Janky Jewels is a New York-based brand founded in 2018. Its primary focus is the integration of sculpture, object, and costume jewelry.
Designed by Carol Li in her native city, New York, she draws inspiration from the claw machines outside bodegas, trips to the dollar store, Coney Island and watching her father work as a jeweler.
Through the mending of kitsch trinkets, industrial hardware, and the resurfacing of precious materials, Janky Jewels works towards ideas of collection and treasure. Janky Jewels uses the spiritual and material ethos of medium to bridge the gap between physical and emotional adornment.
All pieces are handmade by Carol in her Brooklyn studio. She is also a Scorpio.