Designer Benas Staskauskas Creates Bold and Rugged Accessories

By: Meghan Young - Nov 8, 2014
References: born & trendland
As far as nature-inspired jewelry goes, the designs by Benas Staskauskas are incredibly artistic. As though wearable sculptures for those who like to embrace expressive fashion statements, each of the 70 rings that were created for the collection are beautifully unrefined and organic. Many of the nature-inspired jewelry pieces were inspired by the Icelandic landscape, which is full of alien locales and materials.

Using everything from volcanic ash to crushed lava and artificial resin, the nature-inspired jewelry is nevertheless meant to reflect much more including contemporary social and architectural landscapes. Staskauskas says, "I call it performative sculpture and this includes basically any form and scale body related object. In other words--it’s a trigger point for characters behavior." Although the nature-inspired jewelry is raw and bold, there is also something delicate about them.