IT ALL STARTED WITH AN OBSCENELY TANGLED NECKLACE
AND A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF WEST COAST PRIDE.
Dada for the Sake of Sanity
Hilary once let a growing collection of necklaces become so tangled around her neck that she literally wasn't able to take them off for four years. The positive reaction to that accidental piece inspired her to learn the art of deliberate metal manipulation in San Francisco. She sometimes prefers to let jewelry create itself with little human intervention. She supports the liberation of expression, removed from the confines of human expectations. The dadaists were totally onto something.
Playing With Fire
After creating a series of "west coast" pride pieces, Vittrock was born. Each piece in the collection is covered in blood, sweat, and lulz. Whether evoking a mysterious moonscape or channelling playful freneticism, Vittrock seeks to stretch your imagination, strengthen your spine, and crack you the fuck up.
Hilary Contolini lives for the shit that makes people turn their heads, and she's here to turn you the fuck out. Feel like you're the most badass, beautiful creature on the planet, because you are.
She's inspired by doll house furniture, intergalactic imagery and hardware stores. She tries to create jewelry that feels like home for people with electricity coursing through their veins and laughter spewing from their mouths.
Forming & Work-Hardening
Born and raised in SE Portland, she moved to San Francisco and Brooklyn before returning to Portland where she continues to burn her hands without rest in the name of mutation and innovation (and because she really likes to set shit on fire).