Julie Rofman’s bohemian bracelets
You can make a big statement in one of Julie Rofman?s glass bead bracelets. Or a small one: These boho-chic candy-colored bracelets come in several sizes and are so versatile that they?re equally appropriate worn with cutoffs and an airy tank on a Malibu hike or accenting a silky shirt, jeans and heels for a Hollywood power lunch.
Rofman, a Venice-based painter and sculptor, draws inspiration from design and travel. Her geometric patterns derive from gridlike Bauhaus studies, with names that read like a well-used passport: Kyoto, Cumbria, Stockholm, Rio, Galápagos. Rofman makes each bracelet on a small loom, juxtaposing colors of matte, translucent, opaque and shiny glass beads imported from Japan.
The perfect starter piece is the Palermo bracelet ($77), a skinny stack of rainbow beads. More eye-catching is the two-and-a-half-inch Cape bracelet ($265) and its thick, matte-bead tribal design. Some of her wrap bracelets (from $88) even double as necklaces.
Pieces are available at local shops including Undesigned in Los Feliz and Firefly in Venice. Rofman also creates custom pieces including lettering. Bracelets? tassel ends and sliding metal clasps allow for flexible comfort--even on a piece we think is true bohemian luxe, the Barbados anklet ($88).
Firefly, 1409 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; 310-450-6288 or julierofmanjewelry.com