How it's Made

Achitecture-Inspired Modern, Minimal Jewelry

Here in Chicago, we can't help but to derive inspiration from our city's acclaimed architecture. Encompassing evocative design with a modern vision, our minimalist jewelry is wearable architecture conceived and handcrafted by Julie Crosson for her line, Crosslyne. In today's edition of "How it's Made," we get a sneak peek at her process from concept to completion.

 Open Triple Link Necklace / Semi Moon Duo Necklace

Julie started Crosslyne in 2016 when she realized her background in graphic design translated naturally to jewelry. While her initial goal was to create unique pieces for herself, she soon expanded her scope into a wholesale line.

Julie's love of minimalist design and architectural geometry is manifested in mixed metals and natural materials in her collection. In her Chicago studio, all pieces are laser-cut in walnut to Julie's exact specifications. The parts are then sanded, stained and combined with other materials to complete assembly. 

 Julie in the studio

Both cultural influences and natural diversity are reflected in these linear, elegant designs. In addition to architecture, Julie's love of interiors, art and the city of Chicago itself are evident across her ever-evolving collection.  

 Open Link Wrap Earrings / Upturned Brass Arc Earrings

Turn any outfit into an museum-worthy masterpiece with Crosslyne jewelry: