The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Recycled fashion is in with NoVA local Hilary Rednor’s designs. Finally, a cool way to use your old gift cards.

Bounce Bounce, $35; Drop Box, $35; Eyelet Flutter, $35;; photo courtesy of Hilary Rednor

By Christina Marino

Arlington local and D.C. native Hilary Rednor, owner and creator of Hilary Rednor Jewelry, is not your average jewelry designer. When stumbling upon a friends years’ worth of old gift cards Rednor didn’t see them as trash, she saw potential. “I don’t think there’s been a time in my life when I wasn’t making some kind of art or craft,” Rednor says in regards to her unique interest. By using the the gift cards original design to spark inspiration she applies her self-taught skills of jewelry design and degree in studio art to create pieces the owner would never guess was once a gift card.

Rednor’s creative process is unique, she seems to find inspiration in the most unlikely of places. “It’s in my nature to notice and be excited by the possibilities in seemingly mundane objects, and my love of working with my hands and creating makes me want to play with them,” Rednor says. You can shop her jewelry designs on her website, Chocolate Moose in D.C. or at markets like Urban Village Market in Arlington.