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Lainie Line Debuts Jewelry for Your Sweet Tooth

Grapefruit, cinnamon sticks and other sweets are featured in the latest designs by West U's Rachel Teichman.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen October 6, 2015

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The Lissa candy necklace in brass from Lainie Line, $125.

Like most artists, when Rachel Teichman designs jewelry, she's inspired by the world around her. Since Teichman founded Lainie Line in 2014, she's found a interesting niche by taking the real objects, from found shells and rocks to vintage charms, and casting them in brass, turning them into one-of-a-kind jewelry pendants.

The name Lainie Line is an anagram for Nina and Eli, the names of Teichman's two kids, and their influence is obvious in her latest designs. Between her love of baking and the family's regular trips to Rocket Fizz in Rice Village, Teichman's jewelry has been taken over by candy wishes and sugar dreams.

"I had this idea in my head for a sugar cube necklace, and I found some quartz cubes that looked like sugar cubes and strung three together on a necklace and that was that," says Teichman.

The sweet jewelry pieces include a cinnamon stick cast in bronze and our favorite, a brass version of the classic children's candy necklace made of real candy pieces. And while it's not technically a sweet, Teichman is also working on another edible design: a Texas grapefruit peel cast in the shape of Texas. 

Best of all, sweet treats from Lainie Line never feel like too much of a splurge: designs start at $40 and top out under $150. Find them on Etsy or check them out in person on Oct. 28 when Teichman will be participating in The Market at Beth Yeshurun Day School

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