Jewels in Our Midst

I am constantly impressed by the amount of talent and creativity Orlando holds. Two local jewelry designers I recently came across are perfect examples.

The first is Italian-born fashion designer Consuelo Bellini. You may have seen her work as the costume designer for the “Education Is In” campaign for Valencia College but she also makes killer jewelry. You can find her wares at Tuni’s (301 S Park Ave. Winter Park) and at Obsession Boutique downtown.

New on the scene from New York is Michal Yakar. Her gorgeous line made with Swarovski crystals and semi-precious stones in girly constructions have been sold at Henri Bendel’s in New York and featured in Elle magazine. Now based in Winter Park, Yakar’s jewelry will be available at local boutiques soon.