Kiel Mead takes forgotten objects and turns them into precious collectibles. This unexpected necklace repurposes that daunting dental device you tried so hard to lose as a kid. This gleaming pendant is hand cast in brass from an actual retainer and plated in silver. This original accessory elevates your orthodontic travails to a symbol of triumph—you’re the one laughing now, and flashing that perfectly aligned set of chompers.
Chain: L 30”. Pendant: H 1.5” W 2.5”. New York City designer Kiel Mead is the founder of the American Design Club, a support organization for emerging local talent.