Tit for Tat Freda Mohr's freeform lace is totally Covet-able.

By Kimberly Uslin



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In the cooler fall months, we tend to eschew jewelry for cozy scarves—and while they can certainly look chic, bundling up in all that bulk can get boring. The antidote? This oh-so-delicate free-form lace necklace from Baltimore-based multimedia artist Freda Mohr. Inspired by vintage lace patterns, Mohr’s contemporary take is hand-crocheted with cotton, then steamed and stretched to perfection. The piece is abstract but intricate; Mohr says she enjoys “doing really elaborate work in a small space.” And while the necklace’s stunning earth tones are wildly wearable, the jewelry demands a little TLC. “Lace is really special, but it’s ephemeral,” Mohr says. “It will last 100 years if you take care of it, but it’s not a diamond.” We beg to differ—sporting this, you’re sure to sparkle. Want more of Mohr? The artist also crafts handmade housewares and accepts commissions for bridal pieces, fascinators and other special-occasion work. Necklace: $250, fredamohr.com

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