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Pamela Love to Launch Lower-Priced Line, Show at New York Fashion Week

>> Pamela Love, she of the cult-loved talon cuff and bird skull necklaces, is working on a lower-priced line. She told Elle she's "not sure if it will have a different name" but wants to make sure that the "imagery is similar and represents the same feeling without compromising the fine jewelry. We don’t want to do knock-offs of something in a different material. Different pieces but similar feeling."

So what is she thinking for the pieces that ring in at a lower price point?

"Everything is made in my studio, so it’s kind of expensive because of that. The only way to really produce in-house and make it affordable is to use more affordable materials. So I think we’re going to start using some costume materials to see if we can lower the price point and also at the same time try to make some really crazy extravagant pieces that are just mind-blowing and amazing. I’d like the costume pieces to be great but affordable, because right now I can’t really even necessarily afford my jewelry. But I want to keep making my stuff by hand in New York and no China, not overseas, not in a factory. So we’re just trying to come up with the most creative ways for next season to have a lower price point line."

She's also showing at Fashion Week »

As for New York Fashion Week next month, she's staying tight-lipped on the "couple" of collaborations she has in the works: "I don’t want to get in trouble. Every time I mention collaborations, I get in trouble. [But] we’re really excited about them."  She's also planning a stand-alone presentation for the first time — Style.com wonders if jewelry designers showing is about to become a trend.  The installation will be part of MAC and Milk Fashion Week.

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