New York jewelry designer, Wendy Nichol, has us dreaming of late summer, cotton basics, and tough but pretty jewelry thanks to her Spring 2009 look book. Whether its a delicate bracelet made edgy by way of raised spikes, or a necklace of gathered mixed-metal chains--there is a balance between hard and soft in this collection that will keep customers coming back for more. Nichol, who landed firmly in the jewelry scene with her signature snakeskin hoops and cuff bracelets, has since evolved her brand to include everything from key chains to earrings and at price points that range from contemporary to high end. Our favorite pieces from the Spring 09 collection are the gathering of leather ruffles which are made into both earrings and necklaces. To see Nichol's Spring 2009 look book, click the link below.