Lea Stein's jewellery makes for an interesting conversation piece, not just because of the varied and whimsical designs she produces. She was originally active from between 1969 and 1981, then started making jewellery again in 1988 once a worldwide market had grown for her work. A wide selection of her work from across the years is available at Polkadot jewellery. The selection features everything from sleeping cats to glamorous profiles of flapper-style ladies, all made from laminated rhodoid.
Each year she produces a new design, so the pieces can be dated pretty precisely, and given a name. The Fox brooch is her most popular design to date, dating from 1975. Prices on the site range depending on the model but they all are priced roughly around the £30 mark.
See the range online