Mociun’s Mismatched Earrings

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Aren’t earrings — you know, two pieces of jewelry that you wear on each ear at once — supposed to match? Maybe. Sometimes. But if you’re Caitlin Mociun, who was “born the daughter of seafaring Tony Mociun and pedagogical Jillian Mociun,” you don’t quite see the world the same way as everyone else, and therefore might imagine a world where earrings are mismatched yet highly complementary. A world where topography is a wearable pattern, gemstones look best in unconventional settings and triangles are cool, always.

More about dear Caitlin, who helms jewelry outfit Mociun: “At a young age she developed an intense fear of coyotes and spent large amounts of time pretending to be an appaloosa…At 18 she returned to the U.S. to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where from 4 years later she graduated with a BFA in textiles. Throughout this period, her stepmother Marilyn was the esteemed protector of the Mociun family menagerie. Hearkening back to her childhood urges, Caitlin found the coyote-like corporate world frightening and is currently enjoying the appaloosian character of self-employment.”

We hate the coyote-like corporate world, too, Caitlin. But we really like your earrings. Find her earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more on her website.

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  1. Tracey

    Jan 30, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I totally love her mismatched earring designs! They are so whimsical and unique. I am heading back to her website to shop.
    Thanks for sharing her story and work. Loved the article.

    • Promila Shastri

      Jan 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm

      Glad you liked the article–happy shopping!

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