Design

Meet Lefty Korine, the 12-Year-Old Jeweler to Watch

Harmony Korine’s daughter, Lefty, makes a name for herself with her beaded-jewelry line.

Daniel Modlin

Photography by Luisa Opalesky

Crafting is making a comeback. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic siloed us in our homes, unique rug art, handmade kitsch and DIY fashion were all on the rise. Now, it’s only gotten more mainstream. Did we mention that one of the most prevalent designers in the field is only 12 years old?

Lefty Korine, daughter of film director Harmony Korine and actor Rachel Korine, launched By Lefty at the beginning of August. Since then, her brilliant Instagram, which showcases her pieces being worn on Gen Zers and Gen Xers alike, has grown from a few hundred to many thousands of followers.

Handmade in Miami, the Zoomer Accessories brand offers one-of-a-kind beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings evoking the exact kind of childlike freedom and playfulness we’re collectively yearning for these days. She also makes pearl strands, nameplate bracelets, chili peppers scattered over 14-karat hoops, and even mask lanyards for keeping track of that always disappearing PPE. Lefty’s style isn’t just authentic; it’s funny, revitalizing and sparkling with youthful charm.

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