By Tamera Adams
tadams@nationaljeweler.com

If you want to learn a thing or two about how Lucite bangles are made, check out The Cut.


A throwback to the 1940s, Lucite started making its way back on the accessories scene in 2007. If shelves of stripper-esque, clear-heeled shoes didn't catch your eye, certainly the clunking sound of bangles commanded a head turn.


Designer Alexis Bittar was always ahead of the trend—creating bold, colorful pieces with the transparent plastic since the 90s.


The New York Magazine blog features a video tour of Bittar's studio, where his 160-person staff hand-carves and paints his celebrated Lucite pieces.


The designer, who has an impressive celeb following, also reveals actress Cameron Diaz's addiction to white Lucite.






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