Accessories, Fashion, Jewelry, Los Angeles, ShoppingPlay with Your Jewelry

Last week, I stopped by the L.A. press event for the launch of ULINX, a new jewelry line that lets you create your own jewelry using powerful magnetic pieces. As I noshed on cupcakes and cake pops from Sweet E’s Bakery (yum!) and sipped a Svedka vodka tonic, I got the lowdown on how to create my very own ULINX masterpiece out of LINX, aka tiny silver-plated neodymium magnetic spheres, and CLIX, modular magnetic pieces that look like printed rectangles and doughnut-shaped circles.

Sound like a science project? Yes, especially when you find yourself fighting with the positive and negative poles of the magnets. But really, it’s more like a space-age arts and crafts project.

Playing somewhat off the concept of a charm bracelet, ULINX gives you multiple pieces of jewelry in one. Depending on how you put the pieces together, you can create a bracelet, a ring, a necklace, or whatever else you can come up with. You can also buy pre-created designs, such as the minimalist Bel Air or the colorful Sierra Cascade, each $99.80.

A couple people at the event made some pretty awesome, layered creations but I stuck with a simple silver bracelet made of circular CLIX (“GLAMS”) and a rectangular CLIX (“Pacific ECLIPSE”). And while I’ve actually worn it a few times since, I have the most fun just playing around with it, which is why I think it would be a fun gift for craft-loving friends, teenagers, and anyone with lot of energy.

Available at Prices start at $24.95 for a pack of LINX (32 spheres) and $24.95 for a set of CLIX (3 magnetic charm pieces). A portion of sales support WE.LINX, which donates art supplies and educational material to kids who otherwise would have no access to art.


  1. Molly  |  23 May 2011 at 7:32 PM

    Love your writing style, as well as the cool silver bracelet you highlighted in this piece. You have an interesting take on jewelry, which I appreciate!


  2. Jenna B  |  24 May 2011 at 7:30 AM

    This is such a cute article. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Juliana  |  26 May 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Wow, what a cool concept!

  4. Gregory  |  21 November 2011 at 12:20 AM

    Your mode of explaining the whole thing in this article is in fact nice, all can without difficulty know it, Thanks a lot.

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