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Caitlin Mociun (pronounced like motion) began her design studies with textiles, which—after a brief, unrealized flirtation with wallpaper—led naturally into apparel. But since launching her clothing line in 2005, she’s shifted her energies from software to hardware, choosing to focus instead on jewelry (and keeping up her material skills with beautiful and graphic by-the-yard fabrics).

“I’m glad that I started with the clothing line—because I couldn’t have gotten here without it,” she says. “But with jewelry, you have the luxury of a much smaller scale. I can make one custom piece as easily as ten or forty of the same design, without losing a lot on experimenting. Or I can add one thing at a time as I come up with new ideas. I guess I finally figured out what work I like best!” That hardly means she’s settling down, though: In March 2012, Caitlin opened 

her own shop in Williamsburg, where she sells her textiles and jewelry—think delicate necklaces strung with tiny gold-and-turquoise triangles and mismatched stud earrings that mimic a topographical map—alongside a carefully curated mix of home goods and pieces by like-minded designers. “I’ll always happily go off to hunt down cool stuff, and I hope to make the store a kind of destination place in the neighborhood,” she explains. So far, the diverse mix of clients who’ve entered her newest fold are seriously digging her vision—no surprise given her proven ability to shift gears. —mireille hyde

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Behind The Scenes

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    Caitlin Mociun’s Star Dumpling Soup Her fascination with shapes seeps into everything she makes.When Caitlin’s not busy designing stunning (and unexpected) bracelets and teeny-tiny earrings, she’s probably in her kitchen, whipping up something tremendous for her friends. And she’s game for sharing one of her favorite concoctions with us: “This soup was born from a disappointing recipe I tried out—it had potential, but I was disappointed by the bulky cornmeal dumplings and thick chunks of sausage. To lighten it up, I came up wit... READ MORE »
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    Caitlin Mociun Takes On Williamsburg Eight under-the-radar spots the plugged-in designer is willing to share.Caitlin Mociun’s gorgeous, recently opened shop is smack in the heart of Williamsburg, and the airy, spare storefront has the feel of a gallery—as the crazy-thoughtful jewelry designer sees things, the clean-slate approach helps visitors embrace what’s in store. “In so many shops, customers tend to think, ‘My house doesn’t look like this, so these things aren’t for me,’” she explains. “The space is very minimalist—polishe... READ MORE »
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    Meet Caitlin Mociun It’s been a long (ish) and winding road.Caitlin Mociun (pronounced like motion) began her design studies with textiles, which—after a brief, unrealized flirtation with wallpaper—led naturally into apparel. But since launching her clothing line in 2005, she’s shifted her energies from software to hardware, choosing to focus instead on jewelry (and keeping up her material skills with beautiful and graphic by-the-yard fabrics).“I’m glad that I started with the clothing line—because I couldn’t ha... READ MORE »