ERICA WEINER - Formally trained as a theatrical costumer and samplemaker in the fashion industry, Erica Weiner started designing and making jewelry out of her Lower East Side apartment in 2005 with an emphasis on craftsmanship and affordability. Since 2007 Erica and co-founder Lindsay Salmon have traveled around the country, searching out interesting materials to transform into new jewelry using vintage, dead stock and re-purposed materials.