I've recently discovered a lovely local jewelry designer - Christi York of BuenoStyle. Seriously beautiful things. All of it is true vintage, some of it one of a kind. I love that it's sustainable, like the recycled sweater idea. Some of my favorite pieces are:
If you're in the Vancouver area, you can find her Jewelry at Changes in West Point Grey and Ingenue on Broadway. She also has a shop on Esty.
All photos are from her website.