crafted with a variety of zippers and thread, kate cusack creates jewelry that is bold, sophisticated, and playful."i am inspired by the repetition of ordinary items. the pieces that i create are made from seemingly mundane materials and come to life when they are worn. the body is my canvas: i am fascinated by adornment, and excess."kate cusack first studied at the maryland institute college of art, then received a mfa in costume design from the yale school of drama. cusack works as a freelance costume designer and jewelry artist from her studio in brooklyn, new york.