Lefty Korine gives Finn Wolfhard the scoop on his jewelry line

By Lefty was born in the alleys of a Miami Beach Michaels. It was in the arts and crafts store, amid glow-in-the-dark paints and tubes of wood glue, that Lefty Korine decided to give jewelry-making a boost. As the daughter of movie power couple Harmony and Rachel Korine, it’s no surprise that Lefty’s artistic musings have blossomed into something of an internet craze. What started as a playful diversion has turned into a real brand – technicolor necklaces punctuated with plastic teddy bears and sleek strands intertwined with vintage glass charms evoke a simpler, more innocent and decidedly analog era. Here, the 12-year-old designer gives her favorite actor, the stranger things star Finn Wolfhard, the scoop.

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FINN WOLFHARD: Hi, Lefty!

LEFT-HANDED KORINE: Hi! How is it going?

WOLFHARD: Fairly well. I’ll try to do this quickly and painlessly. Why did you decide to create By Lefty? Have you loved jewelry all your life?

KORINE: Well, there were a lot of things I wanted to buy but I didn’t have any money, so I decided to start a business. I looked for ways to start a business and came across jewelry making, so I took the plunge.

WOLFHARD: Do you carry your own stuff?

KORINE: From time to time.

WOLFHARD: I guess it’s like walking around with your own product or listening to your own music. Have you always planned to call the brand By Lefty?

KORINE: It was originally called Selling These Jewels, but we decided to change it to something simpler because that name was too long.

WOLFHARD: Selling this jewelry is like an infomercial. Did you start this during the pandemic?

KORINE: That’s one of the reasons it started. We went to Michaels one day and bought a bunch of stuff. The materials we use have improved a lot since then.

WOLFHARD: Well, you have two really incredibly artistic parents, so obviously you’re into art as well. Have you always liked doing stuff?

KORINE: I love to paint.

WOLFHARD: What do you do while you make jewelry? Do you listen to music?

KORINE: We sometimes watch television in the background.

WOLFHARD: What’s your favorite show to watch in the background?

CORINA: stranger things.

WOLFHARD: You don’t have to say that!

KORINE: It’s my favorite show!

WOLFHARD: Well, I’m happy. I’m going to ask you a few quick questions and you can just answer with the first thing that comes to mind. What’s your favorite song to sing at karaoke?

KORINE: Any Dolly Parton song.

WOLFHARD: What annoys you?

CORINE: My parents!

WOLFHARD: Good. What voice do you hear the most during the day?

CORINE: My parents.

WOLFHARD: What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought on eBay?

KORINE: I actually buy some of By Lefty’s charms on eBay. Beads and weird vintage stuff.

WOLFHARD: What is your most prized possession?

KORINE: My bunny. It’s not a real rabbit. It’s a little stuffed animal I’ve had since I was a baby.

WOLFHARD: What’s the best impression you can make of someone?

KORINE: I can make a pretty good impression of my father, I think.

WOLFHARD: What are you doing in your impression of Harmony?

KORINE: Just lie down, eat and watch TV.

WOLFHARD: [Laughs] What is your favorite place on earth?

KORINE: My all-time favorite place is my summer camp, which is in Maine. But my favorite place to live is probably Nashville. I miss it a lot.

WOLFHARD: That’s where you spent the first years of your life, wasn’t it? And then you moved to Florida when you were a little older?

CORINE: Yeah.

WOLFHARD: But at least it’s sunny all the time.

KORINE: It’s too hot sometimes. I miss the snow.

WOLFHARD: Who is the funniest person you know?

KORINE: My two best friends.

WOLFHARD: Do you have anything to ask me?

KORINE: Why don’t you come back to TikTok?

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