IDOL Light is a jewelry company founded by Machele Nettles and based out of Philadelphia. Using scientific and dichroic glass to create interactive, light centric jewelry. The glass used is traditionally found throughout the scientific community in fields like astronomy, engineering, and laser optics. It is in everyday objects like cameras and magnifying glasses, as well as far away places like spacecraft, satellites, and even the moon! The glass reflects AND refracts light, holding it inside like a diamond as well as projecting it outward like a laser beam.


Machele’s background is in Industrial design and she has worked across many fields including product design, interior design, and photography. She is known for re-contextualizing objects to create something that is both familiar and cutting edge. Our goal is to create experiential products and aha moments. Often times we are more interested in the reaction to an object than the object itself.