Monday, April 26, 2010

clothes pin sample sale

big news! clothes-pin proprietor karen young has her sample sale back up and running, and I'm joining her again. this time around she's featuring a different designer each week. My sample sale launched this morning, and we're selling pieces at a variety of price points- from $21.50 to $110.(shipping included) Some of these pieces never made it to the website or out to any stores, so this is a great opportunity to grab something that's never been seen.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

earth day deals at green rainbow

hey kids- a nice selection of my jewelry can be found at the eco-minded online shop, green rainbow. for a limited time, they're offering free shipping on orders $75 and over. that's pretty cool.

in addition, if you join green rainbow's mailing list, you will find out about special discounts and offers. (hint, hint) there just might be a special earth day discount going on right about now.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

new pieces

Pink Tassel Necklace. I love to take chain tassels apart and put them back together, improved. Here I've replaced the base metal wire with lovely copper wraps that have been antiqued and polished. The tassel is hung on pink vintage Japanese chain. Seriously.

I found a use for this bracelet chain of copper diamonds. (I was stashing it away in all honesty.) A weird thing happens when you buy vintage to sell- some pieces tug at you and are hard to part with. Like you're never going to find anything like it again! So here I've made it into a little charm bracelet. The tiny charm that's hiding is a Finnish penny. (penni)

This pendant was a brooch- the tassels hang in slight graduation.

Chunky Amber cuff links. They were sitting in my "to polish" pile for many months. When the weather got nice I brought a big batch out back and went at them with the dremel and tripoli. The findings are made from Alpaca, a metal alloy used to mimic sterling silver. They fooled me to the point that I almost listed them as sterling, until I noticed the hallmark stamp.

Mary Brooch. These little vintage pieces amaze me. Names and such are spelled out in a single piece of square wire, ending in the pin back. They're usually backed by shell, and this one is carved to look like a pair of kissing love birds.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

carl jung quotes

some time ago b ducked into reminiscence on 23rd st. and picked up a carl jung action figure for our friend who is pursuing a master's in psychology, and was visiting us at the time. she opened it and left behind the package, which was covered in quotes from the man. I cut them out and pasted them to various spots on the walls of our bed-stuy apartment.

we have another friend (who was the third roommate to b and the psychology student before b left L.A.) who is going through a rough patch. she claims to hate everything now, including that which she likes. so I decided to look up some carl jung quotes cause I thought some wisdom from the doctor might be just what she needs. here are some of my favorites and the ones I shared with her.

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering.

Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.

read more nuggets here.

erin's wallets

lookee here. my friend erin weckerle, knitter, sewer, d.j.{!} and owner of sodafine, has just come out with these fab wallets. I assume they're only available in person at the williamsburg shop, so you better run on down there. they're only $38 folks!