September 14, 2009
Thank you, Lee (of Leethal Knits), for this simple sweater-to-jewelry tutorial. Because when sweaters have seen better days — woolies, you know who you are — they might as well get reincarnated as ear adornments that are both light on the lobes and moddy-mod. See it? Love it? Oh my yes.
January 19, 2009
December 1, 2008
Call me biased. But I do love flasket because it’s my fresh, new Etsy shop!
That’s right, Smallers — I have joined the proud ranks of Etsy sellers with my own take on handmade. Check it out, friends: jewelry crafted out of secondhand and vintage materials. All kinds of reusing, repurposing, and second-lifing going on. Here’s a look-see:
Like what you see? A little lackluster?
What Etsy shops do you love?
October 2, 2008
Look at this! Whole handfuls of vintage costume brooches wired, soldered, and strung together to form giant pendants. This is Broad Street, a Chicago-based Etsy shop whose glorious mashups make grandma’s jewels new again.
While on the higher end ($70 to $100 will set you up with that ever-important “statement necklace”), these pieces are one-of-a-kind, handmade extravaganzas of blingblang. I would wear one. Every single day.
Here’s Gold Eden, an ethereal mix of flora and pearls:
Be still, my beating heart.