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.


Fixin’ to flasket.

January 19, 2009

Long weekend means extra time to laze. And to build jewelleries for selling at flasket:

flasket fixins

Take a browse around Etsy this week. Your Valentine will thank you.

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?

Etsy Love: Broad Street

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.

Knit Wit

June 28, 2008

I’m loving this recycled, kinda-riotous, vintage knitting needle jewelry from Threadbanger. Wanna make some?

knitting needle jewelry