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Fleas, the good kind

photo My Romanesque and Statuary necklaces on display at the flea! (www.fromtheashesvintagejewels.com)

So I woke up bright and early yesterday morning, something I don’t usually do on the weekends. Well, actually I try to never do it, weekend or not! Anyway, I spent the day at Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn hawking my wares.

The market is great, it’s right between Bedford Street which is one of the main shopping and restaurant areas and the Williamsburg Flea at East River State park (http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/). It’s a busy street with lots of action and tons of shoppers.

The only thing was, it had been a really long time since I’ve sold at a flea market and I forgot how it always makes me feel like a zoo animal. You know, you’re on display, lots of people walk over, smile, point. It’s all very odd, really brings those social anxiety issues right to the surface!

Anyway, the market has a great mix of interesting pieces, check it out at (www.artistsandfleas.com). Most of the offerings are one of a kind designer items and a lot of that is jewelry!

Some of my favorites we’re the brass knuckle pendants and kick ass t’s from Father Panik (http://www.fatherpanik.com/).

brooklyn t Me in my favorite Father Panik Brass Knuckle Brooklyn Tee and a couple of my necklaces!

Vintage typewriter key cufflinks from Churoncalla (http://churoncalla.com/), cool message pendants and key rings from Metal Taboo (http://www.etsy.com/shop/metaltaboo) and the edgy double finger rings from Snash Jewelry  (http://www.snashjewelry.com/)

tooth ring The Cadaver Double Tooth ring from Snash Jewelry

So, next weekend make sure you stop by Artists and Fleas, they’re open Saturdays and Sundays and while you’re in Williamsburg check out Eight of Swords Tattoo (www.eightofswords.com) to see my collection!

And take a look at new pieces just added to the website!!  WWW.FROMTHEASHESVINTAGEJEWELS.COM

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Posted by on April 8, 2013 in Jewelry

 

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Baseball Diamonds

everythingbaseball_2255_314957990 Ruby and diamond baseball pendant http://www.everythingbaseballcatalog.com/diandrubane.html

Today was opening day for both New York baseball teams, I don’t know who won and to be honest I don’t care. I guess I’m more of a Yankee fan, although I was a huge Mets fan as a kid, back when they we’re good.  Anyway, I’ve always liked the idea of opening day, the weather is usually nice, and I have to romanticize everything in my head, so I think about who I’d go with, my outfit and you guessed it the jewelry!

So that’s where I got stuck, there’s really no baseball game appropriate jewelry. Unless of course you happen to be a Yankee wife or girlfriend, then pile on those diamonds! I happen to be neither one of those things, so what’s a girl to do?

I found a little inspiration today, that could turn any chick into a baseball fan!

baseball earrings Ruby and diamond baseball earrings http://www.everythingbaseballcatalog.com/diandruea.html

And I thought of something else, if the stadiums started baseball jewelry day, instead of silly things like towel day, hat day and other useless crap day, I think both the Yankees and the Mets could develop a whole new fan base!!

You can always find a little inspiration of your own here – WWW.FROMTHEASHESVINTAGEJEWELS.COM

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Check me out at Eight of Swords (www.eightofswords.com) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

And stop by to say hi this Sunday April 7th, I’ll be at Artists and Fleas (www.artistsandfleas.com) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with the whole collection!!!

 
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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Jewelry

 

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Easter Luxe

pink egg

If you’re anything like me, you probably still color Easter eggs. Give me something I can decorate, sprinkle some glitter on and I’m there! As a kid, I remember my Grandmother having a wonderful, bejeweled egg on a pedestal in her china cabinet (now there’s a word you don’t hear too often anymore!).

Of course at the time I had no idea that it was supposed to look like a Faberge egg, or had I even heard of them. I just knew it was sparkly, dazzling and totally captivated me. I wanted to wear it on a chain or permanently affix it to my head. The fact that it was an actual egg made no difference to me, I was a weird little kid, ok.

Fabrerge eggs have a long and storied history. “It was in 1885 that the first Imperial egg was produced. The beautifully simple egg opened up to reveal a yolk. Inside the yolk was a golden hen and inside the hen was a diamond miniature of the crown and a tiny ruby egg.

The egg was a gift to the Czarina Maria. It reminded her of home and each year thereafter, a new egg was commissioned by the Czar and created by Fabergé for the Czarina. The eggs became elaborately more jeweled, conveyed historical meaning and had a hidden surprise.

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The Czar gave his wife an egg every year during the Russian Orthodox Easter festival. From 1895 to 1916, his successor, Nicholas II, gave two Easter eggs each year, one to his wife and one to his mother. A total of fifty Imperial eggs were made for the Russian Czars, but several have been lost. ” (1)

Faberge also made miniature versions of the eggs to be worn as pendants. I had the pleasure of seeing a few of them when I was at Fred Leighton (www.fredleighton.com). These tiny sparkling treasures are difficult to find and an impressive addition to any jewelry collection.

(1) Barbara Crews, “Faberge Eggs,” n.d.,http://collectibles.about.com/od/companyprofiles/p/fabergeeggs.htm(Accessed March 31, 2013).

If you’d like to make an impressive addition to your jewelry collection check out – WWW.FROMTHEASHESVINTAGEJEWELS.COM   New pieces just added!!!

Next sunday April 7th I’ll be at Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (www.artistsandfleas.com) – Stop by to say hi and check out the collection !!

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Don’t forget to stop by Eight of Swords (www.eightofswords.com) next time your in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to check out the collection!

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2013 in Jewelry

 

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