Posts Tagged ‘accessories’

Sparkly…, originally uploaded by antigenre.

Well, the winter holidays are coming, like it or not! I’m going to go shopping today and stock up on some sparkly vintage glass beads to make a few festive items for the shop. It’s never too early to start figuring out what to wear to all those holiday parties!

Something else that is on its way is my birthday, and to celebrate, I’m having a sale! I’ll be offering 20% off some ready-to-ship items. The sale will be in early November, after the presidential election. I figure it will be an ideal time for either celebratory shopping or consolation shopping, depending on your political persuasion. Either way, it will be fun, so check in in the near future for more details!


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Copper Rings, originally uploaded by antigenre.

I’ve been meaning to make some more pieces for men but have only now gotten around to it. This is a set of three hammered rings made of heavy 12-gauge copper wire. Check in with AntiGenre on Etsy, because these and some other new items will be up soon.

In other news, thanks to all my wonderful customers, my business has been steadily growing, and I have just recently been fortunate enough to be able to cut back on my hours at my day job.  I’ll be spending a lot more time at my work bench and will be able to concentrate more fully on my jewelry.  Hooray!! I’m really excited about this, and to celebrate, I’ll be having a launch sale in just a few days – I’ll post the deets as soon as I have them!

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Little Evy Earrings, originally uploaded by antigenre.

I am not exactly a petite person and have sort of large features. I feel that delicate jewelry has a tendency to make me look even larger, so I find myself gravitating toward oversized jewelry – big disc and long dangly earrings, pendants and necklaces with strong focal points, for example. It’s not that I’m trying to make a statement or anything, I just have to find pieces proportional to my own body type.

I also have a tendency to make jewelry that is a bit oversized (hey, I want to wear my own stuff!) – my Isamu and Satellite Necklaces are testimony to that. I have started to realize, however, that not everyone likes such huge pieces and that I should perhaps offer a bit more variety in sizes. So I’ve decided to make one of my favorite pieces – the Evy Earrings – in a more down-to-earth size for people who favor a delicate look with their accessories.  I’ll have these posted in my shop soon!

Fashion forecasters are telling me that chunky, oversized jewelry is still the trend for Spring 2008, but who cares about trends anyway?

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I’ve recently found a fantastic source of these amazing brass findings!  I have no idea what they are supposed to be used for, or where they were made, but I love them.  They come in a great variety of evocative shapes and sizes – just looking at the rows and rows of bins starts my head spinning with all kinds of ideas. 

The earrings pictured are my Coriolis Earrings – lightweight, sexy, sophisticated!

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