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I wasn’t waiting for the treasury on Etsy to open up or anything, but earlier today, someone posted an announcement on Twitter that it was opening up soon.   I decided to try and snag one, but I apparently missed it by just a minute or two. 

Well, fine.  I’ll put together my own collection of favorites!  I’m in a vintagey-steampunky-military-ish mood, and these items have all caught my eye in the last day or two (actually, I’ve been coveting a couple of them for a while now).  They are full of wonderful details and embellishments, from antique lace appliques and faux fur hems to metallic thread stitching and exposed seams.  With innovative construction and interesting lines, each of these handcrafted beauties would be a terrific addition to a seriously cool wardrobe.

*** Shop News ***

The last day to order for the holidays from my Etsy shop will be December 20th!  You’ll still be able to order after that, of course, but I might not be able to get your purchase out to you before I leave for Kansas on the 23rd.   Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or concerns about your order! 

Happy shopping!

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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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Elemental

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I should probably focus on brightly-colored or floral-themed items for the onset of spring, but I am not one to follow trends or worry about what is in for which season. It’s not that I automatically reject trends because they’re trendy (at least not in all cases), but I usually miss the boat completely and decide I like a particular style way too late to actually do anything about it. As a result, I’m learning to just sort of go with my instincts and see what happens. Lately, I feel compelled to pare down my style and color schemes with the jewelry I’ve been making.  The Forgotten Lariat is part of my Elemental series, a group of pieces with cleaner lines, cooler colors and earthy, organic shapes.  I’m really having a lot of fun playing with new ideas and new material (square wire can be challenging!), so watch for lots of fun designs to show up in my shop as I develop them!

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