May
12

Kari Breitigam

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Houston, Texas fiber artist/art professor/jewelry artist Kari Breitigam must ooze creativity out of every perfect pore. Her pieces are handmade in such a thoughtful and ritualistic way that I almost wonder if those qualities might transfer to the wearer when they drape one on.

 

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(via Almost Makes Perfect)

May
01

Sybille Paulsen

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Art that gives back is like the pile of cherries on top of one of those ridiculously huge sundaes. The best. Sybille Paulsen‘s Tangible Truths focuses on the thread of change and transformation that runs through our lives, in this case women going through chemotherapy. By creating wearable artifacts from their hair, Sybille marks each transformation by creating something tangible that’s of value. Read about her first piece for Mary Beth, then consider donating to this meaningful project.

 

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Apr
27

Gamma Folk

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Gamma Folk founder and designer Lily Piyathaisere combines traditional techniques, including natural dyeing, weaving, braiding and ceramics to create her folksy line of statement pieces. If ever there was one jewelry line perfect summer, this just might be it.

 

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Apr
15

10 April DIYs

BENT-ARM-CHANDELIER-Vintage-Revivals-Design-Crush

CLAY-WIND-CHARM-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

DROP-CLOTH-PICNIC-BLANKET-Paper-&-Stitch-Design-Crush

EYELASH-EARRINGS-Fall-For-DIY-Design-Crush

LEATHER-MAGAZINE-DISPLAY-Food52-Design-Crush

LEATHER-STRAP-CLUTCH-Delia-Creates-Design-Crush

MARBELIZED-PAPER-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

MINIMAL-FLOOR-MIRROR-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

STATEMENT-SHOWER-CURTAIN-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

TEMPORARY-GOLD-TATTOOS-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

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Apr
06

Moulton (+ a Giveaway)

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Last month in Austin I came across lots of shops that were new to me, but none struck a chord quite like Moulton. Jewelry designer and fourth generation small business owner Jen Moulton creates pieces that are all about fresh clean lines that look just as great with a pair of cutoffs as they do with a cocktail dress. I couldn’t help but snap up a gold cuff ring and it’s barely left my right hand since. Because Jen is just as lovely as her offerings she giving one of you a $125 store credit to amp up your spring accessories game at Moulton – scroll down to enter!

 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Mar
24

Seaworthy

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Marisa Howard’s Seaworthy jewelry collection is inspired by a variety of traditional aesthetics, from textiles to architecture. She draws on the Oregon coast in particular to bring color and texture to her designs. The 2015 S/S collection is full of pretty metals, varying is weight from thin and delicate to heavy and chunky.

 

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Mar
09

Spring Wish List

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1. Teller Ring  2. Project Social T Hero Tee  3. Beatrice Valenzuela Slip On (Cobalt)  4. Basic Wallet

The weather has finally jumped above freezing for more than a day, and I’m ready to say sayonara to winter. My spring wish list is admittedly a bit optimistic, I’m sure I’ll be layering plenty of pieces and still wearing tights – but a girl can hope!

 

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5. Olympia Shirt Dress  6. Fingers Crossed Pin  7. Vans Washed Authentic Slim  8. Calm Pants

 

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9. Double-Cloth Motorcycle Jacket  10. Cultured Freshwater Pearl Cabochon Stud Earrings  11. Weekends Are For Waffles Crewneck  12. Sevan Cape

Mar
04

Adorn Milk

Adorn Milk-1-Design Crush

 

Adorn Milk-2-Design Crush

 

I’ve been keeping my mouth shut and waiting for months as my good friend, Jaime Derringer of Design Milk, pulled together what was sure to instantly become my go-to jewelry shop. And at long last Adorn Milk is here!

If modern art and design for your body is your thing, you’ll love Jaime’s handpicked selection of independent and emerging jewelry designers. Each one is focused on architectural, high-quality exclusive and custom pieces by independent artists and designers from around the world. And yeah, I basically want it all.

 

Adorn Milk-3-Design Crush

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Feb
23

St. Eloy

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Emily Counts’ Portland-based St. Eloy jewelry line is inspired by geological formations, medieval craftsmanship, and mid-century modernism. Cast bronze, silver, and porcelain pieces are at once sculptural, geometric, organic in form, while Emily’s more playful painted beads focus on line, contrast, and color. But that’s not the end of her talent, check out more of Emily Counts’ artistic skills at emilycounts.com.

 

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Feb
17

12 February DIYs

FLOWER-INCENSE-BUNDLE-Poppytalk-Design-Crush

KEY-BOARD-Johanna-Rundel-Design-Crush

MARBLED-PHONE-CASE-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

MONOCHROME-FRIENDSHIP-BRACELET-The-Purl-Bee-Design-Crush

ORIGAMI-WALL-DISPLAY-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

RAISED-WOOD-+-GLASS-DESK-ORGANIZER-Oh-So-Beautiful-Paper-Design-Crush

HAND-STAMPED-CITRUS-WALL-The-Paper-Mama-Design-Crush

MARBLE-MOON-PHASE-WALL-HANGING-Almost-Makes-Perfect-Design-Crush

MINI-ZEN-GARDEN-The-Merrythought-Design-Crush

OLD-BOOK-PURSE-A-Beautiful-Mess-Design-Crush

REMOVABLE-FABRIC-WALL-TREATMENT-Design-Sponge-Design-Crush

PAINTED-CANVAS-CLUTCH-The-House-That-Lars-Built-Design-Crush

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All photos copyright of their respective sites unless otherwise noted.