Posts tagged "jewelry"
Recently I had a great opportunity to do a shoot with an up-in-coming jewelry designer who, before April, was a mystery to me. As I arrived on location I was presented with the most inspiring pieces I have laid eyes on in quite a long time.
For her F/W 2011 collection designer Sarah Swell displays jewelry that she describes in her lookbook as “rooted in ancient technique.” Also included in her lookbook Sarah communicates the originality of her work in that “each and every piece has handcrafted elements that remain true to the art of metalsmithing.”
(Source: Sarah Swell)
What I believe is most unique about Sarah Swell designs is the rustic feel that combines hard edges with sparkling detail. This pairing makes each piece essential to any wardrobe with its ability to enhance a casual or formal look.
(photographer: Audre Van Broers)
This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending the Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco. With over 200 vendors showcasing their handmade goods, it was certainly a lot to take in, but well worth it! The Fort Mason Festival Pavilion was packed with booths displaying everything from homemade severed leg catnip toys to on demand poetry from poet/artist, Silvi Alcivar, founder of The Poetry Store.
(source: The Poetry Store)
Below you’ll find some photos of just a few of our favorite finds:
Nature-\inspired jewelry from San Francisco vendor, Bahama Kangaroo.
Unconventional insect displays created by a San Francisco-based insect biologist with the Green Certified Business, B.U.G.
“Rescued, revived, and original” creations from Salt Lake City based, Noble Town Vintage.
Eco-friendly home goods in clever packaging from type.lites.
May we grow old on one pillow.
“Lisa Swerling’s Glass Cathedrals are a series of artboxes containing brilliant tiny worlds, each making their own small statement on our complicated lives.”
We fell in love with this super creative business card from Rusty Cuts.
If the Renegade Craft Fair happens to travel to a city near you, definitely make it a point to attend. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to find our “goods” there one day.
(Photos by The Goods unless noted)
♥ m & j
Sundays- Typically they evoke images of sleeping in, late breakfasts, bottomless mimosas, and overall unadulterated laziness. This time around, we decided to fight our “case of the Sundays” and make a visit to the previously dormant SF Indie-Mart: A street fair on Wisconsin St. accommodating various vendors who were displaying all things related to design, DIY, jewelry, art and vintage clothes. The event was completed with several DJs spinning oldies and a makeshift outdoor bar offering cheap booze to the masses. This was definitely a different atmosphere than the “Renegade Craft Fair” we had just attended- Most Indie-Mart vendors were based out of San Francisco creating a much more local, laid-back feel. Overall, the weather was beautiful, the beer was flowing, and there was plenty to look at and enjoy. Our favorite stop had to be the DIY terrarium station by Workshop SF as shown below:
Feather hair accessories from Stay In The Light.
Metal forged jewelry from The Urban Smith.
“My recent collection features bullet casings from the San Francisco Police Academy, which I cleaned, forged, and gold plated into works of art. I like to play on the ironic with my jewelry too- I just made a ring that has a large nugget of Brazilian Quartz (healing and calming stone) set in a handmade tension setting. I turn pennies into dollars and bullets into beauty.”
Blue jean embroidered zodiac necklaces by Alchemilla.
Indie-Mart returns August 20th at the Alamo Square Flea market. Further deets TBA.
(photos: The Goods)
♥ m & j