Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Mod Mary from Tokyo Bay is a sleek alternative to a wristwatch. Wear it alone for contemporary simplicity or layer it up with other chains and necklaces for a more vintage look. Three face colors are available - choose your fave!
Monday, September 21, 2009
You don't have to wait for Halloween to go incognito! My one-of-a-kind masks and crowns like to go to the Renaissance Fair, a masquerade ball or dress-up party. The base is a sturdy Italian-made neoprene mask that I cover in fabric then embellish with gems, jewels, flora and all manner of sparkly paints & glitter. Come try on a few alter egos!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Silk has no equal when it comes to sheen, softness and the ability to accept dyes. Plus, it's warm without weight or bulk - perfect qualities for an accessory piece like this shawl from Balbianello. It adds instant panache to a simple outfit, whether you choose a subtle color combination as shown or deep, rich tones. $86
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Bring your Artisans bag for 5% off your total order. This is in addition to any other discounts on items from our Clearance shelf or the 10% off new Fall clothing for our email subscribers. Not on our email list? Use the link to the right or simply sign up at the store when you check out in order to instantly qualify for our newsletter specials.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This is Suzanne Bellows modeling her own jewelry line: Blue Palms Fiber Art. The pendant and earrings feature batiked and hand painted silk smoothly mounted on painted mat board. She layers up shapely pieces, adding bead and wire embellishments. All edges are neatly sealed and edged. This style of pendant is suspended from memory wire covered with coordinating beads. No clasp means it's easy to put on - even for someone with arthritis or difficulty with fine motor skills. The earrings are wonderfully light, and some styles are available in clips. Suzanne's artistic sense makes for exciting color combinations that incorporate numerous shades that blend easily into your wardrobe.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Citron Clothing of Santa Monica, CA designs the most sumptuous Asian prints on silk! These cranes are a classic example of their artistry: unusual without getting campy. This is a piece that is lovely alone over simple silky pants or a skirt, but that can be worn open as a jacket for a more casual look. The mandarin collar style with three-quarter length sleeves looks good on almost any body type. I've owned several of their tops and find that they hand wash easily, requiring only a light touch-up with an iron after drip drying. They fold to almost nothing, so are wonderful for traveling. $150
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Cubes of Swarovski crystals in a myriad of colors & finishes are interspersed with bugle beads & shiny metal spacers to create a necklace that defies labels. It's as comfortable accessorizing a pair of jeans as it is gracing the decollete of an evening dress. The adjustable clasp makes that transition even easier, and matching earrings complete the ensemble.