11.30.2011

Leather Bracelets Make Great Stocking Stuffers

I've been making these far faster than I can photograph them, but thought y'all'd like to see what I've been burning the semi-midnight oil to make:





Stylish, and only $10!?! Outrageous. And now through December 31, you can get free shipping at etsy.com/shop/persuede, or you can come see me at the Dekalb Market this weekend. Either way, you'll be winning.

Go Gorgeous.


11.28.2011

Holiday Cavalcade Goody Bag



I made these really cool boxes for the Holiday Cavalcade goody bags on December 3:



Okay, I didn't make the boxes, but I did adorn them in classic persuede style.  First, I made a stencil from an old metro card:



And then I stenciled the star is multiple colors to create a cool 3D effect.


Each box has my business card inside, and a unisex leather bracelet.


 Whoever wins that goody bag is going to be a very happy camper! I had so much fun with it, I decided to make a limited edition of holiday cards utilizing the same technique but in different colors and materials. I'll post pictures of those in a day or so.




11.25.2011

Holiday Shopping Blowout at Dekalb Market



I've got new jewelry and photo cards ready for this Saturday -- it's going to be a fabulous day at the Dekalb Market!



Great vendors, fantastic food and one GINORMOUS basket of gifts valued at over $500.

Plus, you can do good at the same time. You get one entry for the gift basket for every canned food you bring, and all food is donated to Food Bank of NYC where now more than ever every donation counts.

Join persuede jewelry on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Dekalb Market Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. It's gonna be rad!

11.23.2011

Black Friday 2 Cyber Monday Sales Event

Free Shipping and 10% off storewide from BLACK FRIDAY 2 CYBER MONDAY


Beginning 12 a.m. Friday, November 25, shop for modern organic jewelry and accessories at http://www.etsy.com/shop/persuede

If your hoping for something special, something handmade, something unique, or you're looking for gifts under $20 or over $200, this is your shopping event.  Sale ends at 11:59 p.m. Monday, November 28. Don't miss out!

Pssssst.....if you are a fan of persuede on Facebook, you can get an additional 10% with an exclusive code. Sign up today!

11.22.2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Sales


persuede has found a new home on the weekends! Come visit me at the truly fabulous Dekalb Market at Flatbush and Willioughby in Brooklyn. I'll be there this Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. The food is fantastic, the vendors are top-notch, and to celebrate I'm offering free shipping at my online shop in addition to a Black Friday sale discount (10% woot woot!) Just enter 2DEKALB when checking out at
etsy.com/shop/persuede.

Go Gorgeous.

11.20.2011

New Earring Design

Black agate and vintage glass on sterling silver, design & photo (c) persuede jewelry

I'm so excited by this new design. I'was up till the wee hours of the morning all last week making many different versions of these. I was initially inspired by chevron, a pattern which seems to be everywhere these days:


DIY Project from DesignSponge - love these ladies!

DIY Chevron Painted Pillow from Two Girls Being Crafty
Graphic T from kimmchi


I got a little color-combo-crazy and made a bunch of different colorways using vintage white glass column beads I've had FOREVER (ie: found in the back of my stash drawer in a bag closed with yellow, aged tape) and various semi-precious stones. Luv, luv, luv! Wish I could wear them all.

Green agate, vintage glass, and onyx on sterling silver, design & photo (c) persuede jewelry

Carnelian, vintage glass, and dumortierite on sterling silver, design & photo (c) persuede jewelry

Amazonite, vintage glass, and dumortierite on sterling silver, design & photo (c) persuede jewelry

Carnelian and vintage glass on sterling silver, design & photo (c) persuede jewelry

Go gorgeous.

11.17.2011

Bundle Up at the Last Outdoor Flea

Extra-long Striped French Mohair and Silk Hand-crocheted Scarf
This Saturday is going to be a gorgeous fall day!

And, it's the last time persuede jewelry will be at the Brooklyn Flea. All the items from my shop will be significantly reduced for this final BKFlea outing.

So come by for the last outdoor Brooklyn Flea until next spring. I'll be there with my jewelry and scarves, along with Melody's Addiction and Deadstock Dallas, kickin' it old skool with his sneakers and action figures in our tent across from Pizza Moto on Saturday, November 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information and directions.
 

Plans are in the making for other holiday market outings, so stay tuned through Facebook and Twitter.
 


11.16.2011

Gold Spotted Leopard Shell and Wood Necklace

design and photograph (c) persuede jewelry

Just added to my etsy shop. I love the richness of the walnut-hued wood beads, the chocolate suede cord, and then there's that splash of gold on the shell. Lush.


11.15.2011

Last Saturday at the Brooklyn Flea


I know, I know...Saturday is like a whole week away.

BUT, it's the last time persuede jewelry will be at the Brooklyn Flea!

(At least until next spring)

So why not a blowout? All the items from my shop will be significantly reduced for this final BKFlea outing. Stay tuned for more special offers through Facebook (have you "liked me" yet?) and Twitter.


11.14.2011

Goodies for the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade


I just finished making a entire armful of unisex leather bracelets for the Holiday Handmade Cavalcade on December 3 benefiting the Brooklyn Community Foundation.


I won't be at the market, but a bunch of my friends will be and you don't want to miss all of their beautiful handmade goods. Plus, if you go you could win a fantastic goody bag filled with quality artisan and handmade gifts, including my braided leather bracelets.


Go Gorgeous.

11.10.2011

Autumn at the Brooklyn Flea


I am loving this weather!

Just two more weeks before the outdoor market shuts down, so come for a visit and start your gift shopping with some handmade jewelry and sneaker fiend finds. Persuede jewelry, Deadstock Dallas and his Lucky12s, and Melody's Addiction will all be holding court in our tent across from Pizza Moto on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information and directions.

11.09.2011

Salt


Dust of the sea, in you
the tongue receives a kiss
from ocean night:
taste imparts to every seasoned
dish your ocean essence;
the smallest,
miniature
wave from the saltcellar
reveals to us
more than domestic whiteness;
in it, we taste infinitude.

~ excerpt from "Ode to Salt" by Pablo Neruda

11.07.2011

Warm and Fuzzy


In between making jewelry, cooking, and obsessively checking for the latest Mercy Thompson novel, I've been making these:



As you know from last Tuesday's post, I love a striped scarf. Plus, I've always been intrigued by color and pattern, playing with gemstones in unique combinations. Now I'm applying the same principles to my hand-crocheted scarves, reinterpreting the stripes into extra long silk and mohair mufflers. They're perfect for staying stylishly warm. And they can be worn in so many ways!






As I make 'em, I post 'em. Stay tuned....

11.03.2011

Back at the Brooklyn Flea

Last Saturday we got snowed(!!) out. But this Saturday, the weather is supposed to be as beautiful as the crowd at the Brooklyn Flea.


Come visit us at our tent across from Pizza Moto and start your gift shopping with some handmade jewelry and sneaker fiend finds. Persuede jewelry, Deadstock Dallas and his Lucky12s, and Melody's Addiction will all be holding court on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Click here for more information and directions.

Then, after the party there's the afterparty at the Brooklyn Museum. Jump N Funk y'all.