Welcoming the New Year

This is even more true for me now than it was back in 2009, when I first published this post. Happy New Year everyone!

I'm still learning to celebrate the new year all year. To be thankful for every new day that clears the horizon, to bless every minute we take a new breath. Birthdays are new years, as are anniversaries. Love can make a year new. So can tears. Gifts for any reason make a new year -- even if only for a moment. Hugs and kisses too. Be kind to yourself. Love more than you think you're able. And have a happy, magical, wondrous, sincere, healthy New Year.

Thanks to jewelflyt for the photo.


New and Charming

Just posted these yesterday on Etsy. I love the little vintage charms -- so sweet!

 Awesomely, the bird-shaped turquoise charm necklace on the far left has already sold!

Available now in my etsy shop. Don't forget to use the code XTRAHOLLY when you check out for an additional 10% off your order. Happy Holidays!


Free Shipping Day

Free Shipping Day

Make your holiday purchases from persuede by December 16, and you'll have free shipping guaranteed by Christmas Eve. As a bonus follow me on twitter for a coupon code that gets you 10% off your next purchase!


Williamsburg Christmas Market this Saturday!

Am delighted to be a part of the Loreley Williamsburg Christmas Market. What's not to like about drinking and shopping? Join me and host of other fun vendors on Saturday, December 10 from 12 - 5 pm. Click here for directions.


Pearl and Smoky Quartz Bracelet

Organically styled, slightly wild.

Gorgeously earth-toned freshwater blister Pearls, punctuated by a large irregularly faceted Smokey Quartz. Bali Silver clasp, with fiery sparks of Carnelian for good luck.

Find it at etsy.com/shop/persuede


Persuede at Dekalb Market this Weekend

The stars will be a shining this weekend at the Dekalb Market, where I'm featuring these limited edition cards:

It's difficult to see in these images, but the paint I used has a slight shimmer, giving each card an extra dimension that is quite lovely in person. Each one is a miniature, unique art work, signed on the front and numbered on the back. The edition size is eight.

Come checkout persuede at Dekalb Market at Albee Square (Flatbush and Willoughby) on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. And of course, I'll also have jewelry and scarves. I'll be behind Jacques Torres (yum) and in front of Mayhem and Stout, whose delicious sandwiches just got a write up in Daily Candy!