All the Gatsby talk, with the soon to be released 3-D movie, The Great Gatsby, inspired me to want to share my love of jewelry and fashion from this amazing era. Have you seen the Brooks Brothers Collection of original Gatsby inspired fashions created for men(www.brooksbrothers.com)? Or the Tiffany & Co. long flapper pearls?
I have beed designing jewelry from the Jazz Age also known as Art Deco because there is an excitement about this time seeped in the secretive “speak easys” and clubs, women showing their independence by cutting their hair short and wearing slip like dresses with little room for corsets of the past. Here are some of my designs inspired by the women of the Gatsby era.
For more information about these pieces and other designs go to http://www.outoftheboxjewelry.com
Hi, Happy New Year to my friends! Sorry that I have not spoken to you in a while. The holidays were tough this year with so much sadness in the world. I found it difficult to write and although the holidays are over, I want to share with you my “other” love, antique & vintage Christmas ornaments. As with my first love, jewelry, my mother began my collection of ornaments when I married and decided to make a major project decorating for the holidays. Ever since, I have collected antique Victorian and vintage of all decades each year adding to my collection and unfortunately, always breaking a few! I begin decorating, I hate to admit, before Thanksgiving. Why not? After all the effort I want to enjoy it for a while. When I see each ornament after a year of hibernation I feel like I am seeing old friends. Here are a few photos of my ornaments in their storage boxes and then on the trees.
Fun UK based on-line vintage market place that I think you will enjoy! Read the main article then click on the links i.e. 1950’s clothing, etc.
I had the amazing opportunity to show and sell my Out of the Box Jewelry designs at the Adam Broderick Salon and Spa in Ridgefield and Southbury, CT. I want to thank everyone in both salons for being so welcoming and helpful to me! It was a great experience and I will be back in the Ridgefield Salon and Spa in December (exact date to follow). Here are some photos of the events: