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earrings by adaptive reuse

Back in December, while attending the Blue Genie Art Bazaar, I filled out a card for a chance to win a pair of earrings by Adaptive Reuse. A few weeks later, Christine, the owner of Adaptive Reuse, contacted me to let me know I was one of the lucky winners of a pair of retro saucer earrings.
The earrings feature tin discs in two shades of blue and are both light and playful. 
Everything in the company's jewelry line is made from colorful bits of found and upcycled tin. This pair of earrings and this pair are two of my favorites. For more lovely images, check out the Adaptive Reuse Etsy shop here.
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cross-stitch jewelry

Not only have I fallen in love with cross-stitch work for the wall (more cross-stitch love posts to come!), I'm also smitten with wearable cross-stitch.

On my Christmas wish list, earrings by The Pin Pals, a duo based in Montreal:
 The Pin Pals also make really excellent buttons:
 Heist Jewelry makes sweet needlepoint pendants (thanks for the link, Jaime Jo!):
 (my initials!) 
And chicadecanela makes amazing cross-stitch earrings, rings, and necklaces:
Cross-Stitch Earrings: Paris
Cross-Stitch Ring: Rose 
Cross-Stitch Necklaces
For more eye candy, check out each designers' Flickr pool: The Pin Pals, Heist Jewelry, and chicadecanela.
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austin monthly: jaime jo fisher

Back when I was browsing Etsy for engagement rings, the work of Jaime Jo Fisher was definitely at the top of the list (I eventually wound up with a beautiful ring set by Kate Szabone). Jaime Jo is an amazing--and totally adorable--jeweler here in Austin who creates rings, necklaces, and earrings from a variety of unexpected and found materials--like shower curtains, pool toys, vintage glass beads, yarn, and sequins.

I had the pleasure of writing about Jaime Jo's work for a "Designer to Watch" spotlight in this month's issue of Austin Monthly. If you're in town, be sure to pick up a copy.
And if you haven't already, be sure to check out Jaime Jo's Etsy shop for even more drool-worthy oxidized sterling silver goodness.
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austin monthly: dean fredrick

For the October 2009 issue of Austin Monthly, I did a "Designer to Watch" profile on the local jeweler, Dean Fredrick. Fredrick is known for his skinny stack rings made from colored diamonds.

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knit necklaces by yesjess

Totally loving these knit chain-link necklaces by YesJess:
Can be found here and here.
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