BY Katie Fustich
on Dec 09, 2013
When it comes to Dea Dia Jewelry, each piece is truly unique. The raw, unfinished brass changes in look and texture over time. The natural crystals used are collected on adventures across the country. Basically, if any jewelry were ever to give you magical powers, it would be Dea Dia.
We couldn't be more excited to have Dea Dia as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair!
Read on to find out more from Dea Dia's creator herself, Jessica Lawson. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Dec 05, 2013
Barbie’s place in adolescence and constructed femininity has baffled psychologists and feminist alike: on one hand, she’s a patient confidante onto which girls might project their hopes and aspirations. But she also espouses limited and damaging views on female roles, bodies, and sexuality. She sends conflicting messages, passively listening to you for hours while remaining inhumanly cold. As girls, we intuitively pick up that Barbie is “grown up” and “sexy,” but she doesn’t have genitals and therefore cannot be understood as a sexual agent. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Dec 04, 2013
It's no secret that we're huge effing fans of teenage girls--every day, it only becomes clearer that age ain't nothin' but a number. We were super impressed by 16-year-old entrepreneur Emma Johnson, who is the maker and founder of Em John, a preppy, sweet-yet-quirky jewelry line. Her BUST Magazine Craftacular entry was professional and thoughtful far beyond her years, and we're excited to feature Em John as one of our vendors at this December's BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair!
Read on for the sweet story behind Emma's jewelry line and more... Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 16, 2013
When it comes to handcrafted anything, a good background story goes a long way. When budgets and access force us to choose mass produced items, the intricacy and personality that comes through in a piece that has been labored over by another's hands can speak volumes. Such is the case with the designing duo behind jewelry line CaraCruz.
Jimena is the yin to Tania's yang. CaraCruz, in Spanish, meaning HeadsTails. Two transplants from small Argentinian communities, there is a daring playfulness both in the way they describe themselves and in the pieces they make. Read More
BY Amalia Graziani
on Sep 11, 2013
So they say the best things in life are free. While I love me some sunsets, nature, and friendship, I'd argue that the other best things in life are unnecessary. The farther a delightful item or experience is from assisting in my general survival, the more I like it (think hammocks, cronuts, leather pants, blowouts). Like marshmallows and condiments, there's something magical about the fusion of two concepts that generally don't belong together, which is why I'm a fan of With Roots, a jewelry line that features tiny living plants within each piece. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Aug 15, 2013
When my mother got engaged in 1979, she and my father decided against a traditional proposal. There was no expensive dinner, no bended knee and no ring. In the wake of second-wave feminism, my mother felt that a ring served as an unfair indicator that she belonged to my father; she would not wear a symbol to ward off other men if my father did not bear a similar marker. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Aug 14, 2013
Maggie from the BUST Magazine Craftacular team here! We just wrapped up applications for our annual pop-up Craftacular at World Maker Faire--and let me tell you, it's gonna be good.
One of the things I love most about my job is reviewing the wide array of gorgeous handmade products that our applicants submit each year. Every time I think I've seen all the soaps, screenprints, sodas, and sandals out there, a crafter surprises me with a fresh, interesting design and I'm hooked all over again.
This is especially true when it comes to jewelry. Read More
BY Mary Grace Garis
on Aug 07, 2013
“There are few things finer than drunk jewelry making,” said someone famous. Maybe it was Benjamin Franklin. Maybe it was me just now. (I am very famous and important.) Whoever it was, there’s definite truth to that statement. That’s why we’re totally pumpedfor Brooklyn Winery and Brooklyn Charm's design-your-own-jewelry event. Read More
BY Tess Duncan
on Apr 30, 2013
Brooklyn Charm is all about you. Offering up a variety of cute charms and chains, you can request customized jewelry or make it yourself. The boutique hosts classes on a variety of jewelry-making, including wire wrapping, stamping, engraving, chandelier earrings, bead stringing, and wire wrapped rings and pendants. We all have accessories that need some mending now and then, and Brooklyn Charm helps out there too! You can bring your jewelry in for repair, and if it's simple enough they even provide same day service. Read More
For many mothers, breast-feeding as much as childbirth is an unforgettable experience that is both singular and momentous and connects mothers to their newborn children. Alicia Mogavero, a Rhode Island native, is one of these mothers and has created a way to “materialize” the memory of breast-feeding – by turning breast-milk into jewelry.
Mogavero creates and sells her breast-milk jewelry on her online store Mommy Milk Creations on Etsy. Read More