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 ... 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 ... Read More
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.
Has culture surrounding engagement rings changed today? In some ways, it ... 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 ... 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.
Brooklyn Charm, a boutique jewelry design studio located in the heart of Williamsburg, is hosting a basic ... 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 ... 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.com ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing
on Jan 15, 2013
Cute bracelets made from recycled metal and money that goes to a good cause? What's not to love! That's what Jessica Mindich, a former lawyer from New Jersey, was thinking when she started Jewelry for a Cause, a company that believes "purchasing jewelry could be guilt-free, even an act of philanthropy."
Having designed jewelry to increase awareness for Alzheimers and the shortage of drinking water in developing nations, this mother of two is now using her ... Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Dec 21, 2012
Finally, someone has taken it upon themselves to create jewelry for that previously unadorned canvas, your crotch. That's right ladies, now you can hang cute, sparkley jewels from your pants. You can even wear it with your bathing suit! The video for this is amazeballs, but if you are in the office, make sure to turn it down before you start it 'cause it may just knock your socks off.
Seriously, after watching this I had to check my calendar to make ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 28, 2012
For adorable, vintage-inspired jewelry and accessories with a twist, look no further than With Care. Created by Rhode Islander Elizabeth Novak, With Care is an Etsy shop that includes items like place-themed souvenir rings and lockets, nautical necklaces, Victorian-inspired perfume pins, and more.
Many of With Care’s pieces are vintage-inspired, with an edge — the collar bar will take you back to the Mad Men era but the Virgin ... Read More