BY Intern Arielle
on Feb 23, 2012
Handmade jewelry is awesome. Colorful jewelry is awesome. Handmade colorful jewelry is way awesome. As someone who still wishes they could dress up like Rainbow Brite, you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled across Tierra on Spring street, a small store full of handmade jewelry in the most rich, vibrant colors these eyes have ever seen. The store, which looks more like a wooden hole in the wall, is one of the happiest places in the LES. Being inside Tierra is like entering a rainbow. Read More
BY Chloé Burrow
on Feb 23, 2012
Iconic Brit jewelers (and longtime BUST favorites), Tatty Devine have sparked a huge response on Twitter in the last 24 hours after posting these pictures on their blog highlighting the dubious similarities between some of their classic designs and those currently on sale at UK high street chain, Claires Accessories.
Coming at already challenging times for all UK retailers, these cheaper mass produced versions pose a real threat to the well-loved indie label. Tatty Devine say they hope that the response will persuade the company to withdraw these pieces. Read More
BY Molly Simms
on Jan 26, 2012
Much like Flavor Flav, I enjoy a large “statement” necklace, so I plotzed when I saw Young Frankk’s brass chokers, which resemble giant metal collars. You can special-order them by contacting her through her Etsy store ($78, including shipping in the U.S.), where you can also find a selection of other ridiculously cute pieces. I got mine yesterday, and I’m already planning on never taking it off:
The mastermind behind Young Frankk is Christine Young, a former BUST intern and an all-around rad designer and artist. Check her out on Etsy, or peep her artwork here. Read More
on Jan 23, 2012
BUST Magazine is teaming up with saucy Parisian sister brands Locher's and Maude & Tilda to give one lucky winner a prize package full of naughty jewelry and edgy eco-friendly tote bags!Nicole Locher opened her design atelier in 2005, taking inspiration from flea market found objects in Paris and London. The basic concept behind her vintage yet modern designs is "perversions with a touch of class."
This giveaway is now closed. Read More
on Dec 06, 2011
Artist Katrina Balling started Ball and Chain Jewelry after she designed her own jewelry for her wedding in 2006. Her clever kitschy sterling silhouettes and crocheted chain jewelry are inspired by flea market finds and other unexpected sources.
The wood grain ring collection is a collaboration with her husband John Jacobsmeyer, who is also an artist, painter, and print maker -- he lends his engraving skills to the wood grain patterns.
Stop by Ball and Chain Jewelry at the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 this weekend, December 10th and 11th, at 82 Mercer St. Read More