Monday, November 23, 2009

FOUND! DVF Look-a-like Bracelets

I recently discovered these bracelets in's Worldstock section and spotted a resemblance to the ones in Diane von Furstenburg's Spring/Summer 2010 show. Not sure if they're of the same origin, but the Worldstock bracelets have their own benefit. They are made from recycled materials ... old telephone wire! The site states that the jewelry is handmade in South Africa:

"The Bartel Arts Trust, or the BAT Shop, is an urban-based community art center that is a venue and facility for skills training, promotion and exposure of disadvantaged and emergent artists in South Africa."

Friday, November 6, 2009

Holiday Prep with eBay

I'm getting excited to spend the holidays in my new home and want to decorate with Christmas stockings. I was looking around for some vintage, knit ones when it occurred to me to cut up old sweaters and make the stockings myself! Above are some sweaters I found on eBay that would make good stockings. I'll keep you posted on my progress.