Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Freeway Fashions

So a while back I saw this on Etsy.com...

We decided to make our own version with flat washers instead of hex nuts.
And we were super lucky to have the cutest models visit us at work last week so they were our models.

First up, Dee is sporting your basic steel flat washer, in red...perfect for any gathering or social event for the 7 and under.
Next up my sister has on the extra-large-OD steel flat washer, done with gold ribbon "chain"...sleek and beautiful just like the lady wearing it.
And last, but not least, little Char-Char has on the super dangly, extra-large-ID flat washer, done in Zinc & Yellow so it's really pretty.

Side note: They had so much fun picking out which fasteners to wear that I don't who had more fun, them or me watching them - fasteners are sooooo FUN!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

She wears them well!

How Awesome!
I went to see my friend Sylvia at RSSA Home Improvement Center in Anaheim, CA and her awesomeness blew me away - LOOK AT THOSE EARRINGS! A slice of a bolt!

I love a lady who can wear fasteners - love ya' Sylvia!
I wonder if she got those for Valentines...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

"We go together!"

So romantic - things that go together!

Illustrator Richard McGuire for the June issue of the New Yorker back in 2010 demonstrated how some things just go so well together, like nuts & bolts. 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Corny Nut Ring

Look what we made - an acorn nut ring!

If you haven't bought your sweetie something by now, with plenty of time to ship, you're going to need to make something - perhaps like this - for a Valentine's gift.

We used a tiny little thing for the band - I would suggest getting a larger one...

this one turned out really cute but it barely fits my pinky!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Alitas Jewelry...not elitist jewelry

Do a Google image search of 

" Alitas Jewelry David Conroy " 


He doesn't have his own webpage so the most formal place to see his work is at his Etsy shop.

But a lot of people have written about him and his jewelry after seeing it in person at local festivals & craft fairs, so you can see their photos and also read their blogs about him. Here are a few sites to see & read stuff:

I can't pull the flickr images to post because I have no right to use their photos so do yourself the favor and do the google search - the man has made and made and made so much stuff, and it's just unbelievably beautiful - you have to see it!

Here are a few photos from his Etsy Shop:

...jewelry for Valentines day is an awesome idea!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Uncommonly Good Jewelry

UncommonGoods.com is another website I think sells great stuff, including fastener jewelry.

This is called the Sunshine Necklace - it's made of external lock washers.
The description on the website is so poetic &beautiful.
It's very sweet - perfect for a sweetie.

And then these - earrings that look like screws are going through your ears! What fun! One of my sisters has them and the next time she wears hers I will take a photo to post - they're awesome.

Only one week until Valentine's Day - get shopping!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Etsy is the Bestsy!

Etsy.com is the best site for fastener jewelry! It is full of creative people making awesome stuff...I'm seriously thinking about buying one of each of these - your valentine would be lucky to get any one of these beauties.

By Studiomess

By PartsbyNC

By GeeksandSuch

By 1UpStyle

And these are just a few - there is so much more there!
You must check out Etsy.com for more stuff.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fabulous February

This year, in honor of Valentine's Day, I will declare February - Jewelry month.

Fabulous Februarys from now on!

Februarys are now all about JEWELRY, about fabulous bling. Whether it's jewelry you make or jewelry you buy - it's all jewelry you can give to your valentine.  

Let's start off with the coolest ring ever: It's super masculine and super cool...the center of each gear is a slotted little screw...it takes my breath away every time...here it is:

Made by Kinekt Designs - The Gear Ring!
And it's more than good-looking - it actually moves!
Watch this video to see it in action.

Someone get me one!
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