Just don’t call them push presents

Just don’t call them push presents

Let me start by saying that the idea of "push presents" creeps me out. Hate the name, hate the notion that we’re entitled to a Birkin Bag or $5,000 tennis bracelet because we employed our uterus. (Okay, so maybe I’ve been spending too much time...
Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

Born with a silver spoon. Or bracelet.

If you’re looking for a special baby gift – I’m talking reeeeally special – we’ve just found a designer who can absolutely give that blue box store a run for its money. I am totally swooning over the outstanding children’s...
Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

Estrogen surges: preserve the memory

So I always thought estrogen was exclusively about raging hormones, hot flashes, and that lovely monthly visitor that comes knocking at the most inopportune times.But not according to Raven Hanna, a jewelry artisan and self-proclaimed science geek. Thanks to her...
The perfect combination

The perfect combination

Aside from the terribly unoriginal "two of something gift, I had absolutely no idea what to get my friends’ twin girls — until I found the handmade PB & J necklace at the charmingly named Violet Gumdrops.It’s a perfect alternative to the...
I’d like to buy a vowel

I’d like to buy a vowel

Calling all word freaks who happen to dig cool jewelry: We’ve just found a loquacious charmer which speaks volumes about your percipience. A piece more rare than kunzites and zeugmas that won’t cost qintars and zolaties. It’s a Scrabble charm that...
Mommy likes the leather

Mommy likes the leather

Having just picked up the sad, scattered remains of a beaded ring just now destroyed by my brute of a 6 month-old, I forgot how tough babies can be on mommy’s baubles. With that fresh in my mind, I’m very happy to have found artist Allison...
Rake leaves? No thanks, I’ll wear them.

Rake leaves? No thanks, I’ll wear them.

As we move into Fall and the greenmarkets in most parts of the country get sparer and sparer, it’s time to start putting some of the springier floral jewelry back into the jewelry box for the next six months. In their place, we found a beautiful and seasonal...
Legos you don’t want the kids anywhere near

Legos you don’t want the kids anywhere near

I’ve always liked conversation-piece jewelry. My feeling is you can get a lot more mileage out of one really striking piece than decking yourself out with hundreds of dollars worth of average stuff. So it figures that I’m already seeking out excuses to buy...