Its officially Spring, people! Of course, the calendar says it's Spring, but we all know deep in our goose downs that snow is imminently approaching the north east coast. Enough I say! I am tired of seeing the late-in-March date and bundling up to my nose. I had a tank top on this past Friday. A tank top! No sleeves! I'm in my own apartment right now and still I feel the need for a cardigan, a fetching pair of wool socks, and even a blanket would not be too far off...
But, I digress, it is indeed the season of growth and regeneration. With the change of the seasons come the inevitable SALEs. Including one very particular sale on Etsy.com at the Suspended Stasis store, where jewelry made by collaborating artists from Chicago is handcrafted and sold. Did I mention it's my sister's store? It is, and its pretty fantastic. I was lucky enough to be one of the first and few to get my hands on one of their gorgeous and one of a kind necklaces, and I'm passing the savings on to youuuuuuuuu!!! These artisan pieces are all unique and are all half price this week. Especially perfect for spring, and anyone who wants to stand out in the jewelry and accessory department. Here is a look at some of what Suspended Stasis has to offer.
The materials used for these items are natural tree bark, wood, synthetic moss, precious stone, leather, chain, and acrylic tubing. They are all handmade, one a kind, limited pieces. For information please see the Etsy store Suspended Stasis, or the blog UKVP.
The rings pictured on top are of an organic jewelry line by Paula Hayes, pictured below are more of her 'Living Necklaces' as well as some more rings
And in case you are wondering, yes, they do require minimal watering to stay their freshest!
As do these lovely Wearable Planters by Colleen Jordan.
In a similar fashion, Japanese designer On La Zine released this line in the beginning of the new year, more surrounding the use of porcelain for accessories than live plants, but theres one mossy gem that didn't escape my eye!
The Grand finale, you ask? Footwear! Obviously starting with necklaces, going down to rings, the next and last stop are the shoes. The eden of high heels are made by artist Rachel Mahlke.
As if walking in stilettos weren't painful enough!!!
I pray the weather around Manhattan warms up so I can get's me some of these desert friendly hooker heels. They are few and far between.