Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mermaids, Ahoy!

5 years' absence is just WAY to long, so this year I'm returning to Coney Island's Mermaid Parade! It's time to start kicking my costume prep into gear. This year, a friend and I are going to be Steampunk Sirens! An unusual melding of themes, to be sure, but I'm excited and determined. Got in some great watch faces and gears to make some awesome steampunky/nautical jewelry.  You'll see my progress in pictures soon. I'm thinking fish net, sailor's knots, tulle bustles, buckles, flutes, harps, the whole nine yards!
My gold sea charm necklace has inspired me...

The costume-making magic begins this weekend. Can't wait! If you've never been to the Mermaid Parade, it's a raucous, loopy conglomeration of parade floats, music, and loads of people taking the aquatic theme to all kinds of creative heights! I'm looking forward to throwing my hat in the ring. Maybe I'll even march in the parade. We'll see how well this idea turns out.
Mermaids, Ahoy!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ideas are germinating!

So, finding a 1 hour block of time to work on anything is a serious luxury with two kiddos in the house, but we do what we can! Finally got in some awesome nautical charms and have been chomping at the bit to get started on some new lovelies for the collection. I like to spread everything out in front of me and let the creative juices flow. 

Eventually, I start to sift through the sea of items, then... Wait for it...

Tah-dah! A new piece that makes me go, "Sqeeeee!!!". The first of my mini collection of handmade sea charm necklaces and bracelets. The silver necklace is next!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Anchors Aweigh!

Looking to sail away this summer? Bring out your inner sailor with some great nautical looks from Accessory Showcase. Anchors, starfish, mermaids--oh my! Sport these looks under a beach umbrella or sipping a cocktail at an outdoor cafe--either way, you'll be on trend and looking fabulous!

Mother Love

Spring has (finally) sprung in NYC, and Mother Nature has cut us a break! Now that Mother's Day is right around the corner, it's time to show a little Mother love!
This week, the Accessory Showcase Etsy store is offering free shipping on all items! So peruse the handmade collection on Etsy and get something great for your Mom. Or, if you're a Mom, treat yourself to something pretty today! Enter code MOMSDAYFREE at checkout.