The Green Fairy

Sometimes I sit down to design one thing, then wind up making another. In the case of these chandelier earrings, I was working on a series of baubles to illustrate the “Seven Deadly Sins” (actually I was going to do “Six Deadly Sins” – my statement for sloth was going to be to not make anything – ha!), but the minute I saw the clear and cloudy greens together, and how the marcasite frames gave them a Victorian vibe, they didn’t resemble “Envy” at all, they reminded me of the liquor Absinthe. For the uninitiated, Absinthe (aka The Green Fairy) was popular with the Bohemian set in late 19th and early 20th century France, then it was banned for close to 100 years, now it’s legal again and available in the United States.

I have no idea why I’m suddenly fixated on spirits and sins, but my Absinthe Earrings are lovely if I do shay sho myshelf. They are composed of chrome diopside, chrysoprase, and sterling silver marcasite; for more information visit my shop.

Gems and Findings
  • Mr. Glamorosi and I saw Chris Rock at Philly’s Academy of Music earlier this month, and in addition to the smart and funny show it was an excellent night for people watching. We were a few rows over from living legend Kenneth Gamble who recently did an interview with Mr. Glamorosi for Issue #21 of Big Shot Magazine (on newsstands now), Jazzy Jeff was in the audience after his opening set, and I was thrilled to meet producer James Poyser. Mr. Glam also hung out with Oscar® winner Sir Ben Kingsley last week at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute's 3rd Anniversary Gala – you can read about it in Philadelphia City Paper – and he covered Nick Cave at the PLUG Awards for Harp Magazine. This is unfortunately the last time I will link to a Harp article; the magazine has folded.
  • BUST Magazine is bringing the block party back to Brooklyn NY with its first ever Spring Fling Craftacular on Sunday April 27, 2008. The event will feature over 50 vendors, DJs, a 90s themed dance and drinks. All types of crafts will be considered, and the deadline to apply is March 30, 2008. The application is here, and a list of frequently asked questions is here.
  • I read on that Colin Farrell likes to Google himself, and since their items are often true, I'm inserting his name into this post for no particular reason other than he is one of my favorite actors ever, and it would be really cool to have him stop by. Hello Colin! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Pearls of Wisdom

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you. ~ Irish blessing

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