Thursday, November 12, 2009

Birdhouse Jewelry New York: affordable AND pretty

Birdhouse glass drop earrings
Gold earrings with flower clusters &white glass briolettes $26

Birdhouse silver ring black pearl
Silver Flower Ring with Black Pearl $46

Birdhouse Jewelry - Tiny Gold Skull Necklace
Tiny Gold Skull Necklace $20

Birdhouse Jewelry is one of my favourite everyday jewellery makers in New York. I first saw their work at the glorious Brooklyn Flea open air market, and every so often have a little flick through their Etsy pages.

Designed by Amy and Alen Lapierre, from their studio on a very quiet waterfront street in NYC, they specialise in gold and silver jewelry - all with incredibly affordable prices - everything is $10-$50. Their pieces are great for people like me who are a little careless - it's not the end of the world if you misplace them, and they do make perfect presents. Speaking of which, I love that their mail orders come with a free bright red giftbox decorated with a red bow & that they charge a tiny $3 for shipping within the US.

How to get your sticky mitts on Birdhouse Jewelry:
If you are in New York, they have a booth every Saturday and Sunday at Brooklyn Flea, held on Saturdays 10-5 in an outdoor schoolyard in Fort Greene and Sundays 11-6 in Dumbo, Brooklyn, directly under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Otherwise checkout their website here & their Etsy shop here.