// archive for November 2006
Ok. So this isn’t under $100, but I love this watch bangle designed by Maren Kramer (for a student design competition at Dusseldorf University!). The watch face is mostly hidden, but is revealed through a piece of stainless steel that sits opposite, through which the time is mirrored and reflected. Clever! Yours for $260.
Beautiful Venetian Murano glass Anemone ring from Ozzi Oswald and Ursi Graf for $95.
I like delicate rings, so this is right up my alley – a 1 mm wide gold ring (called the very thin gold ring) from Amy Tavern. If you like thicker rings – stack them! $50 each from Rare Device. Also very nice is the Tension necklace, which is made of steel and 18k gold, which you can get for $46.50.
This is a cool necklace from the Sent sisters (Marina and Susanna). Made of Venetian glass, the necklace mimics a cluster of bubbles. Available for $95.
Lisa Ceccorulli is a jewelrysmith whose work is inspired by the 3-5-7 relationships of Japanese gardens. The pieces all have a very interesting texture to them, one that is not normally associated with silver and gold. The juxtaposition of the stone-like texture and the reflectivity of the metals make me want to examine the pieces more and more. The pieces range from $300 to $500, but I think they are worth the splurge.
For all of your garden-challenged friends, I present the Eggling. Ceramic eggs that look and feel like the real thing – just crack one open and add water and voila! Garden! The eggling is available with seeds for basil, italian parsley, mint, thyme, chrysanthemum, lobelia, phlox, and petunia.
Available at Elsewares for $8.95.