Monday, October 13, 2008
Here's another one of those shops that seems to be going somewhere. Take note future top sellers on Etsy - if you want to make it big you need to put your name out there and Bijoutiful seems to be doing the right thing in this case.
Recently featured in both BUST and The Handbook to Handmade Vol 3 - Bijoutiful is picking up steam left and right and slowly nearing 700 sales in just over two years.
I been meaning to write about a particular piece from this artist that catches my eye every single time I flip through my favorites and low and behold today is the day. I adore - am completely gaga over this Mariposa Cocktail ring. This lepidoptera is made from new yellow brass, created from original tooling & dies that date back to the early 1900’s. It is securely and permanently soldered to a slender band of sterling silver--slightly askew to add interest & a "natural" feel. The 3mm wide sterling band is brushed lightly, and the butterfly is oxidized and sanded to make the details really stand out.
The artist stresses that this look is meant to be worn for special occasions and not every day use thus why it's called a cocktail ring but if you love it as much as I do let your freak flag fly and show it off whenever you'd like.