Friday, December 12, 2008
Irresistible bargain: Nico necklace
Bernice's Cale ring is rarely off my finger these days. As I said to Anjela, I love its Victorian-punk sensibility. Selling on etsy as The Beside, Bernice stands out in a sea of earnest crafts.
The design, inspired by a vintage Scottish brooch, twists the traditional. At $65, a gift with presence.
Once I discovered this Brooklyn-London Irish expat, I kept returning to stare at her evocative Nico necklace, offered in sterling, $180, or 18k gold plate, $85. I decided on the gold, maybe because it's winter.
I enjoy hunting interesting pieces like the Nico. I've ogled astonishing rare jewels, received antique treasures, bagged bargain plastic bracelets, but few items have enchanted me in the under $100 range. And here it is on etsy from The Beside.
(To find Bernice, go to etsy and search "thebeside".)