Saturday, September 3, 2011


via irregularexpressions

i found these these gorgeous necklaces by turkish designer irregularexpressions upon signing into etsy thismorning. the craftsmanship and attention to detail on these pieces just blows my mind! all the way down to the closure in the back.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

some new pics of pieces for sale on my etsy

Thursday, July 14, 2011



Here are a few pics of pieces that I have recently sold. All of my pieces are one of a kind but I'm always happy to do commissioned pieces also. If you see something you like that is no longer for sale, let me know and I can make you something similar.

new pieces!

here are some new pieces that i will be posting on etsy soon.
until then, you can message me here if you're interested. ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

photos via Almonda

LOVE THIS! line of jewelry from Phillippa Holland

Sunday, May 22, 2011

While chatting with Keesean from DeBasenHaut Vintage, I stumbled upon this amazing jewelry designer, Sandee Shin and her line, Armor Jewelry!

via Armor Jewelry

We both love her androgynous style!

Stay tuned for a Summer '11 surprise from Swallow and the Swift and DeBasenHaut!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

a few more images of what to expect in the future.
it is so hard for me to part with these pieces.
i wish i could make a million of them.

Gordon Highlanders badge (from Scotland!)

wooden beehive bead and vintage glass honey drop

i'll still be selling at kanibal home while i prepare for the Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair, but you can also message me for prices and stay tuned to my etsy.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

works in progress...

Just announced!

Swallow and the Swift will be at Not Yo Mama's Craft Fair in Jersey City on June 25!

I already have tons of new pieces and there are many more to come.

. . . stay tuned ;)

repurposed art nouveau brooch

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


i'm just about going crazy waiting for spring to come. march teases us with warm rainy days and windy, bitter cold nights. i pretend it's warmer than it actually is and wear skirts to work only to freeze to death on my way home. i'm sick of wearing big ugly sweaters every day, and sick of complaining about it.

a collection of inspiring images:

jewelry designed by alphonse mucha, 1902. he is my favorite artist and biggest source of inspiration. i see something new every time i look at his work.

andy goldsworthy, who's life i emulate. everyone should see this film: working with time

william eggleston, my first favorite photographer, who i always thought i shared an eye with.

that will be it for now.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

snow day!

it's been snowing all day i'm taking advantage of it!

i've always loved weather and how it can bring ordinary daily life to a screeching halt. which, i agree, is not good for business. but it does keep things interesting, especially in the dead of winter.

i've been sitting around in my pajamas, drinking way too much coffee, playing with my dogs, taking pictures around the apartment and even adding some new items to my etsy shop!

i've been making tons of new pieces lately, and i'm excited to add more drapery, unisex pieces, and new graphic design to my work! if only there were more hours in the day...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Swallow and the Swift at Kanibal Home

I just brought a bunch of my newest pieces to Kanibal Home in Jersey City. I really love this place, it has so much to offer. All items are hand-picked by owner Kristen Scalia; vintage furniture and home accessories, hand-made items from independent artists, gorgeous jewelry and great clothing in au c0urant styles! Not to mention Kanibal does art and craft classes, lectures, and parties! My favorite things at Kanibal are the creepy, found curiousities; vintage medical books, anatomical modeals, taxidermied animals and bug specimens! Swallow and the Swift really does fit right in!

Stay tuned! Soon to come: headbands, statement pieces and men's jewelry!