Thursday, March 25, 2010

Treasured Relics

I came upon the astonish work of Jennifer Parrish of Parrish Relics a few years ago, and was immediately smitten. She seamlessly weaves both new techniques with romantic images from centuries gone by in her unique jewelry.

Inspired by symbolism, the Renaissance and the Pre-Rhapaelites, Jennifer conjures up her creations in her attic studio of a Victorian home in New England. No wonder each piece is filled with such mood and history!

Aside from selling on etsy and on her business website, Jennifer's work can also be seen on tv and film, including Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Royal Stylemakers, 30 ROCK, among others.. Perhaps most well known of her televised pieces is the signature "B" necklace worn by main character Betty on "Ugly Betty." The "B" necklace was patterned after the "B" worn by Anne Boleyn in her famous portrait.
Aside from traditional necklaces and bracelets, Jennifer also creates amazing hand-crafted crowns and tiaras worn by brides looking for a special touch on their wedding day. The above image is a crown currently in Parrish Relics etsy store--- gorgeous!
I count myself lucky to own several pieces of Jennifer's beautiful pieces--- my husband figured out long ago that he could never go wrong on a holiday or an anniversary with a Parrish Relics piece ;)

To find out more about Parrish Relics and perhaps procure your own piece, you can find Jennifer's work here:

Folk Reveries Team Member

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

let there be wolves!

I have always been a lover of wolves. Wolves were one of my first favorite animals (ever) and of course, I still love them now.

Nicole Licht of Astulabee recently worked on a new wonderful softie which is of course, a wolf.
Here is a photo of it and you are more than welcome to see the rest of the photos at her blog.

She truly creates beautifully complicate and unique items. Each softie is individually considered and created with lots of hand stitching and special details. She utilizes carefully selected materials and each piece is sturdy enough to be shared as a keepsake, a heirloom toy or a softie sculpture. Here are some of them from her shop:

hello and welcome!

Welcome to the new folk reveries etsy team blog!

Here, we will feature our many wonderfully creative artists and what they create/do.

I'll begin with a husband and wife team that make up Marisol Spoon. Originally from the Appalachian mountains, they currently reside in New York City. They are inspired by nature's enchanment, vintage aesthetics, off beat tales and classical paintings.

I love their beautiful art and my new favorite is their current piece, The Bright Forest arriving in their shop soon...

Here are some more of their lovely works currently in their shop:

♥ ada