“There open fanes and gaping graves
Yawn level with the luminous waves;
But not the riches there that lie
In each idol’s diamond eye-
Not the gaily-jewelled dead
Tempt the waters from their bed;
For no ripples curl, alas!
Along that wilderness of glass-
No swellings tell that winds may be
Upon some far-off happier sea-
No heavings hint that winds have been On seas less hideously serene.”
Surprisingly, The Knife, and hot blonde models, aren’t the only good things to come out of Sweden. Meet Sweden-born jewelry designer and founder of By Boe, Annika Salame. Salame studied fashion design at Parson’s. Shortly after she graduated, she became interested in jewelry-making, and opened up shop in the Upper East Side. Her jewelry is featured in stores throughout the U.S, and she also has a quaint little stand-alone shop on Prince Street.
…..After researching a few of these young NY based designers, I’ve noticed a trend….
My journey back into jewelry-making, artist-being, has proved to be an interesting one. I’ve almost passed out from the beautiful smell of records melting in my oven, blew a fuse in half of my house-which took all night to get back working, and continually got harassed by white trash vendors at the antique shows. I also came pretty close to drilling a hole in my hand. Melting vinyl, playing with drills and listening to Johnny Cash makes me wonder what kind of weirdo I’ve become.