A City In The Sea

“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.”

Has he mentioned my age love? Or is he more into young girls with dyed black hair?

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….

Annika Salame

None of them are bad to look at.

Jewels and Gold.

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.