Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ugly Glass - A BESTeam Feature 08.04.10

I have a niece whose name is Marci, but when she was a little girl, her nickname was Moose. Which was ironic because she was an itty bitty thing (and still is, even though she's got two little girls of her own now!) I wanted to mention that because ironic nicknames are pretty commonplace in our culture - like calling a big hulking guy "Tiny", or a slow moving athlete "Speedy". The Alexanders, Jen and Skip, the creative husband and wife team behind AlexandersDesigns and ClassicallySimple, use this particular literary form pretty extensively since they offer a line of "Ugly Glass" that is anything but!

Jen does beading, Skip does metalworking, and they both do glassworking... and it all comes together for some awesome and totally non-ugly pieces! Here are a few of my favorites!

Green with Envy Money Clip

Chessboard Sterling Silver Ring

Fresh Water Pearls and
Swarovski Crystal Necklace

You may recognize that last piece from my shopping mall since Jen liked it so much she suggested it for her mall space ad! (If you haven't stopped by my "mall", be sure to visit by clicking on "mall" in the nav bar at the top of this page and check out some of the great shops who have ads listed there!) In addition to having a mall ad on this blog, and the two shops I've linked to, you can also find the Alexanders on their blog and at their third Etsy shop - BeaderyDestash!

'Til tomorrow, have a great day!

1 comment:

PussDaddy said...

I love the ring and necklace.


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