Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

So it’s been exactly a year since I first opened my shop, though not since I’ve been selling.

I had a shop called Schaufenster before this one where I sold a little bit of vintage and a little bit of art and a little bit jewelry. That shop branched off in Curious Knopf, Schaufensterbabe and Augenblick Photo.

But then again, even this shop has changed a lot since I first opened it. Originally I intended to sell vintage buttons, hence the name Curious Knopf, Knopf being the German word for button.

I’ve gone from selling vintage clothing to vintage clothing and housewares to vintage clothing and jewelry.

I like where I am now, focusing mainly on vintage Trachten and other folkloric clothing as well as my own handmade jewelry.

To celebrate I’m offering 15% off of everything storewide until the end of March. Just apply the coupon code oneyearetsy at the time of purchase and the discount will come off automatically. Xoxo :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Baubles for Babes

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my blog, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy. My shop has undergone a bit of a over-haul because I’ve decided to specialize more in vintage trachten clothing like sweet and sassy dirndls, as well as other folkloric clothing. The pieces I choose are always very wearable and won’t give anyone that costume-y feel. Nothing can make you feel more like a woman that a curve-hugging dirndl. What other clothing can make you into a sex bomb and a sweet innocent girl all in one stroke? But I digress. The main reason for this post is to introduce you to my ever-expanding jewelry section. So here goes:

1. Vintage Photo Jewelry

These pieces are made from high quality copies of vintage photographs out of my own collection. I have only a handful of styles right now, but will be adding a lot more soon. To take a closer look, click here.

2. Berlin Cemetery Series

I’ve always been a sucker for a “vintage” weathered graveyard. Luckily, there are two fabulous ones within walking distance of my apartment filled with rusted wrought iron fences, crumbling angels, dilapidated art deco crypts, the works. They inspired this new series of jewelry made from polymer faux clay marble I used to make an imprint of the beautiful engravings there. To take a closer look, click here.

3. Bakelite and Celluloid Jewelry

This is my “oldest” jewelry section featuring pieces made with vintage goodies like celluloid gumball charms and Bakelite. Each piece is entirely one of a kind. To take a closer look, click here.

4. Natural History Series

Minimalist series featuring pieces inspired by my frequent jaunts in the Naturkunde Museum here in Berlin. To take a closer look, click here.

5. Lace Imprint Series

Modern style meets vintage inspired. I make these simple, geometric jewelry designs out of hand-mixed polymer clay which I then imprint with vintage lace. To take a closer look please click here.

Viva la Vintage AND handmade!!