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As a child I collected Jewelry in a suitcase, gathered from my Great Uncle recycling business. It wasn’t so much a business as a need to save, collect and reuse. He survived the depression and was the first environmental conservative I knew.

I picked up all the jewelry I could lay my hands on as I shifted through the things he “rescued”, even stones and scraps didn't escape my eye.

I never understood why people would throw out these miniature works of art.

Later I worked selling vintage and sterling jewelry on the streets of NY. Some of my customers included Actors, Actress' and Costume designers from soap operas, NBC, CBS and Broadway Productions (and off Broadway, and off off Broadway and where the hell is that?)

I’ve owned an antique…

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  • Female
  • Born on October 1
  • Joined February 7, 2008

Favorite materials

sterling, pmc, gold, enamel, resin

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About

As a child I collected Jewelry in a suitcase, gathered from my Great Uncle recycling business. It wasn’t so much a business as a need to save, collect and reuse. He survived the depression and was the first environmental conservative I knew.

I picked up all the jewelry I could lay my hands on as I shifted through the things he “rescued”, even stones and scraps didn't escape my eye.

I never understood why people would throw out these miniature works of art.

Later I worked selling vintage and sterling jewelry on the streets of NY. Some of my customers included Actors, Actress' and Costume designers from soap operas, NBC, CBS and Broadway Productions (and off Broadway, and off off Broadway and where the hell is that?)

I’ve owned an antique and jewelry shop in Forest Hills. Lovely renamed “the magic shop” by customers who found treasures to take home.

The jewelry you see here are sculpted, wax carved, hand forged, any process that creates into reality the pieces I envision daily.

In the vintage sections you will see a collection gathered from all over the world. Just love vintage items.

When I’m not creating jewelry I’m a Life Coach, helping other artist Live out their dreams

It is a pleasure to be here.

~Carolena

Bliss St is Eco Friendly
I use reclaimed vintage components in many of our designs. We make an effort to also used reclaimed silver and reduce the use of chemicals in the jewelry making process. Instead our designs are created using as much natural and renewable resources as possible.

If I use vintage components that are currently endangered a donation is made to conservation charity. For example if I have vintage strands of coral. I take the single pieces of coral and make Reliquaries. A portion of each sale goes to saving today’s coral reefs. I never use new coral, new ivory or new fur in my pieces. I also avoid new plastics in my jewelry pieces. For my Lace Locks the plastic used is recycled and can be recycled in the future.

Jewelry is boxed in two ways either in keepsake boxes that we hope you keep or in boxes made from recycled paper.

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My guy has an Antique and Collectibles store on Etsy. I take pictures for him from time to time

Indigo Heirlooms
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6534713

We also contribute to a supply shop
Curiosupplies along with other family members.

I have opened Sacred Urban to put artisan pieces(
http://www.sacredurban.etsy.com/

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Bliss Street Blog and website (in progress)
http://www.blissstjewelry.com/

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Lay-away are available for jewelry. Just convo me to work out the details. be sure to tell me what piece or pieces you would like

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Meaning of the stones-
Carnelian – is thought to enhance sexuality, activating energy, motivation and creativity. Has a gentle soothing energy, protects from negativity feelings such as anger, jealousy and fear. Calms fears

Blue Onyx- eliminates negative thinking, stress, apathy, stress, and sharpens concentration levels of the wearer. Blue helps with self-expression including speeches and communication of our needs

Pearl- is for improving self-worth , knowledge of self and helping focus attention. It symbolizes love, success, happiness, sincerity, truth and loyalty and purity. Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven

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