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ENTER MY STORE HERE:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ballandchain?ref=pr_shop

After getting a MFA in sculpture here in NYC at SVA, I am an artist by night and designer by day with a healthy love of fashion.
I now find myself making jewelry, coming around to my sculpture background the long way.
Planning my wedding in 2006, I discovered the NYC jewelry supply district. If I wanted to wear it, I figured out how to make it.
Being an avid thrift shop & flea market shopper, later on I was able to translate my love of vintage, and my love of collecting into a source of inspiration and imagery. As you will see in my store, I am quite the bower bird, with many collections for you to browse.
In the spring of 2007 I started selling my jewelry online here at Etsy. I have not looked back since…

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  • Female
  • Born on April 21
  • Joined April 15, 2007

Favorite materials

flea market finds, silver, chain, vintage beads, pyrite, natural stones, color, my husband, puppy juice

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About

ENTER MY STORE HERE:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ballandchain?ref=pr_shop

After getting a MFA in sculpture here in NYC at SVA, I am an artist by night and designer by day with a healthy love of fashion.
I now find myself making jewelry, coming around to my sculpture background the long way.
Planning my wedding in 2006, I discovered the NYC jewelry supply district. If I wanted to wear it, I figured out how to make it.
Being an avid thrift shop & flea market shopper, later on I was able to translate my love of vintage, and my love of collecting into a source of inspiration and imagery. As you will see in my store, I am quite the bower bird, with many collections for you to browse.
In the spring of 2007 I started selling my jewelry online here at Etsy. I have not looked back since.

You can see my paintings here:
http://www.mcgowanfineart.com/balling.html
The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn was so much fun! Thank you for visiting if you were there.

I also sell on etsy here:
http://www.etsy.com/people/BCtwo
http://www.etsy.com/shop/FabricHoard


LATEST NEWS:
My GARLIC necklace was featured in Apartment Therapy's KITCHN section:
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/clothing/for-the-cook-on-halloween-a-necklace-of-garlic-130721

My DOUBLEWOOD ring was image #2 in this Time Out NY feature:
http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/shopping/273988/sample-sales-and-shopping-events-september-23%E2%80%9329

My PLANK ring was image #2 in this Time Out NY feature:
http://newyork.timeout.com/shopping-style/shopping/65893/woodgrain

Venues:

By Brooklyn
261 Smith Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
http://bybrooklyn.com/

Tilde
7919 SE 13th Street, Portland, OR
http://www.tildeshop.com/

VIX Emporium
5009 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA
http://vixemporium.wordpress.com/

The White Elephant
153 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
http://www.whiteelephantvintage.com/

Renegade Handmade
1924 West Division Street, Chicago, Illinios
renegadehandmade.com

Looking for something & don't see it here?
Check out my sold items, or convo me.
I may be able to reproduce it or list another.

Something look familiar?
My "PLANK" sterling silver woodgrain ring was featured in Time Out New York / Issue 754 : Mar 11–17, 2010
http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/shopping/83528/trend-watch-woodgrain

My microscope necklace was featured on venuszine.com
November 6, 2008 : image 6 of 10
http://www.venuszine.com/articles/fashion/4459/Get_Smart

August 28th edition of the New York Daily News.
page 58- The yellow floral band necklace!

My jewelry was also published in DIY city mag, february issue:
diycitymag.com/flash/2008-diycity-mag-nyc.html
page 96 article on secret studio space match game
and page 186 a page of my jewelry designs.

My jewelry was published in Brilliant magazine's January 2008 issue. Website- http://www.brilliantmagazine.com/
for the article "Wanderlust" http://www.brilliantmagazine.com/JanContent/fashionfeature.pdf
You can also see the same pix on Kristiina Wilson's website-
http://www.kristiinawilson.com/fashion/tears_stone.html

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