Anonymous on Dec 20, 2012
Very pretty green jade crane hair pin.Thank You for sending it quickly :)
Anonymous on Dec 19, 2012
An Artisan Revolution
Despite all the beheadings and other gruesome details, I find the French Revolution quite fascinating. In French society at the time, a social caste system of three "estates" led to a revolt of the least of these estates against the more powerful two. This Third Estate made up the majority of the population and yet felt their voices went unheard. Despite being the laborers, inventors, engineers, artisans, farmers, and majority of consumers; they operated in a lower social class than merchants and nobility who created and worked little to none. I named my brand Third Estate not for political reasons, but for artistic ideals. I imagine a Third Estate of artists and artisans, common people with undiscovered talent or underfunded ideas using outlets such as Etsy to revolt against a mass-produced standard of aesthetic. And it is happening! I draw so much inspiration from this ability of the smallest voice to be heard. My creative expression is an extrapolation of this idea. I take objects and "artifacts" which seem irrelevant and create an aesthetic based on the beauty of their commonality or their re-purpose. I hope someday to expand my brand to include even more of the romanticism I find in the Third Estate in new ways and productions.
I believe a beautiful thing can be magical in the right moment, that color and texture and weight have more significance in everyday objects than most people realize. I believe everyone deserves to be in awe of this messy, lovely world we live in.
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