winkandflip

Jcrew and bhldn style, at a fraction of the price.

New York, United States · 1032 Sales

winkandflip

Jcrew and bhldn style, at a fraction of the price.

New York, United States 1032 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   FREE SHIPPING & a gift of earrings! We've reduced all our prices! After 3 years at Teen Vogue & Marie Claire, our pieces get compliments! Getting married? We specialize in bridesmaids. :)

Marc Jacobs said: "Destroy what you know and then rearrange the things you have to make something new. Just like there are so many notes in music, it's how you put them together that makes a new song."

That's what we do at Wink and Flip Handmade -- rearrange the notes! We reduce, [scale designs down to more affordable pieces], reuse [feature vintage charms], or recycle [up-cycle pieces our favorite jeweler was discarding]!

Bridesmaids and brides, send us a pic of your dress and we'll style your look at no charge above the cost of our jewelry. Take a look at out our Brides & Bridesmaids section. And read our bridal reviews!

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Last updated on Jan 4, 2017

FREE SHIPPING & a gift of earrings! We've reduced all our prices! After 3 years at Teen Vogue & Marie Claire, our pieces get compliments! Getting married? We specialize in bridesmaids. :)

Marc Jacobs said: "Destroy what you know and then rearrange the things you have to make something new. Just like there are so many notes in music, it's how you put them together that makes a new song."

That's what we do at Wink and Flip Handmade -- rearrange the notes! We reduce, [scale designs down to more affordable pieces], reuse [feature vintage charms], or recycle [up-cycle pieces our favorite jeweler was discarding]!

Bridesmaids and brides, send us a pic of your dress and we'll style your look at no charge above the cost of our jewelry. Take a look at out our Brides & Bridesmaids section. And read our bridal reviews!

Natasha

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Upcycled Fashion Trends with a Handmade Twist

Thirteen years ago I went looking for a job in the world of fashion and couldn't find one: no one wanted to hire a 14-year old! Rather than give up, I threw myself into reading dozens of fashion magazines and redesigning dresses I saw on Oscars night. After enrolling in summer classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology here in NYC, on a walk to class, I had to detour through Manhattan's wholesale jewelry district.

One day I got the up the nerve to go into one of the stores and buy a small collection of jewelry reflecting the season's top trends. I sold those pieces and went back to buy more. Before I knew it, I was a 16-year old CEO taking classes at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

Today we make our own necklaces and earrings. Our upcycled, reconstructed pieces on Etsy capture the fun of the latest trends in a vision that is uniquely ours. We can afford to offer these pieces at reasonable prices, which is always a goal. When I started this company, I didn't have a lot of money for jewelry myself. We want every one of our customers to be able to purchase the piece she falls in love with.

As my company matured, it was great to read about trends in top fashion publications, but it would be even better to be on staff! So I spent a year and a half as a college intern in the accessories department of teenVOGUE, then followed my boss for another 18 months when he went to Marie Claire.

With so many years of experience, designing my own pieces was a lot of fun. When teenVOGUE editors heard I made headbands, they asked me to put designs together overnight for photo shoots scheduled the next day. A neon yellow headband with a rhinestone leaf? No problem!

Next we started chopping up necklaces and earrings we didn't like and putting them together in different ways. We found charms at flea markets, on Etsy, and in vintage jewelry stores, and once we got started we couldn't stop. We try to personalize a trend with some Wink and Flip flair.

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