Thursday, March 31, 2011

Superior Finery: Henderson Dry Goods

For those of you who have visited our brick and mortar shop, it should come as no surprise that we love combining the old with the new; nothing sets off a beautiful piece of handmade porcelain like an old industrial table, and what better way to store or display jewelry than old archive drawers lined with velvet? You can also see this juxtaposition of old and new in the work of many of our vendors; from the exquisite specimen sculptures of InsectLab to the timeless design and craftsmanship that is so apparent in the accessories from Billykirk.

We're extremely excited to introduce a new addition to our collection; the beautiful wooden & silver jewelry of Henderson Dry Goods.

Combining classic Victorian aesthetics with modern production methods, Alex Henderson carefully crafts each piece in her small backyard studio. Working almost exclusively with walnut and sterling silver, the delicacy of each piece belies the inherent strength of the wood, combining to create a unique and durable piece of jewelry to treasure without worry.

While we love all the pieces in this collection, if someone were to force us to choose a favorite, we would have to admit that we're madly in love with the portrait pendants. Likenesses of memorable figures from the past are further immortalized in an etched walnut relief and then backed with oxidized sterling silver... and while we hesitate to say they make great conversation pieces, it's only because when it comes to our jewelry, we prefer compliments to convos. You can see our collection in the webshop or come by our shop on the Leliegracht to see them in person.