Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shop the Season: Jewelry from Coins & Photos for Your Walls

It's crunch time! With just one week left to shop, guest blogger Rebecca shares two of her favorite finds from The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park.

Made From Coins
Booth H06 on the 42nd Street side of the park (map)

I’ve asked for coin necklaces for the holidays since I was a little girl  (but never got one!). Something about coins on jewelry feels inherently meaningful, at least to me. So I was delighted to find the Made From Coins shop at the Bryant Park holiday market.  

This company, I learned, is different than many of the others that make similar pieces in their standards for quality. They use mainly U.S. coins from before 1965, which are 90% silver.

They have a few designs they do regularly – flowers, hearts, and geometric designs – but they also do custom orders. For example, I could bring the 20 coins I collected in Israel and they would make them into a custom, weighted bracelet. So cool!

Most of their necklace pendants are under $70, with some more extravagant pieces as well. They also make pieces for men and boys:  classy rings and cufflinks made from coins. 

And rare coin collectors, don’t fret – they use common, run of the mill coins, and turn them into something precious rather than destroying something that already is!


Elementem Art & Design Co.
Booth H03 on the 42nd Street side of the park (map)

As a photographer, I am always drawn to great photographic displays. These images, by Lawrence Clingman and Jonathan Duek, are truly captivating.  

I love the broken up display – with images depicted on 2 or 3 separate canvasses. They are stunning pieces that are sure to be the centerpiece of any room. Take a look!


The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park 
Open through January 2, 2011 
Official hours*
Monday – Friday: 11am – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 6pm

*Look for special extended hours during the holidays.

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