Sunday, November 29, 2009

BUST Craftacular!



We will be at the BUST Holiday Craft Fair in New York!
And our Bittersweets Infant Bodysuits* will make their debut!
Front: Bittersweets Tongue logo by Aaron Cantor
Back: Josh Slater's Unicorn or Vamp Spock.

All Bittersweets jewelry at the BUST craftacular will be offered at a discounted price! In addition, our entire online catalog can be purchased at the booth at a 10% discount! We will gift wrap and ship it for free, in plenty of time for the holidays.

And finally, sign up for our FREE raffle and enter to win a $100. gift certificate to Bittersweetsny.com! Winner will be notifed by email Dec. 7th, 2009.

Directions:
The Metropolitan Pavilion is located at 125 West 18th Street in NYC, not far from the 1 train at 18th street, or the F, V trains at 23rd street. BUST Magazine’s Holiday Craftacular will take place from 10:00 AM – 7:30PM on December 6th. Your entry ticket also gives you a shot at winning a BUST-load of booty in the Craftacular Raffle! There is a $2 entry fee.

*"Onesies" is a registered trademark of Gerber Childrenswear, which objects to both the usage of the term as a generic name and the usage of the singular form "Onesie". Gerber Childrenswear continues to aggressively enforce and defend its trademark.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgrandma!!!



My sister & my grandmother.
Frame by mom.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Two for Tuesday!

We got two adorable emails this week!

Hi!
My necklace arrived today, and I'm even more thrilled with it than I thought I'd be. It's absolutely gorgeous....just perfect! Thanks you so, so much for creating beautiful and meaningful pieces of love that aren't focused on diamonds and hearts. My necklace is graceful, understated and private, yet full of sentiment for me and my husband. Well done!
Many, many thanks,
Jill

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Hi!
Just to let you know that we got the rings and they are perfect!!! They turned out exactly like we had pictured. Thank you so much for your work!!! We really appreciate everything that you've done. You've got a great company! All the best in the future. :)
Thanks so much again,
Rebecca

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Warning:

Your head might explode with how much useful and sensible information is contained in this video. Should you come across one at a garage sale, or thrift shop, spare no expense. Dig deep into the pockets, for it will be the best $2 you've ever spent.


Jeremy + Jennifer =

True Love Forever... And, incredibly beautiful photos of Paris!







Thank you for the photos Jeremy & Jennifer! Can't wait to see where you go on your many, many, anniversaries!

Man Machine II

It's here. Now.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All Quiet on the Western Front


Today is Veterans Day, but what you may not know is that it was originally called Armistice Day, in recognition of the end of World War I. We've done some research and found out that there is still one American veteran of WWI, and what you also may not know, is that he is the cutest. His name is Frank Woodruff Buckles, and he is 108 years old. In recognition of this special day, we invite Frank Buckles to contact us and we will send him literally any Bittersweets jewelry that he wants! How about a Bittersweets Buckle for Mr. Buckles? Thanks to all Veterans and their families on this day and every day.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bittersweets Contest



If you can tell me the name of this vampire movie I just saw on cable with Michael Madsen (i heart Reservoir Dogs) I will name you the winner of the contest. And I'll send you a $50 gift certificate.

Ferdinand's First Walk!

Yes, it's true. He's been a city bunny for so long that we never took him out for walks. The other problem, was that we could only find these stringy leashes that looked as if he might turn himself into a victim of bunny-strangulation via macrame plant holder. Admittedly, Mr.Bunz reprimanded me for making him wear a polka-dot leash attached to a blue crossing guard vest... Even if they are "safety" polka-dots.


"Eh okay, I'm fine here. I'll just stay in my little mesh bunny-box, where there are niblets leftover from when you tricked me to the vet. Mmmm, still crunchy."


Radio, live transmission.
Radio, live transmission.
Listen to the silence, let it ring on.
Eyes, dark grey lenses frightened of the sun.
We would have a fine time living in the night,
Left to blind destruction,
Waiting for our sight.
And we would go on as though nothing was wrong.
And hide from these days we remained all alone.


Here is a picture; he's comfortable, smelling the grass. Notice how mad he is at me for making him go outside on a nice day. Check out the squinty eye!


"I like to dig & and I dig to like" bumper sticker please. Yours, Ferdinand.

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Alex, I'll take 'Magic' for a thousand"



Keeping in our theme of introducing a varied and sometimes puzzling assortment of what makes Bittersweets tick, we present a link to you, our dear Bittersweedettes, that opens a portal to the fourth dimension. Eh, or you could say that this is one of our favorite interviews of all time. We still have the original newsprint pressed between Brother's Grimm & our Welding Handbook.
Alex, take me down the rabbit hole please!

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Allo baby...



Voulez-vous couchez avec mon snugglefestival? You see, my little petal, I am a lover, not a fighter. I am a wearer of Bittersweets. What could be more seductive? The bed is already disheveled. Too forward, you say? But, my little cabbage, understand, I only wear dangerous looking jewelry. My heart is pure gold.
Yours, Oliver

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Greetings!



Just want to thank everyone for letting us know when you need an order by a specific date! It really helps us get your Bittersweets to you on time. We now have teensy adorable gift cards that we can add to your order for free! We can even type a heart-felt message on it, when we send directly to your Bittersweetie. Not limited to Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, ground hog day, and/or any event you want to commemorate with delicious jewelry!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Alex, I'll take 'Beowulf' for a thousand"



An English guy with a metal detector stumbled upon the largest stash of Anglo-Saxon treasures found to date, on his friend's farm in Staffordshire, last July. We read about this a while back, but realized, how perfect this is for our ever expanding search for whimsical blog entries for you, our darling Bittersweeties! K, back to the gold story.

The Anglo-Saxons were a Germanic tribes that occupied Britain from the fifth century until 1066. Out with the Romans, in with the new... eh, I mean old, Old English*, that is. Terry Herbert found no less than 1,345 items dating to 675-725AD, weighing in at approximately 11 pounds of gold, and 6 pounds of silver, making it the largest hoard to represent this time period, period.

The pieces contain gems, and expertly carved beasts, exhibiting the very finest in Anglo-Saxon workmanship. Crosses, pommel caps**, & hilt collars, were found along with a strip of gold simply stating in Latin, "Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face." If our swords were meant to kill rather than thrill, I guess we'd go a little heavier on the bitter, than the sweet, as well.

*Not to be confused with Olde English 800, commonly referred to as OE, Old Gold, Olde E & 8-Ball, a brand of malt liquor produced by the Miller Brewing Company. We don't drink malt liquor here at Bittersweets headquarters. It's bad for you.

** What's a pommel cap you say? Here's what one looks like, plus the price in case you're looking to buy your very own:
Alex, show me "pommel cap" for $500.

Despite the annoying ad, this clip does show the objects up close.
Take me to youtube!

This one features the guy who found the loot, narrating!
The guardian, please!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

And the winner is...

it's a four way tie! We have four favorite Halloween costumes this year!

Who's driving, Miss Daisy!? No, it's not a reference to a movie that admittedly, no one here has actually seen. That's Daisy, the wonder dog!

Not that we're obsessed with movies or anything, but we would call this costume, "JAWS!"

And here's a purple monkey and a lobster. Isn't there a sci-fi movie where a monkey teams up with a giant lobster and they terrorize a small fishing village?

Young Drawing Whiz!

We are proud to say that we knew Hope when she was an even younger drawing whiz. Our "about" page features the very first Bittersweets catalog illustrated by, you guessed it, Hope Gangloff! Read what New Yorker has to say about our lovely gal:

This young drawing whiz shows large paintings of pretty, languid friends that are mannered and feel trendy, pleasantly. They conflate lapidary facture à la Gustav Klimt and the everyday eros of Elizabeth Peyton, with a dash of Neue Sachlichkeit. Pale-fleshed lads and lasses project second-nature chic, just slightly decadent, in modest circumstances. One subject is a plainly overqualified waitress with a dainty tattoo, lurching to grab a bottle of Tabasco sauce. A clamorous, gravity-free still-life celebrates a world emblematized by beer, soda, and wine bottles; fancy shoes and umbrellas; containers of Chinese food, salt, and matches; and what looks like a Geiger counter. Through Nov. 25. (Inglett, 522 W. 24th St. 212-647-9111.)