August 21, 2014

We Came, We Saw, We Shopped: Thread Show

Shoppers came in droves to support San Francisco's independent fashion scene

On a late November Sunday, there was something for just about everyone at Thread Show, whether you fancy rock star jewelry made from guitar picks, saucy lingere with skull face cut-outs or just an afternoon spent amongst designers, down tempo DJs, and fans of local fashion.

Founded in 2003 with ten events per year, Thread aims to be a dynamic, one day retail event bringing the latest and greatest offerings from the local style world’s envelope pushers together under one roof. On the day of its most recent San Francisco event, rainy skies turned sunny just in time for the arrival of the VIPs, who got a chance to scope out the sale before everyone else.

Take a look at some of fun finds we ran across at the show:

Creating art at the Art Kills Artists booth

Funky macabre jewelry at the Bela Koi booth

Happily macabre jewelry at the Bela Koi booth

Men's shirts and outerwear at the Bridge And Burn sample sale

Hand painted flasks, cases and wallets by De La Luna Designs

Hand painted vintage shoes by De La Luna Designs

Tees and artwork by The Ivorys

Fur and leather accessories by The Feathered Leopard

Colorful denim by Future Standard

The SF Giants logo bejeweled on a pair of guitar pick earrings by Rock N The Trend

Elvis and Fender guitar pick earrings from Rock N The Trend

Leather and semi-precious mineral jewelry for pets and humans by Rockhound Pets

Adorably edgy undies and lounge wear by Stephanie Bondar of Honey Cooler Handmade

Mannequin sporting a Stolen Sunday Scoodie (a.k.a. a scarf hoodie)

 

Photography by Alexandra Naughton

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Oh, the Newness: Little Feather SF Winter 2011

Horn Necklace, $62, with a copper tone center bead, black glass bead disks, polished cow horns and silver coils on a nylon rope.

This holiday season, watch out for the Little Feather SF Winter 2011 Collection by San Francisco designer and Academy of Art alum Melinda Rodriguez, who combines an array of exotic  materials (feathers, horns, sequins, bones, crystals, glass beads and even rope) to achieve a result that skillfully balances elegant with bold, fragile with strong.

In her latest pieces, Rodriquez juxtaposes delicate and strong elements to create a new line of jewelry that makes a statement while maintaining its feminine appeal. We think the rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are perfect for gift-giving or treating yourself to a little something special. Because gift giving feels just as good as receiving, doesn’t it?

Amethyst Crystal Necklace,$36, with Amethyst crystal, copper plate cable chain and Bali copper clasp.

White Paillettes Necklace, $74, made of vintage paillettes (sequins), snake vertebrae bones, carved horn bead and gold-plated pyramids strung on a silver serpentine chain.

Photography courtesy of Little Feather SF

Jewelry Sale at Conifer

Through Nov. 5, Cow Hollow boutique Conifer is offering 30 percent off its collection of jewelry by independent designers such as Wendy Nichol, Katie Diamond, Wendy Mink, Ishi and DLC Brooklyn.

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Local Jewelry Makers Display During ArtSpan SF Open Studios

Sterling silver O necklace and chain by Kristiana Spaulding

Druzy rings by Claudia Kussano

The blue crystal necklace by Phylis Johnson-Silk features sterling silver findings and a sterling silver clasp with inlaid turquoise.

Along with pre-Halloween costume drama, there’s one fashion-minded inevitability you can count on October in San Francisco: lots of lovely locally-made jewelry on display during ArtSpan Open Studios, an annual event inviting the public into the City’s many artists’ studios over a five-weekend stretch.

And while fine art in the form of paintings, sculpture and photography dominate the offerings, there are numerous San Francisco jewelry designers showing their work each weekend. It’s a chance to step inside the maker’s workspace, chat a little about the process behind the pieces and purchase directly from designers.

The ArtSpan web site lists each weekend’s participating artists, a list that includes such jewelry makers as Phylis Johnson-Silk, Claudia Kussano and Kristiana Spaulding.

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Jeffrey Levin’s Lovely Furniture Remnant Jewelry at Cisco Home

This week San Francisco is abuzz with boutique parties and trunk shows galore, but eco-fashion fans will want to take note of one show in particular: Jeffrey Levin Reclaimed Wood Jewelry at Cisco Home.

This Saturday at Hayes Valley’s Cisco Home, the Cape Town-born Levin will be showing an exclusive collection created using remnants from the store. Passionately perfecting his craft since starting out at the tender age of 12, his latest collection features designs made from an array of reclaimed wood adorned with delicate details.

Drawing inspiration from natural elements, Levin used remnants of Cisco Home’s furniture to handcraft each and everyone of his pieces. In addition to the unveiling of Levin’s reclaimed jewelry, there will also be pieces on offer from his Super Skinnys, Tinys, Wraps, Charm Strings, Dog Tags, Medallions and Initials collections as well.

Intrigued? See it for yourself: Jeffrey Levin Reclaimed Wood Jewelry at Cisco Home, Sept. 24, 12-4pm, 580 Hayes Street, San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Cisco Home and Jeffrey Levin

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