Friday, November 22, 2013

Hanukkah Harry's Hip & Happenin' Gift Guide: Jewels for Jesus


When I lived in New York I used to walk up Prince Street to catch the train for work every morning.  While on the one had I wasn't always a fan of this trek when the wind chill factor dropped to a tropical ten degrees, I often found myself distracted by the street vendors selling their wares, and there were many occasions when I spent my freshly-cashed paycheck on a piece of cool jewelry that I'd spotted on my morning walk.  We don't really have this sidewalk commerce thing here in Los Angeles.  The Venice Beach Boardwalk is about as close an approximation as I've found, but unless you're in the market for incense, a Bob Marley fleece blanket or a henna tattoo, you'll be sorely disappointed with the choices.  Due to the lack of street artisans here in the City of Angels, my jewelry selection has really suffered.  I'm not really a fine jewelry kind of lady - for the most part I prefer interesting, eye-catching pieces made by folks more artistic and crafty than myself - which is why I was so excited when a friend introduced me to Tamar Pelzig of Jan Joon Jewelry.

Tamar makes every single piece of jewelry by hand, and the results are incredible.  She essentially creates her pieces by knitting the metals as one would with yarn, and the results are these delicate, almost breathless, items of jewelry.  I'm completely obsessed with this bracelet and I'm hoping that's what Hanukkah Harry brings me this year.  

If you're looking for a unique gift sure to impress your sister or sister-in-law or a close friend, you should absolutely look no further than Jan Joon.  Tamar will even create custom pieces so that you can give a one-of-a-kind gift to that special lady on your gift list.  

As a treat just for my readers, Tamar has set up a Secret Santa Page where you'll find lots of beautiful choices at 20-30% off!  Simply enter the password surprise when prompted, and go crazy choosing bracelets/necklaces/rings for all of your loved ones.

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