Friday, April 16, 2010

// Close to My Heart

Back when I was in school, I was fortunate enough to visit the home & studio of a renowned typographer/printer/letterpress-wizard. Not only was he a printer, but he actually created movable lead type as well. Deep in his basement, among the ancient printers, hot lead bubbled, ready to be turned into beautiful lead type. I treasure the pieces of type that I was given from this visit, and had always thought about turning them into a necklace.

Yesterday, I stumbled onto Erica Weiner's website, and see that she's one step ahead of me! Her salvaged type is available in any letter combination of your choice and are dipped in silver & gold -- I think they're beautiful :)

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Getting up to anything fun?


  1. I LOVE Erika's jewlery!!!! I have the cutest Airplane necklace from her line that I bought years ago in a cute little botique here in Milwaukee, WI.

    Happy Friday!

  2. these are BEAUTIFUL. going on my wish (and probably purchase) list immediately!

  3. I still have my piece of type from our visit to Jim Rimmer as well! What a great idea, I was going to add mine into a painting some day, but this is fantastic!

    Hope you're well, looks like it! Let get together when you're home from you're travels!

    take care

  4. i really like the golden ones!
    good jewelry always gets me excited.