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Thank You!

Posted on December 28, 2011 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

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A heartfelt thank you to all my amazing customers, friends and family for making 2011 the marvelous year that it was. Wishing you all health, happiness and only good things in the year to come.

XXOO, Barbara    

Image courtesy of  Elizabeth Winheld of Sweet Letter Press


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New York Botanical Gardens Jewelry Collection

Posted on September 12, 2011 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

I’m honored and excited to announce that I have partnered with The New York Botanical Gardens to design and produce a private label collection for them. These pieces are made from recycled sterling silver and cast from natural objects found right in their Garden. Profits from sales benefit The Gardens.  

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Celebrate Reclaimed Silver with Celebrate Green

Posted on April 12, 2010 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

It's official and very exciting - Celebrate Green and I have just launched the first three styles of the CELEBRATE RECLAIMED SILVER collection. Celebrate Green was founded by dynamic Mother-Daughter team Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson, who educate, entertain and inspire positive change so that together, we can create a real and sustainable difference in the world. Their new book Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family is great.

I have always recycled and found creative uses for things but the thought of digging much deeper seemed daunting. In their book, Lynn and Corey encourage making small changes and I started doing just that. In baby steps, over months, I've reassessed many of the buying choices I make and have found better alternatives - painlessly. I encourage you to read their book and try it for yourselves. Once you start it becomes a fun challenge to keep doing better.

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Beauty in Imperfection in Belle Armoire Jewelry

Posted on April 12, 2010 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

Last summer I wrote an article about the creative process behind my collection, Beauty in Imperfection.  My friend Alma suggested that I submit the story to Stampington Publications and it was just published it in their lovely Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine.

 Beauty in Imperfection

Belle Armoire Jewelry Spring 2010
By Barbara Polinsky

It’s not perfect, and that’s the point. File marks, visible seams and solder – things that other jewelers might consider bewildering - are the trademark of my collection. Inspired by the imperfection that abounds in nature, people, and in life, these rings, bracelets, pendants and earrings are a tribute to acceptance. The forms are clean and simple. As in life, It’s the blemishes that add the depth and character.

Beauty in Imperfection was born in a moment of frustration. I was working in the studio, trying unsuccessfully to fabricate a new design. That day, nothing was going right and I kept making careless mistakes. In total exasperation, I squished the entire piece I was working on through a rolling mill! When it emerged through the other end of the mill, I was astonished at the graceful irregular form. I sat back and smiled.

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Thank you!

Posted on December 31, 2009 by Barbara Polinsky | 0 Comments

Wow! Now that 2009 is over and I have a moment to reflect, I just want to thank everyone for your help in making 2009 such an amazing year. My very small business has grown tremendously thanks to Etsy, my awesome customers, reliable suppliers and the spectacular reception of the Wedding and Celebration ring styles.

I feel great about 2010 -there are some fun and exciting things brewing. Look for designs with recycled diamonds, inspiration from Walden Pond and maybe even some bar accessories..... Excuse me while I go buckle up. I have a feeling it's going be a wild ride!

Best wishes for much happiness and only good things in this new year. B.



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