Monday, November 21, 2011


(Apologies in advance for crappy iPhone photos. Instagram makes everything better...right?)

I attended the presale for the Object Jewelry Sale last night at the Irish Pub. The annual sale presented by the Jewelry and Metalsmithing students from the Art and Design Department at UWMilwaukee focuses on jewelry made from repurposed materials this year. It was fun walking around the sale and guessing what sort of materials had been upcycled to create some of the pieces. From the usual suspects like bottle caps and pop-tabs to more unusual materials like t-shirts in resin and shampoo bottles, there was a great variety of creative items to choose from!

If you live in the Milwaukee area I suggest stopping by. I picked up a pair of awesome earrings (last photo) made by Emily Klopstein that I wore to work today. More info on the sale here. It's happening at the UWM Union from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds benefit Object, a student-run metals organization, in support of their efforts to bring in visiting artists.


  1. all of the shapes and colors!

  2. oh how fun!! i'd love to attend something like that although i lack total self control around jewelry :)

  3. these look fantastic! i would love to go but I live in Australia!