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OROPOPO = Leather Craft Spectacular

We love leather craft, leather works and original design…  this husband and wife duo have incredible talent in their wearable art leather jewelry line.  (also available in vegan)

OROPOPO is a husband and wife duo. In their Albuquerque studio they combine new techniques with traditional materials to create objects inspired by Native American, classic Western, and New Mexican culture that breathe new life into American history.

Karole’s professional background is in architecture and structural engineering. The Oropopo name is from her birthplace on the coast of Venezuela. Grady is a native of New Mexico, a writer, and literary editor; he has specialized in desert literature and its aesthetics. Together, they refine a narrative that associates site and culture with contemporary technology.
 

“We have our own relationship to the land and culture and those indefinable qualities that are New Mexico and the Southwest. If we share anything with the creative work done in this region for thousands of years it would be the tradition of artists trying to make beautiful things that convey a sense of the time and place we inhabit.”

PLUMERIA EARRINGS

Plumeria is a tradition of artisanal feather-work that evolved from our earliest evidence of the techniques in Meso-america to its height in the 17th century under Spanish Colonial rule. From ceremonial clothing to collage styled artwork the use of feathers for decorative and symbolic purpose is literally woven into the cultural history of the American Southwest. 

Over more than a century the exchange of technique and artistic subject matter between the Spaniards and the indigenous people led to the use of feathers as material and accents in all arts and crafts. The universal association of feathers with the freedom of flight and spirituality made its use in Catholic iconography an easy match and let to the spread of artisanal plumeria around the world to royal courts as far away as Prague, China, and Mozambique. The tradition all but disappeared by the twentieth century. A few modern artists in the American Southwest and Northern Mexico have created work inspired by these traditions. 

The simplicity of the feather’s shape and its physical lightness will always elicit a sense of mystery and movement. This line is inspired by the evolution of the symbol and the object through our regional culture.

BIJOU BREASTPLATE NECKLACE

Roughly half the size of the Breastplate Necklace

A chevron progression study where the “V” softens from top to bottom. Inspired by Native American bone hairpipe breastplates. 

Breastplates had originally been worn ceremonially as a symbol of protection of the spirit and as an expression of personal style and wealth. 

FRINGE EARRINGS II

Starting as a functional addition to buckskin, fringe became a western embellishment that was later adopted by flapper girls to accentuate the wild spontaneity of their dancing.

These Fringe earrings borrow from both traditions in a minimalist reimagining of this iconic design element.

SADDLE NECKLACE

Only a few icons of the southwest are as inseparable from Western culture as the horse saddle. The image of the cowboy rolling his blanket and tightening the straps on his saddle were instant cues in western movies that a journey was beginning, the doing was about to be done. That distinct u shape with its high pommel and stirrups has evolved over centuries to make a man and horse into a hybrid creature that tamed lands, waged war, and created a uniquely American identity. The Spanish colonials brought horses and saddles to the Southwest. Their design evolved into two styles with a California style of highly decorated and stylized saddles and the Texas/New Mexico style of unadorned working saddles. It is that simpler style that inspires our saddle line with that high pommel and long strands that suggest the classic stirrups. 


 

AREA 51 EARRINGS

In 1947 a crash site near Roswell NM became one of the most well known events of the UFO mythology. It is rumored that the alien technology from that site was taken to the top secret research facility at Area 51 in Nevada. This pendant suggests a mysterious metal form rising into the desert sky through the concentric waves of a shimmering heat mirage.

DRAGONFLY EARRINGS

Dragonflies are venerated everywhere they are found and symbolize a lightness of the soul and agility of the mind. The dragonfly motif is found in the arts and crafts around the world with a unique significance in our Southwest region. When Spanish missionaries introduced symbolic crosses, especially the double-barred cross, they were eventually adapted into a wide variety of patterns including many representations of dragonflies still found in arts and crafts throughout the region.

We introduce our take on this iconic double winged flier. Our recall of spring days and warm summer nights by the Rio Grande is inseparable from the acrobatics and flash of color from our local dragonflies. They are one of the earths earliest fliers, over 300 million years old but their enthusiastic flight and simple silhouettes are utterly timeless. 

DOUBLE ORYX HORN NECKLACE

Oryx were introduced into Southern New Mexico’s White Sands Missile Range (Trinity site) in 1969 as exotic big game. Coyotes and mountain lions posed no threat and the Oryx thrived, tipping the balance of the White Sands National Monument’s ecosystem. The stylized image of stark black horns against white gypsum sands is one only conjured up in dreams. I received an Oryx skull with horns from a friend (thanks, Matt) whose father found while walking near White Sands.

New Arrivals at Real NYC Market located at 166 Mulberry Street in NYC.  Featuring original, independent artists and designers around the globe.  

 

SI Sabato Isabel

SI Sabato Isabel is the brand of unique pieces of jewelry. These are the result of a combination of non conventional materials with new and innovating design techniques. A mix of both manual and handy craftsmanship of transparent and opaque materials, that thanks to the creation process, turn into reversible, colorful, sophisticated, light and organic designs. As a result of this process each handmade piece of jewelry becomes unique.
Caring for our planet, the main goal is to create beauty transforming and reusing materials, into original products.
To reuse is the rule, to convert disposable into a new piece of contemporary Jewelry is the dream.

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Liane By Design

I have always loved art and craft. Whether I made it, bought it or viewed it, the creation of handmade design and ornamentation is a process that is a key part of me being Me.

And while my designs are not made using traditional metallurgic processes, it is a technique that combines two great artisanal crafts: textile hand weaving and jewelry making, creating a totally unique look. Each stitch is as caringly done by hand, as a textile weaver would do at a loom or a jeweler would at a workbench.

I find inspiration from periods of the past: Baroque, Renaissance, Victorian and combine it with contemporary ideas to create jewelry with singular beauty that transcend time. The magical joining of opposites–Ying Yang.

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I make my jewelry with fine gauge precious wire. I string the pearls and crystals on the wire first, then drop them in position as I hand weave the wire around a wood hand loom. This technique makes the pearls look like they are suspended in a cocoon of gold or silver.
My jewelry has a look of delicate beauty–like raindrops on rose petals or tinsel tossed on a tree.

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Duchess Necklace Tahitian Blue. When you wear it, you’ll feel like a Queen!
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 Fishnet Necklace
We are proud to feature Liane By Design being back on the East Coast in NYC – 166 Mulberry Street (between Grand and Broome) in the heart of Little Italy.
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The People You Meet are Gifts! Cristina Fontanelli

On Sunday, June 22nd Real NYC Market met the beautiful, glamorous, classy and talented Cristina Fontanelli….  another gift we have been given!  The people we meet are all gifts – the world is filled with talented, creative people and interesting every-things!  We arrived early, just in time to hear Cristina Fontanelli perform for the Son’s of Italy in the courtyard at Most Precious Blood Church before Real NYC Market started – what a gift indeed!  Her passion for life and music inspired us as she dazzled and charmed the audience.  Her magnetic energy shined all around!  Thank you!  -Real NYC Market

Cristina Fontanelli Cristina Fontanelli

An International recording artist PBS Host –  Classical/Crossover Style:  Contemporary, Opera, Broadway, Standards, Selections in Italian, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Korean, Yiddish

“Cristina Fontanelli at Feinstein’s at the Regency is like seeing a cross between Maria Callas and Ethel Merman.  She has no equal.”  -Forbes Magazine

“La Diva della Canzone” – America Oggi

“We cannot put it in words how Cristina affected us.  We heard all the great voices from the last Century.  She puts them all to shame.  We are going to buy every CD she’s ever recorded”. – Vince and Sandi Lombardo

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Welcome to Brow New York International – Julie Erinc will WOW you

Julie Erinc of Brow New York International will simply WOW you!

“Based in New York City, BrowNY New York International is a comprehensive line of ready-to-wear clothing along with trend-setting fleece and French terry jackets. BrowNY was established in October 2008 and focuses on creating chic, versatile styles with unique shapes and contemporary fabrics. Our brand offers a wide range of collections including our BrowNY Retro line, handmade vintage jewelry & accessories, and our exquisite jacket collection. BrowNY provides affordable, feminine fashion, and a shopping experience customers will love. You can find BrowNY products online and in stores and boutiques across North America. Recently BrowNY has made appearances in department stores such as Topshop UK, Urban Outfitters UK, Macy’s, and Nordstroms.”               -BrowNY

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BrowNY friend – Adar, wearing an awesome gold flower head wreath and arm sleeve on her birthday!
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Brow.NY team went to the Carmel Producers “I feel….Unicorn Planet” party and here are some pics from the night – All headpieces/costumes made at Brow.NY
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You will find treasures in BrowNY -located at 345 Lafayette St. New York, New York 10012
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Floral Head AccessoriesUnicorn and Antler Head Gear
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Tutus in Any Color you can imagine!Tutu This season’s hot HIGH-WAIST-ED SHORT SHORTS – worn and ready to go – VINTAGEShort Shorts Brow.NYVINTAGE FUR FUR and More FUR!  pick out your fancy, all $100Vintage FursSparkle pants – ALL VINTAGE – GREAT FINDSSassy Pants Imagine any sort of headgear you desire – Erinc does tons of custom ordersHead GearVintage Costume Jewelry Galore !!!!!!!Costume Jewelry Display Antlers
 WOW, such an eye for NYC Fashion, Vintage, Accessories and Design – To see more LIKE BrowNY on Facebook – Also check out their website!  Thank you BrowNY ! Designers’ Collective 51