Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Habitually Chic Jewelry Designer: Elma Blint

I have a new obsession and it's Elma Blint jewelry! I had the pleasure of meeting Elma at her table at the Brooklyn Flea Market recently and found her to be delightful and her jewelry to be beyond chic and surprisingly affordable! Elma took the time to explain vermeil and why the gold on my ring (from a designer who shall remain nameless) was starting to rub off. She clearly knows her stuff and I appreciate a designer who wants to educate their customers and isn't all about just making a sale.

I love that most of her designs are available in solid gold, silver and gold vermeil options so there is something for everyone and every budget. And she can customize most of her designs as well. Want a ring without a stone? Just ask. Different colored stone? Not a problem. Longer chain? She'll switch it out. I ended up buying the 3 Ring Necklace (I need all the luck I can get!) in 18k vermeil but I may have to go back for the Hortense Ring. And maybe some bracelets...you get the idea!

Elma's jewelry is available through her website and by appointment at her boutique Baubles and Thorn in Brooklyn or at the Brooklyn Flea Market on the weekends. During the winter, the Brooklyn Flea is located in two different buildings on Front Street and Elma can be found at 81 Front Street but you might want to check the Info section on the website to make sure she's there just in case. But believe me, it's worth the subway ride to buy her fabulous jewelry and once you see it in person, you'll be obsessed too! Happy Shopping!

12 comments:

The Antiques Diva™ said...

My friend La Reine keeps telling me about the Brooklyn Flea Market insisting I must come to visit her in NYC and check it out. Now, you've just added another reason for me to go! Great tip, as always.
Thanks,
Toma, aka The Antiques Diva

pve design said...

Gold looks good to me now - I wore some hoops yesterday with a similar bent and I never knew so many on-lookers were taking note. Perhaps we need a bit of gold to make us smile.

Courtney said...

Great Find! I will definetly be heading to Brooklyn to check out the flea market and this jewelry is beautiful!

Laura said...

Ah this is good to know...I made the trek out to the indoor winter version of the Brooklyn Flea a few weeks back and was sorely disappointed. But clearly I just went to the wrong building!

Dabney said...

I just looked at her web site and was disappointed to find there were no good photos of the jewelry, in fact I don't think there really were any photos of her jewelry, just an indication of a retailer in Brooklyn. The gold chains with drops lying over (what looks like a hunk of petrified wood?) look pretty, but are basically impossible to really see. I can only imagine your post will drum up some interest, but without clearer information on how to buy, or even better photos of the jewelry it probably won't translate into as many sales as it might have.

Habitually Chic said...

The Antiques Diva - My friend and I found a lot of great things and enjoyed it. You should defnitely check it out.

Patricia - I only wear gold now and love it. Gold is so much warmer than silver.

Courtney - there were a lot of great vintage jewelry tables too!

Laura - I wasn't sure what to expect but I thought they had good stuff but it might depend on what you are looking for.

Dabney - I'm not quite sure what you are talking about or how you missed all the jewelry on her site. If you click on the Jewlery Tab, http://www.elmablint.com/main.html, it takes you to a page with photos of jewelry and then you have to click on the photo of a necklace and it will take you to the necklace section. The same with the earrings, bracelets and rings. I wouldn't have posted a link to her website if she didn't have any jewelry on it.

Jojo said...

Thank you!! I have been looking and longing for a necklace exactly like the one in the top picure (on the right hand side draped over the book)...but I live in London, UK! Boohoo that I can't just pop down to the Brooklyn Flea Market... oh how I love your city!

Habitually Chic said...

Jojo - I'm sure if you emailed Elma that she would be happy to send you more images and let you order over the phone and would ship the necklace to the UK. You never know unless you try!

Jojo said...

Such a great idea, I will! Thank you so much. I love your site so much, it makes me feel like hopping on a plane and living out my days in New York!! Thanks again.

Dabney said...

Oh OK, I see. My bad. I was clicking on the menu at the top. Thanks.

tanya said...

very pretty--modern but delicate! I love those brushed gold pieces at the bottom.

CHIC Sensibility... said...

Wow that's so funny, I was just there yesterday. Her table was my favorite one. I'm starting a line myself on etsy and I found some of my bracelets to be kind of similar, but not as upscale ofcourse hehe. She has some really great pieces and she's really really sweet. I didn't know that was actually her store on Lafayette Ave. I have to go check it out.

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