Thursday, January 22, 2009

Obsession: Orange Peel Enamel

My husband is not stereotypical in any way—especially when it comes to buying presents. Without dropping a single hint, he has a knack for knowing what I'll like and a gift for introducing me to new artisanal talent. At Christmastime, we place a dollar limit on how much we can spend on each other. This little game has forced us to think creatively about gift giving.

This holiday, at the bottom of my stocking, I found the sweetest ring, made by Seattle artist, Jenny. In her ETSY bio, she writes “The thrill of 1500 degrees Fahrenheit...the lusciously smooth surface of kiln-fired glass...the rich palette of rich, saturated colors. Oooh. I love enameling.”

Well, Jenny, we love wearing your enamel creations. Dress those little beauties up or down, they easily and comfortably add the necessary bling to any outfit. And, because she offers such a wide-variety of colors and designs, my husband has managed to provide me with Obsession article-fodder for years to come. Details:

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About Mod City Mom

After becoming mothers, sisters Sarah Romine and Leah Weyandt wanted to marry the activities and interests that they experienced before motherhood with their new found lives with children. This was not always an easy task—traveling to obscure places, shopping at off-beat boutiques, and sipping lazy-afternoon cocktails doesn't always fit neatly with parenthood. Stemming from their frustration, they meticulously searched, and continue to search, for activities, establishments, and entertainment that they take pleasure in and their families benefit from. The result? Mod City Mom.

About Sarah

Sarah is a passionate cook, fashionista, writer, actor, and mother. Like all actors, she ended up working at many-a-restaurant to make ends meet and shopping at countless bargain boutiques to maintain her sense of personal style. Her culinary journey, love affair with fashion, and desire to remain true to herself after becoming a mother are the inspirations for this site. Sarah lives with her husband and two sons in Chicago.

About Leah

A polymath wannabe, Leah loves books, films, music, cooking, and travel. After co-starting a writing and editing shop in 2002, Leah has spent her spare time frequenting her favorite cities, hangouts, and haunts. Her obsession with finding the new, innovative, and quirky is the impetus behind this site. Leah lives with her two sons and husband in North San Diego County.
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