Friday, March 11, 2011

Jet of the Day: The Brass Hussy

Poison Apple Locket Ring
She might be a hussy, but she is our hussy! Actually, The Brass Hussy is not a hussy at all. But she is our celebrated Jet of the Day. She is Debbie from Indianapolis and she runs a shop full of vintage style costume jewelry handmade with brass, beautiful gemstones and sparkling Czech glass.

Turquoise Bib Necklace with Locket
Jewelry making is a family affair at Debbie's house.
Creamsickle Hoop Earrings
Her husband and family are amazed at the pieces she creates and all she must do to run her business.  So they pitch in, and help with printing labels, preparing packaging, and cutting chain to length. Her two boys 2 boys love tinkering with designs. 

Sterling Silver Green Lampwork Earrings



Debbie is also a silver hussy. She does work with silver and antiqued silver tones as well as brass.







Debbie loves buying oodles of vintage brass jewelry at tag sales and thrift shops, but this is not what she uses to create the lovely vintage -inspired earrings, necklaces, lockets, rings, bracelets, and more that you see in her store. 
Princess Crown Ring- Silver Tone
 For these she buys bright shiny new brass and adds an antique finish. First, the brass gets cleaned in a tumbler with a dash of soap, then it gets darkened, machine tumbled, and then hand polished to bring out the details. She drills the holes herself and smooths everything with a hand file. In other words, at The Brass Hussy, you will purchase a piece of heirloom quality jewelry that will wear forever!


 

            Like many of we jewelry makers, she is a collector of beautiful gemstones, pearls and vintage glass. She loves to work on custom orders, so if you have something in mind, convo her through Etsy.com, (or contact her at brasshussy@yahoo.com), and she will work closely with you on designing something perfect! How about something like these for a bridal party? Just lovely.

I am going to have to purchase these myself, I love the idea of wearing bobby pins with flowers of different sizes and color. This is how she sells hers!

Spring Mix-Antiqued Flower Bobby Pins
 It is Friday, go and splurge on yourself. No better place to do it than at Debbie's store on Etsy.com, The Brass Hussy. You will not be alone, more than 1100 happy customers have shopped there! (She has a great sale section too!)

Thanks for reading,

13 comments :

Bob J24-7 said...

If you love vintage look jewelry, you've GOT to visit this shop! Great designs made with quality components make it a real stand-out; there truly is no other shop like TheBrassHussy!

Michele said...

Love all the vintage inspired jewelry, lovely shop!!!!!

Dawanna Young said...

Debbie's designs are so fun and well thought out. I love her work~

SendingLoveGallery said...

I love her vintage style jewelry!

Erika Price said...

Another great feature Norah - thanks for sharing! I love Debbie's designs, and think her distinctive vintage look is SO classy!

Beadsme said...

What a great selection. Just beautiful.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Beautiful jewelry!

Metalicious said...

Deb is a wonderful seller and her jewelry is drop-dead-gorgeous!

SilverSmack said...

I love her work! Lots of great color!

cooljewelrydesign said...

Love all of Brass's stuff...in fact, found a receipt for earrings I purchased in '06...she only gets better and better!! Super vintage vibe.

cooljewelrydesign said...

Norah...great job on all of your features...thanks a bunch!!

jemsbyjb said...

So many diverse pieces in this shop. Great work.

TheBrassHussy said...

Thank you Nora, for the beautiful write up! You are so clever with words. Thanks!