This is the last week to order some jewels and receive them in time for Christmas. So, for a final hurrah we are offering 30% off your entire order!
Just enter the coupon code FINALHURRAH  at checkout for your discount.


The last day to order and get your jewelry by Christmas is December 18th (U.S. orders only). Happy holidays, people!!


Not much going on around the studio besides a lot of production work and shipping to fulfill the orders we got for the holidays. THANKS to those who patronized Anomaly!! I am thinking about having one last sale before the Dec. 18th cutoff date for delivery by Christmas. Stay tuned!

                                Here's some pictures of our holiday trees over here at Anomaly.


Our biggest sale of the year ends tonight at midnight!
Get some jewels for your friends for the holidays. 

Use coupon code THANKS at checkout. 


35% OFF Sale!

Our ever popular Bird Necklace is going on sale starting today. You can get this stand out necklace for 35% OFF through Friday the 16th.  Just use the coupon code BIRDIE at checkout on either of our shopping sites: www.anomalyjewelry.com


Chin up SALE!!!!!!!!

    It is very stormy here at Anomaly Jewelry Headquarters. In an effort to spread some joy I have decided to have a sale on 2 of our biggest sellers. The Deer Ring and Deer Necklace are both on sale today through November 1st. The Deer Ring is 40% OFF and the Deer Necklace is 30% OFF!! Just use the following coupon codes at checkout
For the Deer Ring: FAWNRING
For the Deer Necklace: FAWNNECK
You can buy them on either of our store sites: http://www.anomalyjewelry.com
                                                                   http://www.etsy.com/shop/AnomalyJewelry                                        ENJOY!! And please stay safe, everybody.



One of our most popular rings, the Deer Ring from our Fawn Collection is ON SALE!!!!
To get her for 40% OFF just buy her on either our website or Etsy store with the coupon code: FAWNRING

The sale is from today, October 23- Friday October 26


Anomaly on Fab

Anomaly Jewelry is on FAB.com selling some of our best sellers at discounted prices!! Including our Deer Ring seen below. Go to www.fab.com to score yours. 

                                       Sale is going on until tomorrow (the 17th) at midnight.



                      October has turned out to be heavy in the new jewel category. I present-
                                                             O C T O B U C K
                                     now in both my Esty and website's shop for sale




             It's finally here. The Bat Necklace is finished and up on all my shops for sale!!!  I am really happy with the way he turned out. Since this is a limited edition necklace I was able to use materials that I wouldn't have if it was part of a regular collection.  The necklace is so sparkly and delicate in person. I haven't taken mine of since I put it on.

This is me wearing my bat necklace with much pride.
You can get the necklace in either sterling silver or gold plate in my Etsy Shop and on Anomaly's website.


Anomaly Loves

The work of artist Jennifer Davis has been an obsession of mine for a while now.  I love her application of paint and her colors and her subjects and her incredible imagination. Check it:

All images from Jennifer Davis
Find her here: http://jenniferdavisart.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer!!


    I have been working hard on finishing up 3 new pieces for the shop. I have also been working hard on finishing inventory for a big sale I will be doing on Fab.com.  I will post about all those things when they are noteworthy. I only mention it all for a lead in to this post where I am showing something not jewelry related at all. It is the project I did with my daughter to escape jewelry for a moment and just be creative. We made hair accessories!!
    I scored this big pile of sequins at a recent flea market adventure and they turned out to be perfect for our endeavor.

If you live in NYC a great place to get both beads and the hair clips you see above (not the bell or deer and tool on top of the clips) is Beads World.


Anomaly Loves

Paul Chiappe is one of those artists that make art I wish I had made. I am so into him right now and I think it is quite befitting seeing as though Halloween is soon approaching. He makes tiny drawings based on vintage photographs. So gorgeous and spooky, I can't wait to stare up close at his artwork when it next comes to NYC. 

all images copyright Paul Chiappe



                                                               O C T O B U C K !!!

    I've been working on the multitude of suction cups on this deer all summer long and finally finished last week.  The mold was made last week and this is the very first casting of our new charm.  He will be a necklace and a part of the Anomalies collection. I will have the first pieces up for sale in the next couple of weeks and I will announce the arrival on both Facebook and the blog.


In Progress

This is the wax model of the newest unicorn that will grace Anomaly's collection of jewels. She's not quite finished as I have to do some last touches to make her as perfect as possible before I cast a mold from her. I am super excited to debut her in a few weeks. I will certainly post the final product when I have the necklace completed.


In Progress

    I gave a sneak peak of this perfect abalone shell bat charm a little while ago.  I have come a  lot closer to finding the perfect way to showcase this perfect charm.  Here's a look at the components I will most probably be using.
    The black beads are made of facet cut onyx. The blue star is the wax model I am carving that will be used to make a mold for a metal charm. I AM GETTING REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS ONE!! It should be up in the shop in around a month. I will definitely be giving it a loud debut so stay tuned!!


    I went to the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum in midtown Manhattan yesterday. You got in free if you brought your dog. So Pony (my dog), Lulu (my kid) and I went primarily to see a skateboarding bulldog perform live.  The museum was a little cheesy but there were a few awesome moments.  I love all taxidermy. I love taxidermy even more when the dead animals are dressed up. I was very happy to find this fancy squirrel upon first entering the space.  The other piece of taxidermy that was fabulous was this albino giraffe.  I love all albino creatures and it was awesome to see such a huge one.

Lastly, I have always been a fan of shrunken heads but strangely never seen one.  My dream became a reality in the room that held about 20 of them at Ripley's. My favorite was the one below that was a child's shrunken head. They had it mounted so you could press a button to spin the head around and see it from all angles. 


    I have bats on my mind. Mostly because I found these abalone bat charms when I was out buying my findings this week that I am in love with. Really they are nothing special but they just really stole my heart. Maybe it is because the bat is giving a perfect half smile. Or, because it is primitively carved. Maybe I don't care why I just love my new little bat. I think I am going to rig him up to a 14K yellow chain with some stars. I'll post the necklace when I am finished.


Inside My Studio

Here's another wall of my studio.  In the close up picture you can see my heart shaped, chalk board, memo area.  You can also see more of my doll collection scattered about.  The large altered doll above the shelves was made by the amazing illustrator, Katherine Streeter. She is also a friend of mine, and we traded this doll of hers for some jewelry of mine several years ago.


There's a new Anomaly Jewelry interview online. You can find it here in the "Buy Handmade" series (volume 16)  on the blog Veranellies. Thanks so much for asking the questions, Trisha.  Trisha also has a cute midcentury modern vintage shop on Etsy called veranellies. My pick for favorite items in her shop are these vintage mugs:


Anomaly Loves

Elizabeth Knight Jewelry.  In particular, her dark horse collection.

Elizabeth Knight Euros and Zephros baracelets
images courtesy of Elizabethknightjewelry.com

I love it when hair of any species is incorporated in jewelry.  Using hair in jewelry has been a longstanding tradition and was very popular during Victorian times to memorialize the dead.
Victorian memorial jewelry

I stole a lock of my daughter's and husband's hair last year and made my own living memorial of them to wear myself.
Private Collection: Anomaly Jewelry's double sided locket
Left Lulu Yost's hair         Right  JT Yost's hair
It's hard to see from the photo, but the hair is set under glass on both sides. Creepy or cool?


metal studio at Buck's Rock camp

  This is where my education and love of metalworking all began.  It is the metal studio at Buck's Rock camp.  I went here starting at 12 and stopped only after having taught as a counselor myself 7 years later.  This weekend was the 70th Reunion of the camp and I went back to celebrate the place that gave me most of what I hold dear today.  I will refrain from a diatribe wherein I discuss how my camp was the best camp with the best people and best activities. But I will ask you this- did your camp let you handle a blowtorch at 12 years old and provide you with the education for your carreer?
soldering table
    I noticed something else upon my return to the metal studio for the first time since being a kid. It is better equipped than my own studio.  Check out a bit of the shop's setup.
hammering and buffing areas
Camper's work
Thank you endlessly for everything, Buck's Rock.


In Progress

Here's what I'm up to in the studio these days. That pile of castings is the beginning of my production work for a sale I am having on Fab.com in October. I will let you know the details of the sale when it is closer to the sale itself. My dog, Pony, inserted himself in the photo shoot for today's blog post and he quickly took the spotlight.


photo by Professor Gary Greenberg
I found this photo and loved that each piece of sand is worthy of its own setting in a piece of jewelry. SAND! It only looks this amazing magnified 250 times, of course.  You can read the original article here.


I spent some time over the fourth making these one of a kind B.F.F. (best friends forever) bracelets for my daughter and myself.  They took forever to make and I relished every last minute. This is mostly because I rarely have time to lose myself in creating new things these days.  I am either taking care of my kid or doing production work for Anomaly Jewelry.  While I enjoy both of those things they are totally different tasks than making something new.  Here's a couple more shots of the bracelets.