Monday, September 22, 2008

CenterFest Feature: Rosy Revolver

On Saturday I attended the CenterFest Arts Festival in Durham, N.C. and met up with jewelry designer JJ Papke of Rosy Revolver. Wow...I was completely blown away by her beautiful new collections! The Revival Collection has an edgy appeal with vintage hardware and bakelite pieces. Whereas The Blythe Collection is more romantic with seamless designs and whimsical colors. My favorite is the first piece constructed of detailed vintage keyholes. I also love the dramatic and colorful necklace made from hand dyed silk cocoons - amazing right? Each piece was tempting, but I decided to purchase the lovely set of earrings shown in the last image. I couldn't resist the colors!

JJ Papke is not only a talented designer, but also a good friend and sincerely nice gal. Each thoughtfully produced piece is made with purpose and quality. Plus, her presentation and packaging is flawless. JJ Papke displays her work among vintage jewelry boxes, which she says brings back memories of playing in her grandmother's jewelry box. Her pieces also come packaged in a hand-printed window holder and box. Isn't the wrapping and packaging always the best part of buying handmade items?!

To discover more amazing items or purchase these pieces please visit Rosy Revolver or email JJ Papke at rozaphine@gmail.com. Rosy Revolver will be expanding into etsy and new store locations so I'll be sure to keep you updated. Rosy Revolver is truly inspiring and exciting - she is one to watch in the jewelry scene!

53 comments:

Mary-Laure said...

Beautiful, crazy and playful - a winner combo.

please sir said...

I agree!

Karen said...

I LOVE the jewelry in her "blythe" collection...so, so pretty...

That Girl Designs said...

Some of the most innovative jewelry designs I ever seen! Cool stuff.

Jan said...

Wow Pleasie. She can revolve around me anytime. Love the collection. Very good eye and very creative with everyday items.

erin@designcrisis said...

The domino necklace is to die for!

Jude said...

Super gorgeous and unique pieces! I really love the necklace with the dice and matching earrings.

jess gonacha said...

wow! really incredible. i especially like that necklace with the pink stone!

megan said...

these are really cool -- love the pink stones and the key! yay!

heather smith jones said...

the domino necklace is bold, playful, and yet dainty all at the same time. what a good find!

have a nice monday :)

Krissy said...

wow! Great stuff :) I've missed you!!

That domino necklace is fantastic!

thehomebound said...

Oh, I really love the antique key necklace. Very cool.

Julia said...

All of these pieces are breathtaking! I love your new sent of baubles. Her packaging is so elegant!

Thank you for the introduction!

A Print A Day said...

eee! the door knocker and the skeleton keys are <3

Leah said...

i think the key/key hole ones are my favorite. they are delish!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN jewelry... love the old fashion key!

ThePeachTree said...

All I have is WOW. But like so many of the dresses I have in my closet, I wish I had more places to wear these to!

Claire, said...

Sounds like it was awesome, look at what you saw! My goodness.

Kelly C. said...

these are AMAZING pieces. what a great find!

Alyssa said...

I love this jewelry - I want all those chunky, vintage necklaces!!!

graziella said...

i love the necklace with the pink gemstone and the two necklaces of key and keyhole. really gorgeous pieces of jewelry!

aimee said...

what an exciting departure from traditional jewelry! her work is fabu!

Mrs.French said...

oh my..these are fabulous...aren't talented friends the best?

picciolo said...

wow these are great, I love the packaging too
:)

...love Maegan said...

some of those necklaces are TO DIE FOR!!!

please sir said...

Yes the packaging is amazing - and all hand created!

limonana said...

wow! love the earrings...& the cocoons are amazing...

~alison said...

These are fabulous! Wow!

CONGRATULATIONS!! You are one of the three winners in my pay it forward giveaway. Please check it out on my blog!!!

mary said...

WOW! The necklaces are especially gorgeous. That key one is calling my name...

cindy : quaint said...

first of all, i love the name - rosy revolver! her jewelry is really interesting. the dice & domino necklaces are very cool and i like the green one below them. your earrings look so pretty. the packaging makes it all the more special.

Absolutely Unique said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your nice comments about my jewelry. I love your blog!

raining sheep said...

That key necklace is so wonderful...all the jewelery is but I love that necklace the most. You have a most beautiful blog. I will definitely visit often.

katiecrackernuts said...

I love the hand dyed silk coocoons. That's marvellous. I'll have to go and have a better look. Great find.

fly tie said...

nice work she's got. plus i love the website.

Chris said...

I really like the key necklace. I always wanted to get one, but never got around to it. She is very talented, and I love the packaging.

Sandra Ree said...

I agree, beautiful jewelry! And I love that she displays her work among vintage jewelry boxes! Nice!

Hila said...

wow, these are so dramatic - definitely not jewellery for the fanit-hearted!

Georgia (AKA g-bug) said...

wow! you have had a grand response to this post.

i can see why.
these are beautiful pieces!
that first necklace is exquisite.
i can see Kate Blanchette
or someone like her
wearing this.

your friend is extremely talented!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful pieces! I love that vintage key on the chain. Please do keep us posted!

Stephanie said...

Can't wait for the Etsy store!

barbjensen said...

Fantastic collection! The silk cocoons blow me away, but I love everything here.

karey m. said...

i don't even know which one is my fave...they are so lush, so completely unique...all you'd really need is one.

but how the heck would you choose?!

great find. thank you {don't i say this EVERY TIME?!}...xoxo.

Hey Harriet said...

Very nice! Love the dice & domino pieces the best. That's if I HAD to choose. It's all gorgeous!

Songy said...

oh got I just had a heart stopping moment looking at those necklaces. Specially the one with rose quartz.

Off I go for some serious window online shopping (which hopefully will not end in tears..)

please sir said...

Thanks for all your amazing comments! JJ told me she was very excited to see them all!

mandco said...

Beautiful! Love the key and keyhole pendant!!

shi(f)t said...

that first necklace is amazing....i really want it!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Loving the Rosy Revolver hoop earrings. Thanks for sharing your finds from CenterFest!

naphtali said...

I'm way behind in commenting! Great finds!!

wunderbug said...

these are such gorgeous pieces - i particularly love the one with the skeleton key!

thanks for sharing!

la la Lovely said...

wow.. so pretty. I love the top one.. I don't think I could pull it off but it is gorgeous and dramatic!

Tartelette said...

I came here via Camille's blog and I am enjoying the virtual visit so much!! These pieces are fabulous!

Kiona said...

I just came across your blog, and I also just happened to come across Rosy Revolver's jewelry earlier this month, her designs are amazing! I didn't know she was at Center fest, I was a vendor there myself, had I know she was there I would have visited her booth, but I was there by myself and didn't get to leave much other than potty breaks. I will be checking your blog out more often, it's cute!

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