Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Etsy Spotlight: Floral Hair Pieces by SchickiMickis

Today The Owl is featuring some beautifully hand-crafted hair pieces by Etsy seller SchickiMickis. These immediately caught my attention for their vintage influence and flowerchild-like qualities, and I could easily picture them being sold at a store like Anthropologie (and who doesn't become giddy over Anthro?).

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Anat, the artist behind the SchickiMickis store, gave us the scoop on what inspires her, and why she's passionate about the pieces she creates.

I was always drawn to the world of art and design, and followed my passion learning jewelry and accessory design in Milan. I love making things by hand, as the process becomes an adventure. I start with an idea that forms a shape in a sketch and I continue to develop through the work with the materials themselves. It's like a game, playing with the materials revealing all their secret characteristics and different persona they can put on while handled differently.

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My current creations focus on the theme of identity, and are very much influenced from the cities I have been living in. My designs have a touch of a Milanese glam, with a strong Berliner vintage flair.

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I believe that people are the prettiest when feeling comfortable. Therefore, an outfit should be fitted to the person and not the other way around. I would like my accessories to enhance the beauty, style and playfulness of the person wearing it.

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I am happy to make custom orders and assist customers find the best solution to their needs and dreams!

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I love how Anat's pieces can also double as brooches! Take a look:

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I LOVE the idea of a bride wearing a piece like this on her wedding day, and even better if her bridesmaids follow suit! Wouldn't these be a great bridesmaid gift as well? They could easily be incorporated into an everyday outfit. In fact, this Owl is thinking that a SchickiMickis purchase is on the horizon.

If you'd like to contact Anat at SchickiMickis for your own custom handmade hair flower, contact her through her Etsy Profile, and to see some more lovely pieces from her shop, be sure to check them out here!

4 comments:

SchickiMickis said...

Thank you so much Mrs. Owl for this lovely post, and kind words.
Im honored to be featured in such a beautiful, inspirational blog! it is truely like taking a walk in a fairytale world...

neomi said...

I really like her work - She has beautiful pieces!

Chan said...

Amazing! I love it...

Inbal Weisman said...

Gorgeous work!

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