Hook & Matter Blog

CLEARANCE and SECONDS SALE!!!

Hi Everybody,

Our first ever CLEARANCE and SECONDS SALE!!! Not perfect, but perfectly good and deeply discounted just for you.

Here here and here!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HookAndMatter?section_id=8069416

Hook And Matter SALE

July 23, 2013

Finding Inspiration Around the City

Inspiration from a Brooklyn subway station for our geometric porcelain earrings.  Anyone know which station?!

Geometric Porcelain Jewelry

July 11, 2013

Happy 4th Everyone!

It’s not only Independence Day, it’s my man’s birthday too!  Can’t wait for fireworks over the Hudson River tonight.  Happy Birthday Matt!

Red-White-Blue-Acrylic-Necklace-3

July 4, 2013

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Hook & Matter has just doubled in size.  It’s not just me any longer!  My sister, Sara, now graces me with her presence everyday!  I couldn’t be more lucky or happier.  QuickBooks, Etsy site, blog-  you’re all about to actually be up to date.  Out of stock earrings-  you’re about to be made.  Woot Woot!

Charcoal Gray Bow & Arrow Pillowcases

June 18, 2013

Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday SALE

Hope you all had an amazing and restful Thanksgiving. If you’re in the shopping mood, we are offering $2 domestic shipping on our stud earrings and laser cut acrylic necklaces in our Etsy Shop today through Monday. Beat the crowds, don’t leave your living room, and get a jump start on the holidays!

Gold Large Faceted Stud Earrings

November 23, 2012

Pelham Arts Holiday Craft Show – CRAFT-TASTIC

November 30, 2012 11:00 amtoDecember 8, 2012 11:00 am

Hook & Matter has been featured at the Pelham Arts Holiday Craft Show and Sale! The show takes place from November 30th til December 8th. They put together a gorgeous postcard for the event, featuring our Wishbone necklace. We’ve also got stud earrings, porcelain necklaces, and other select items at the show.

If you’re in parts north of the city, stop by!

Pelham Holiday Craft Show

 

November 22, 2012

Sheep and Wool Time!

Having fun getting ready for the 2012 Sheep & Wool Festival with my new intern, Joske!!! New rings galore. Thank you Joske!

Rings and Earrings Hook & Matter Sheep and Wool Festival

October 17, 2012

Etsy Finds

Yay! My 14k rose gold pyramid studs are featured in “Etsy Finds” today! Totally makes my day!!!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/98001953/rose-gold-pyramid-stud-earrings

Hook & Matter on Etsy Finds

September 26, 2012

Drilling Bar Studs

I’m working on a new order of earrings and figured out a more efficient way to drill the bar studs!
The little drilled hole is where I solder each of the posts on. It’s an extra step, but makes the posts way more secure.

Drilling Bar Studs Hook & Matter Studio

September 21, 2012

New Business Cards!

Making new business cards for the holidays! When you’re crafty, doing this involves activities such as…Hook & Matter Business Card Process

September 8, 2012

New Tools!

This might be why I’m a metalsmith- I love getting new tools! It’s a dapping block and punch set. I use it to make to make these:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/104689728

Hook & Matter New Tools

August 8, 2012

The Wishbone Statement Necklace

The wishbone statement necklace at its best! Thank you Bree!
Photographer: Anthony Evans THEMANUC , Model: Malene Jensen , Makeup/Hair: Nikki Valentine (Makeup Artist) , Stylist: Bree Cooley | Wardrobe Stylist & Fashion Editor , Stylist Assistant: Jessica Totillo, Scarf: artstring, Necklace: Hook & Matter Nails by POP Beauty
Wishbone Statement Necklace by Hook & Matter
July 11, 2012

Renegade Summer 2012

Getting ready for Renegade this weekend! My first time doing the show! I’m making quite a few one-of-a-kind necklaces to sell this weekend and I’ll be posting some of them here this week!

Here’s a rose gold chain, custom laser cut acrylic and porcelain bead necklace!

Acrylic and Porcelian Necklace from Hook & Matter

June 18, 2012

100 Layer Cake

Thank you to Rebekah at A & B Creative for featuring our stud earrings at a recent bridal shower photoshoot!  The ladies at 100 Layer Cake posted the photos here on their blog.  Thank you everyone.  Looks like so much fun!

100 Layer Cake May 29 2012

June 3, 2012

Rose Gold Bar Studs – Heart Dance Gif

I love making gifs – well gifts too, but I mean tiny animated images.  Gifs!  Found a great tutorial for Photoshop and here’s what I made.

Haven’t posted these new rose gold studs, but will soon…  Update:  Here they are!

May 13, 2012

Finishing Fun!

Having fun with new finishes for all my little studs.  I’ve been dreaming of plating them in rose or pink gold for a while.  Swoon…  I wish I’d had these in time for Valentine’s Day!  I’ll just pretend I’m 9 months early!

I love the soft matte finish – especially on the bar studs.

Rose Gold Long Bar Stud Earrings

Looks like they’re square dancing!  ”Bow to your partner…”

May 11, 2012

Martha and the All Etsy Show!

Thanks for hosting all us Etsy sellers, Martha!  Had a fun time sitting in the audience with Bonnie of  bonniebitescandies and Nguyen of knitknit!

The Etsy Show Audience Martha Stewart Show

Don’t mind my hair *wink wink.  It was a long cold morning waiting in line outside the studio, but worth the wait!

Docica Magazine

March’s issue of Docica Magazine has a feature on Hook & Matter!  The whole issue is awesome!  (Mom and Dad – Hook & Matter is on pages 76 – 77.)  Thank you Jen and Mel!

Hook & Matter Docica Magazine March 2012

April 3, 2012

Studio Time

Sunny Studio Stillllife!

So sunny and warm in the studio this afternoon!

January 29, 2012

I love you Etsy Finds

"Yours" & "Mine" Pillowcases

I’m feeling the love for my “Yours” & “Mine” Pillowcases!  Thank you Etsy!

January 28, 2012

Fault Magazine

We got a little feature in Fault Magazine!  We have fans across the Atlantic!!!

Fault Magazine Hook And Matter Feature

Thank you Felicity & Fault Magazine!

January 25, 2012

A Chow Life

Our gold faceted stud earrings were making the round last holiday season.  Thank you to A Chow Life for adding our earrings to your wish list!  I had so much fun reading through all her delicious recipes.  Such beautiful photos too!

A Chow Life Blog Holiday Gifts for Women

January 12, 2012

Huffington Post Gift Guide

We’re so happy our chunky faceted gold stud earrings made it into the Huffington Post Gift Guide.  It’s a special gift guide for that picky friend that you still love anyway.

Huffington Post Gift Guide

December 19, 2011

Holiday News: Etsy Transition, New Products

Hi everyone! We’re busy bees for the rest of the month, working the Columbus Circle Holiday Market and some other great New York holiday craft fairs. We have two important things to tell you about:

Our Etsy has transitioned to a new URL!. If you prefer to shop on Etsy, please visit http://www.etsy.com/shop/hookandmatter.

We’ve been so busy making new things and keeping up with Holiday orders, we haven’t gotten everything up on our site yet! If you saw a product that you don’t see listed here, please contact us, chances are, we’ve got it and can ship to you, no problem!

December 4, 2011