Few things make me happier than a three-way closet collision! Behold, this trio of sassy Makers in their blue jeans & black tops. I can’t decide if this looks screams “practical workwear” or “extras from a West Side Story remake.” I’ll let you be the judge.
Our Instagram contest ended last week, and as a final prompt, we urged our followers to share pictures of what home means to them. It was only fitting to dedicate Maker Monday that week to a piece that reminds us of home, the St. Johns Bridge Cuff.
Why this piece when we think of home? The design of this cuff was inspired by the bridge that Betsy & Will cross everyday they come to work. For them and for all of us, this cuff has a very special place in our respective hearts.
Watch Amory anneal the brass pieces (heating metal makes it easier to manipulate), remove rough edges on the polishing cabinet, hammer & form into a cuff shape, oxidize the recessed area, & finally clean up with a flex shaft.
Each one of our bridge cuffs is hand stamped on the inside with the year it was built and geographic coordinates (I love this detail!).
Sadly, I didn’t know Barrie while she was in high school, but I have to imagine that her senior picture looked something like this: posted up against a wall, in a casual cute outfit, with an expression that’s equal parts smirk and sass.
Overalls have solidified their place as fashion’s comeback kids – ‘kids’ because no matter how hip, we’ll always associate them with childhood – appearing on celebrities, fashion bloggers, and off duty models. Barrie’s shortalls fall perfectly in line with the trend, but are also super practical for her work as a maker (comfortable, with pockets) and for the summer (hello, exposed legs!).
***Song of the Moment: Problem by Ariana Grande***