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’tis the candy season.

It’s sale time! urban legend is participating in Etsy’s community-run annual sales event, Christmas in July. Most items in the shop are discounted 25% for the duration of the sale, from July 11-21.* Sale prices are listed, so there’s no need to use a coupon code. Happy shopping, and please don’t eat the jewelry!

*new designs and necklace of the month club are not discounted.

introducing a design change at urban legend

pop rocks necklace

In order to offer some lower price points, I’ve started using gunmetal components in several of my designs at urban legend. I’m really excited about this, as it allows me to offer lots of new durable, high-quality bracelet and necklace designs at about half the price I’ve had to charge in the past. For my customers with sensitive ears – don’t worry! All of my earrings hooks are still sterling silver. I know several of you rely on me to provide high-quality irritation-free hooks, and that won’t change. But you’ll start to see several necklaces and bracelets made with gunmetal wire and chain in my shop. If you prefer sterling silver in any design, please contact me – most designs can be reproduced in sterling for an additional price. This change only affects my jewelry in the urban legend shop; my designs at Leaves of Glass will continue to be made and listed with sterling silver. Here’s a sampling of what’s already available in the new gunmetal line at urban legend; look for lots of new pieces to start listing in the next two weeks. I encourage your input on this change; please feel free to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns!

baggage necklace

orchid thief necklace

nomad bracelet

dear glass: an open confession

Dear Glass,

I have something I’d like to talk to you about. First, I’d like to affirm that nothing has changed between us. I still love you. You know I love you, right? You’re the original muse, and you could never be replaced.

That being said, I’ve been having certain cravings lately that I can no longer deny. Cravings for lightness and playfulness and bold color that I feel are not fully satisfied by our relationship. I need to confess. I’ve been seeing plastic on the side. You probably noticed. I’ve been scattering plastic around the house in a quiet way. There have been certain charges on our credit card that, if you looked into them, have probably led you to suspect something was up between me and plastic.

I don’t want this to hurt you (you know I love you, right?), so in order to explore this playful side and still allow you to shine (you deserve that), I’m proposing to set plastic up in its own house. I’m planning to call this new house Urban Legend. It’s going to take a little time for plastic to move out completely. It needs time to grow, and to establish an identity of its own. You and I, glass, need time to bond and rejuvenate our love. You have needs, and I know I’ve been neglecting you. I’m planning to open plastic’s new home around the third week of March (as with all real estate deals, this date is a bit flexible).

Glass, I hope you can understand. I hope you can forgive me and that you and our loyal friends can embrace this new side of my life. I hope you can learn to love plastic as much as I do. To help you with that, over the next several weeks I’ll be showing you some pictures (a sneak peek, some boudoir shots, if you will) to show you what we’ve been missing. You should know that my core values have not changed at all, and that the plastic I love is all vintage. You’ll notice that in some cases, plastic is paired with brass instead of silver. The brass is handmade, and fair trade. I haven’t really changed so much. And to reaffirm my commitment to you, and to our eco-friendly life together, I’ve redesigned your packaging using 30% recycled kraftpaper cards to showcase your gritty, sparkling loveliness. Shine on, my first love!

So for now, glass, I remain, as always, your faithful