Tuesday, December 16, 2008

6th Day of Christmas Feature on Trixie

This necklace started out as a smaller part of a larger more involved necklace and through natural selection it became the lovely simplifed version you see now. That happens a lot here. For example, the Wolfgang ring started out as an unsuccessful necklace and ended up a great ring.

The idea to thread the chains through the piece actually came from looking at Japanese Inro boxes. I have a collection of books on Netsuke and Inro and one of my favorite things to do is to go to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and look at their collection. I visit them at the Met, too, when I am in NY. My dream is that in another life I was a Netsuke artist.

The poetry used for this piece is by Casey Haymes. Casey worked here as our much loved shipper a while back when we realized he not only spoke several languages and was great fun at a party, but that he was a very talented writer as well. He now has a huge fan club. We miss you, C. Haymes!

I believe in everything

the heart can stand.

--C. Haymes

I gave the Trixie in 18k to the talented artist Rae Dunn when she was getting married earlier this year and she actually wore it IN here wedding along with her Erica Tanov dress. She already is radiant but on that day she was utterly herself and so beautiful---she was Rae Extra. I feel happy knowing that she also wears her Trixie for more casual occasions like working in her studio or walking her dog, Wilma.


  1. Thank you for another great special! However, there's no 14 inch Trixie available online?! I tried ordering one this morning and and the promo code didn't work.

  2. It's so nice to have a little background on this piece! I've been Googling Haymes for years and the results are always irrelevant.

    I bought this necklace for my girlfriend over four years ago--she still wears it nearly everyday.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Tanja, Please call us and talk to customer service if you still can't order the Trixie online. The main number is 415-788-2414. There was a point this morning when the coupon code wasn't working---so sorry!!!

  4. Jordan, thank YOU for sharing! Yes, Casey is a very talented writer. He is currently living in New Mexico and working on a book.

  5. I've put in a request for this one from the hubs!
    I wrote a post about your 12 Days special over on my blog www.littlewillow.com. There are a lot of JP fans out there that need to know about this!