Before jewelry, humans had to fancify their figures with henna tattoos, war paint, and Christmas wreaths worn around the neck. Bedeck the body in a simpler way with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of jewelry and home goods from Jillery.
Jillery handcrafts all of its home goods, articles of jewelry, and Judaica products from recycled aluminum and other eco-friendly materials. Lightweight silver earrings keep ears from hanging low, wobbling to and fro, and getting caught in curbside drains, and surgical-steel rectangle earrings ($24) show off a modern shape. Silver-plated candlesticks ($56) arrive orbited by multicolored beads, which shoppers can customize to their taste. Like Jillery's other metallic goods, the candlesticks promise never to tarnish, leaving brown spots to old bananas and swimming pools filled with chocolate chips. Customers may call in their custom-made orders ahead of time before pick-up.
88 E 10th St.
Manhattan, New York 10003