We’re back after taking a week off from resting our tuchasses on the beach. We hope you didn’t miss us too much!
It’s almost payday and what better way to spend your gelt than on a few pieces of unique jewelry. The keyword here is ‘unique.’ Always on a quest to find interesting items, we think we’ve found one – actually, we know we have! Browsing the web last week while tending to our sunburns we stumbled upon www.jewishrosaries.com.
Yes, you read it right, rosaries. Comedienne turned designer Carlen Altman, the creative mind behind Jewish Rosaries™ hand-makes these creative baubles from silver, gold, glass, and for those on a budget, colorful plastics.
Based in Brooklyn, New York, Carlen will ship worldwide and even customize your order. Carlen has both a men’s and women’s collection ranging from $15 to $98. Her pieces have been featured in magazines such as Lucky, Elle, Heeb, and Nylon. Models, Rock Stars and even Bubbes have been photographed wearing them.
There has been some criticism about the rosaries mocking religious iconography. Carlen addresses this issue by pointing out that many people who buy Jewish Rosaries are Christian. She also mentions that she means no harm and has a brief statement regarding the issue on her website www.jewishrosaries.com.
If you want to update your wardrobe without spending a fortune go to www.jewishrosaries.com and buy one of your very own. It’s sure to be a conversation starter.
Peace, Love, and Baubles!