Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Killer B's

Vintage elements and jewelry, how can you go wrong?
The KillerB's is an awesome jewelry shop I just discovered on Etsy. Every item is handmade by Christine and one of a kind!

To get to know Christine a little better I have taken an excerpt from her profile and her own response:

"I was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta Canada. I have two kids who are 15 and 18. I love jewelry and I have always been creative and I finally put the two together. I like pieces that are original and one of a kind, not mass produced and I believe that something handmade and one of a kind is a worthwhile investment. It is very important to me so people know they are wearing something unique to them. I love to work with old vintage ads and my favourite is the Pink Pussycat Striptease school pendant. "

With so many one of a kind creations, it's hard to pick a favorite! The Alka Seltzer Necklace features a vintage ad from 1953 for Speedy Alka-Seltzer effervescent tablets. This is an ad for Alka-Seltzer so naturally the pendant is accompanied by a hot dog charm, frying eggs charm and a Chinese takeout container charm. Who thought that something to do with Alka Seltzer could be so pretty? This is a clever use of charms and advertisement. I love it!

I love Johnny Cash, so the Johnny Cash Concert Poster necklace was a neat find. This wonderful necklace features a poster for a Johnny Cash concert held October 2, 1997 with special guest June Carter Cash. It is accented with a horseshoe charm and a silver bead.

I don't have any tattoos myself, but I love the Tattooed Lady Retro Charm Bracelet! This gorgeous charm bracelet features six small picture pendants with traditional tattoo images alongside traditional tattoo charms. This bracelet is finished off with Swarovski crystals. You just have to see it!

To find all these one of a kind creations visit

You can also find Christine at TheKillerB's sister shop and on her blog at