Zink Magazine Writes about Astali and The Bullet Bracelet

The Summer 2009 issue of Zink Magazine runs a full-page feature about Astali and our Bullet Bracelet. Pick it up on newsstands now and dial up page 24. Here's what they say:

"New York-based artist Shannon De Jong has always had a penchant for rescuing discarded objects and turning them into something new. The result of her creative ingenuity and giving new life to found objects is Astali, her line of unique jewelry designs. She has utilized an array of materials, including snake vertebrae, shark teeth, African and Pakistani beads, coins, feathers and guitar and violin strings. These exceptional finds blend flawlessly with lapis, turquoise and Swarovski crystals. The jewelry comes in collections named according to materials used, including Jack Astali (named after her imaginative alter ego), Rock Astali and Rouge Astali. Our favorite piece is the Bullet Bracelet, which is part of the aptly titled Tex Astali collection. Made out of actual bullet casings (salvaged from a shooting range) on a brass chain, it is quite a bold statement piece. The combined roguish appeal and lovely aesthetics might make you feel a bit like Bonnie Parker. You are sure to be noticed with this on your wrist. Every piece is designed and constructed by the artist herself, and we can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. Astali.com — M.R."

Astali in Zink Magazine

Posted on June 16, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

The Jewelry Hunter features Astali

The Jewelry Hunter has some very kind words for Astali. Here's a snippet of what they say:

"Rebels may come in all shapes and sizes, but generally there are a few commonalities...a passion for hard liquor consumption, an appreciation for music that’s both loud and aggressive, and a live-by-your-own rules mentality forged straight from the Old West. Designer Shannon De Jong straddles all of these areas with her Astali line, presenting the maverick personality in distinct collections."

The Jewelry Hunter features Astali

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Posted on May 18, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

Refinery 29 says "Make love not war"

Refinery29.com ran a homepage feature about ammo inspired accessories. Here's what they say:

"We're not fighters (more like lovers), but when given the chance to play rough, we're willing to go the distance. Doing a bit of the dirty work for us are these artillery inspired accessories. Comprised of bullet casings and heavy metal, each piece gives a new meaning to the phrase "dressed to kill." Don't blame us if you spend a night in the slammer while flashing one of these baubles. Just make sure to ask the officer for his digits and let him know you're packing."

Check it out on Refinery29.com

Posted on May 14, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

Refinery 29 says "Make love not war"

Refinery29.com ran a homepage feature about ammo inspired accessories. Here's what they say:

"We're not fighters (more like lovers), but when given the chance to play rough, we're willing to go the distance. Doing a bit of the dirty work for us are these artillery inspired accessories. Comprised of bullet casings and heavy metal, each piece gives a new meaning to the phrase "dressed to kill." Don't blame us if you spend a night in the slammer while flashing one of these baubles. Just make sure to ask the officer for his digits and let him know you're packing."

Check it out on Refinery29.com

Posted on May 14, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

Astali in the Washington Post Express

The Bullet Bracelet was featured in the April 10th Washington Post Express:

"Our favorite so far: Astali’s brass chain bracelet peppered with bullet casings ($116; Astali.com). The brand also uses the glossy, graphic tubes on necklaces and earrings, creating just the right combination of edgy chic. And, really, we’d rather be wearing bullets than shooting them."

Astali in the Washington Post Express

Posted on May 14, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

The Bullet Bracelet on Spikee

"For rugged Rambo women and style divas alike is the Astali Bullet Bracelet, a little piece of war brought to your lady’s wrist by designer Shannon de Jong of New York City. Every bracelet is handcrafted from spent bullet casings strung over a thin brass chain and clasped by a matching brass toggle."

The Bullet Bracelet on Spikee

Go check it out

Posted on April 10, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.

HauteCowgirl.com features Astali Jewelry

Danielle over at HauteCowgirl.com runs a feature about Astali. Here's what she says:

"When I was introduced to Astali, it took my breathe away. They favor movement, handmade materials, organic materials, unusual materials, and re-purposed manmade materials. Astali turns the rough, rugged, and gritty, into something clever and sexy. Sexy descibes each and every piece perfectly."

Read the whole article here!

Posted on March 30, 2009 and filed under Uncategorized.