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Bittersweets New York
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It’s hard to imagine a more fitting home for Robin Adams' macabre jewelry line, Bittersweets New York, than a former Goth art gallery. But don't expect inky black walls or an Elvira-esque proprietor. In fact, the cheery Williamsburg space—decorated with vintage bureaus, 1940s fruit-themed wallpaper, and murals by local artists Hope Gangloff and Bodie Chewning—feels more like a de-cluttered version of Grandma's attic. And owner Adams is a blonde, soft-spoken sculptress who credits her line's morbid sensibility to simply "being a weirdo." This eccentricity runs through all her pieces, from the best-selling gold and silver vampire rings fashioned after novelty store Dracula fangs to the solid-silver human heart necklace with accompanying mini-14k gold dagger (a particularly popular item around Valentine's Day). Greek mythology lovers will notice the sterling silver Medusa head spitting scarlet garnets, while nature enthusiasts will be drawn to the lifelike earthworm and snake bracelets. For those whose tastes run to the sweet rather than bitter, Adams also carries pretty, more conventional drop earrings, bracelets, and necklaces of gold, pink pearl, opal, and white topaz by Julie Hightower and Donovan Smith.Get Lathered Up
Adams also dabbles in soap making, selling varieties like eucalyptus and shea—as well as Himalayan rock salts.