- Mrs. Lollipop
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: September 2007 - The PPG Aquarium at the Pittsburgh Zoo
There are all sorts of shopping experiences that are one of a kind in New York, especially for those who are always on the lookout for unique crafting items. One of my favorites is Metalliferous, a purveyor of all things that are both metal and crafty. It’s a favorite of jewelry makers.
The store is located on the second floor of a building just off Times Square. Inside is a wonderland of metal items, all arranged from floor to ceiling in plastic bins. There is a dizzying array of metal chains and cords, jump-rings and doodads. I’m mostly in it for the doo-dads. I grabbed a bunch of metal leaves and I’m kicking myself for not emptying out the whole section. I also renewed my supply of metal alligator barrettes. There is a particular way of shopping at Metalliferous that can be a little confusing. Just go ahead and step behind the counter to the stock room, that’s where the good stuff is, and any customer can go there. Be sure to grab a permanent marker on your way in, you’ll put what you want to buy in a little baggie and you’ll need to write the quantity and price on the bag itself. This store operates on the honor system. You can also write down the stock number if you want to re-order from the catalog later.
I made a barrette from two of my purchases, a brass leaf and an alligator clip.
I didn’t have any sandpaper in our hotel room, so I scored both pieces with a pin from my sewing kit so that the glue would have a better chance of holding.
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