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On my last night in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to visit my favorite flea market: Frenchmen Art Market.  The thing that made Small Change Finery my favorite booth was this necklace…


Small Change Finery was born from the Tom Wait’s song entitled ‘Hold On’. Obsession quickly turned into production. Embellished serving spoons, ornate cocktail forks, antique butter knives…all became jewelry. Spent bullet shells, antique drawer pulls, scrapped pieces of brass instruments have also been added to the mix. Some pieces find me at yard and estate sales, others at antique and thrift shoppes. Each of them have a unique story to tell. After the cutting, grinding, drilling brushing and buffing, they are given new life.

Company founder and Chief Designer Holly WIlliams is a native New Jersian who found her home to be New Orleans in 2010. She studied Fine Arts at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and is currently furthering her education at New Orleans School of Metalsmithing. Small Change Finery wares are available in the greater New Orleans area and San Francisco.


Yea…so I also need the other necklaces that say “nope”, “badass”, “nola.”, and “fuck off.”  See where I’m going with this? Lol.  Any who, Small Change Finery includes a host beaucoup handmade necklaces, earrings and bracelets made with hardware, natural materials and silverware.

If you aren’t lucky enough to be in the New Orleans area shop online, here!



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