“Think vintage Hollywood meets Cyndi Lauper” is how she describes her one-of-a-kind pieces, which utilize vintage costume-jewelry elements and found objects.
Her passion is “creating shiny new things from tired old things.” Kinsinger’s creations—earrings, necklaces and bracelets, along with handbags and paper products—are sold locally at Cyrus Custom Framing & Art Gallery at 2645 Cleveland Ave. NW in Canton.
She also has an Etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/sassyfrass, and a website, www.ilovesassyfrass.com.
This bracelet ($52) has a hand-done patina, and combines rhinestones and a sealed-rust metal band. These Miss Matched earrings ($62) incorporate a number of found components, including a heart-shaped locket and fresh-water pearls.
“This is my version of a mother’s necklace,” Kinsinger said about this $58 piece, which includes found objects, hand-dyed silk, birthstones and initials.
SASSYFRASS 2645 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton 330-452-9787 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Closed Sundays and the first Saturday of the month. ILOVESASSYFRASS.COM
Jülz By Alan Rodriguez
“We have a good range of things here. People come in, have fun, feel good,” said Alan Rodriguez, who opened Jülz in downtown Canton in 2007.
While the shop, which has exposed brick walls and atmospheric lighting, carries designer silver pieces, freshwater pearls and gemstones, it also has diamonds, gold jewelry and stocks gift and jewelry items starting at $35. There is an on-premise jeweler, for everything from simple repairs to elaborate restoration to custom designs.
These sterling-silver teardrop dangle earrings ($75) have a filigree design and shepherd hook. This sterling-silver multiband ring ($75) is accented with a gold vermeil swirl.
JüLZ BY ALAN RODRIGUEZ 220 Market Ave. N, Canton 330-455-5555 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Evening hours by appointment. JULZBYALANRODRIGUEZ.COM
Gasser Fine Jewelers
Shiny and elegant, Gasser Fine Jewelers has been a family-owned tradition in downtown Canton since 1954. The shop carries Rolex watches, Mikimoto pearls, Tacori bridal, Waterford and Orrefors crystal and a wide array of diamond and gemstones.
This set of three pairs of pearl stud earrings, in lavender, gray and green, from Honora is $75. This pearl solitaire and crystal pendant from Swarovski is $85. This crystal and black cord bracelet from Swarovski is $75.
GASSER FINE JEWELERS 205 Third St. NW, Canton 330-452-3204 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday GASSERJEWELERS.COM