The Hot Corner — Jeni Jaques in Queens, New York

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This antique glass cameo pin has been reworked as a necklace.

This antique glass cameo pin has been reworked as a necklace.

As part of the series called The Hot Corner, we’ll be featuring Krrb corners that catch our eye with their well-curated inventory. Whether it’s upcycled, secondhand, vintage or handmade, be sure to see for yourself why we think these Krrbsters have it going on.

As a huge fan of home decor and furniture, it didn’t take long for Jeni Jaques to list her flea market finds in Apartment Therapy’s classifieds. (Editor’s Note: It’s even easier now.) From there, this secondhand scavenger immediately made the jump to Krrb to showcase her handmade jewelry. Jeni, an avid collector of all things vintage and antique has a corner so hot, you’ll want to stop dillydallying and check out the goods.

Jeni is running out of room for her collection of ornate frames.

Jeni is running out of room for her collection of ornate frames.

After working in marketing for many years, Jeni recently left her day job to create jewelry and accessories using only vintage and antique components. This triple threat also writes, designs and fabricates clothing, accessories, and home decor. Her jewelry line is called “Harlow In Chains” and much of the material comes from Jeni’s maternal grandmother, a glamour queen who left Jeni with boxes and boxes of antique jewelry.

A vignette of the treasures Jeni has acquired from her secondhand shopping.

A vignette of the treasures Jeni has acquired from her secondhand shopping.

Jeni loves vintage clothing and has quite a few vintage party dresses and slips. When it comes to home decor, you’ll find tons of needlepoint art, paintings, glass bottles, and tea cups artfully laid out around the apartment. Just like Jeni’s Krrb corner, her entire home, with the exception of electronics is a mix of vintage and antique — often reworked and refinished.

Bella, Jeni's bossy roommate.

Bella, Jeni's bossy roommate.

Visit Jeni Jaque’s Krrb corner often to see her mix of home decor and jewelry. You can also follow Jeni on Twitter to see what she’s creating next.

 

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