Georgia Varidakis has many claims to fame on the indie scene in Williamsburg: visionary jewelry artisan and craftswoman, pioneering shop-keeper, the list could go on and on. Add to that list: one of, if not the only, market seller with the longest history at Artists & Fleas. Georgia first started at the market 9 years ago selling handmade corsets and some vintage jewelry. For several years she was a regular vendor holding it down at the front of the market opposite another nabe fave - Gnome Enterprises - at our former digs on North 6th. Since then, she’s come a long way and has had much success building her brand. Georgia started making jewelry long ago when she wanted to duplicate found objects so she learned how to cast those objects in metal. Coral, human teeth, old jewelry parts, and tiny animal heads are just some of the things she uses working to create these pieces in sterling, bronze, and gold fill. Her inspirations come from the natural world and the past, extinct or more recent memory. The result is a line of jewelry that embodies elements of femininity and class, as well as eccentricity and oddity.
Georgia makes frequent appearances throughout the Spring and Summer to debut new pieces from her constantly growing collection but for a knock-out retail experience, pop on over to
, the shop she and milliner Ryan Wilde started 2 years ago. GV is a gal who is totally making it!