I’m back! After a wonderful relaxing vacation on Mount Desert Island on the Maine coast, I am back in Brooklyn and back to upstatefancy. I did a little bit of shopping while I was in Bar Harbor and came acorss this cute little shop called island artisans, that features only handmade items by maine artists. I had my eye on a lovely Jade ring for a few days (just like the earrings below but in a ring), and when I finally tried it on it fit perfectly and looked amazing on my stubby fingers. The artist behind this miraculous piece of jewelry is Jen Burrall. Based in Portland Maine, Jen’s work is simple and stunning. If you like big stones without the “bling” her designs are perfect for you, a blast of color without the sparkle to blind you. I really can’t say enough about her work, check it out yourself.