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Shop D&E on Etsy

So… DEARBORN & ELM officially exists! We made our Etsy debut earlier this week, posting a handful of our hair tie packs for the world to see. Please, take a look and tell us what you think!D&E_SanteFe_BadgeCropD&E_Nebula_FrontCropD&E_Orion_TieCrop

D&E is also on Twitter and Pinterest! Look for the chance to win a free hair tie pack next week 🙂

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DEARBORN & ELM Sneak Peak Pt.2

You might be asking yourself, “What exactly is DEARBORN & ELM?” In short, D&E is a handmade goods online shop set to launch on Etsy in the very near future. DEARBORN & ELM is a collaboration between Lauren (me!) over here at FOLKLORE and the other creatives in my life.

Still curious? Read about our Elastic Hair Ties:

DEARBORN & ELM Elastic Hair Ties are a modern and stylish alternative to the boring scrunchies of decades-past. This fancy hair accessory doubles as a comfortable bracelet, keeping a stylish ponytail or trendy braid always at hand. Made of soft, stretchy satin, the fabric won’t snag your lovely locks or leave behind those awkward creases. Heat-sealed ends prevent fraying, letting you play all day without worry. Refresh your routine with DEARBORN & ELM‘s Elastic Hair Ties that are gentle on your hair and on your wallet.

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Follow DEARBORN & ELM on Twitter and check back with FOLKLORE for updates. We will be giving away a free set of hair ties before we officially open shop on Etsy!

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Corkboard Jewelry Holder

Ever since my freshman year of college – which was way too long ago for my liking – I have used a corkboard to organize my jewelry. At first, it began as a necessity in my cramped dorm room, but as time passed I began to appreciate the board’s utility. I found that I could add pieces using only a thumbtack or change up the board’s look on a whim.

No longer plastering my walls with unframed posters and concert tickets, I was looking for a more polished way to incorporate my trusty corkboard into my chic (read: adult) apartment. This is what I came up with.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
At least one sturdy corkboard (I bought mine at Target )
Paint or a permanent marker (I used metallic Sharpies)
A ruler
A pencil
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Hang your corkboard only after it is dry. If your board is on the larger side, lean it up against the wall for a more casual look. I chose to make two identical boards and hang them side by side, but let your imagination run wild!

Both boards side by side

Both boards side by side

detail boards

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