Wednesday books in Brooklyn: Jewelry-making and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

According to Brooklyn Eagle, This Wednesday, Feb. 6, DUMBO’s powerHouseArena is hosting a new kind of launch party. More than just a book celebration, this event features a jewelry-making workshop with Rosie Wolfenden and Harriet Vine, the founders of the British jewelry line Tatty Devine.

Wolfenden’s and Vine’s new book, “How to Make Jewelry with Tatty Devine,” offers readers a comprehensive guide on designing and producing their own innovative accessories. The book features unusual jewelry designs, including tape measure rosettes and bow-tie necklaces.

The Tatty Devine styles are quirky and unique and have been worn by some of today’s greatest pop culture icons, including Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne. The designs are handmade in Tatty Devine’s workshops.

Both Wolfenden and Vine graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and began their careers making and selling wrist cuffs. After founding Tatty Devine, the two opened stores in London and began selling their products in retail stores across the U.S.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Jewelry-making supplies will be provided with book purchase. powerHouse Arena is located at 37 Main St. in DUMBO.

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Will Oldham, the actor who is also known as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, will appear this Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Cobble Hill’s BookCourt, in conversation with his longtime friend and associate, guitarist Alan Licht. Oldham, who has been an influential figure in the spheres of both indie rock and indie cinema, will be celebrating the launch of his new book, titled “Will Oldham on Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.”

Musician Will Oldham, also known as Bonnie “Prince” Billy, will appear at BookCourt on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Photo by Rich Anderson (from Wikimedia Commons).

With Licht, Oldham will discuss his unique approach and contributions to the music industry. The artist, who is known for his mystery and spontaneity, writes about his experience with other captivating figures, including James Earl Jones and Johnny Cash.

Oldham has described this book as a comprehensive exploration of his artistic career. It features a full discography and an in-depth exploration of his life and his work.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. and will feature a reading, audience Q&A, book signing and panel discussion. BookCourt is located at 163 Court St. in Cobble Hill.

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