i just discovered this fantastic store called catbird. it's in brooklyn but they have an online outpost as well. after weeks looking for animal jewelry i've seen a lot of cute things but nothing as nice as what's being stocked at catbird. my favourite pieces are by digby & iona, oathnyc and bittersweets ny. i think i'm going to have to buy the baby vamp rings, f%ck tab necklace and the sparrow ring once i've recovered from my christmas shopping. i'd love the lost love compass necklace too, i'm obsessed with mini compasses and i never seen a nicer one, but that piece is a bit more of a splurge. check out the site.