Put a Bow on It

A coloring book, an ornament and a bracelet not for the faint of heart.

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From top to bottom: Alexis Bittar Crystal Figurine Cuff Bracelet; Reginald Baylor Studio’s Retrospective Coloring Book; Hover Craft’s Janelle Gramling. Not shown: Oliver the Ornament.

Alexis Bittar Crystal Figurine Cuff Bracelet ● Milwaukee Art Museum’s gift shop ● $495
While nothing says the holidays quite like a snake, scissors and skulls, this gold-plated brass cuff will put an exclamation point on the most basic LBD.

Oliver the Ornamentolivertheornament.com ● $29.95
This Wisco-made book tells the story of a forgotten ornament, Oliver (an Oliver ornament comes with the package), who overcomes injuries and bullying. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, the books and ornaments can be found in area hospitals and online.

Reginald Baylor Studio’s Retrospective Coloring Bookreginaldbaylorstudio.com ● $34.95
Coloring books are the new stress ball, people, and one designed by Reggie Baylor, whose signature thick demarcations make the perfect template for someone to add whatever pigments soothe their nerves. ◆

 

 

 

 

 

‘Put a Bow on It’ appears in the December issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Find it on newsstands beginning November 28, or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

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Claire Hanan worked at the magazine as an editor from 2012-2017. She edited the Culture section and wrote stories about all sorts of topics, including the arts, fashion, politics and more. In 2016, she was a finalist for best profile writing at the City and Regional Magazine Awards for her story "In A Flash." In 2014, she won the the Milwaukee Press gold award for best public service story for editing "Handle With Care," a service package about aging in Milwaukee. Before all this, she attended the University of Missouri's School of Journalism and New York University's Summer Publishing Institute.