Sew & Tell

Premiere DateAug 12, 2011
Categories Media Talk
00:00 DJ Marie (Underneath: I Believe In Your Love (Instrumental) Charles Bradley)
02:15 Interview with Jill Scharmen of Nola Bella
06:37 DJ Marie
08:03 Calgary Bon Iver
12:00 Hanging On Active Child
17:16 Burial Miike Snow
21:32 DJ Marie
22:32 Interview with Jill Scharmen
27:52 DJ Marie
28:47 Lose Heart = Loose Plan Moonface
35:14 Small Boxes Black Light Dinner Party
38:54 I Am a Hologram Mister Heavenly
41:24 DJ Marie
42:09 Interview with Jill Scharmen
47:54 DJ Marie
49:45 Pumped Up Kicks (Grouplove & Captain Cuts Remix) Foster the People
53:48 Finish

Welcome to Sew & Tell! The weather is juuuust starting to hint at fall’s arrival, so I thought I’d feature a designer whose work can juice up your wardrobe no matter what the season. I’m joined today by jewelry designer Jill Scharmen, whose work with her Nola Bella line has garnered attention from media sources like Nylon, Redbook, Glamour, and Daily Candy. A recent transplant to New York City, Scharmen works in the fashion industry by day, still finding time to create her original, elegant, and sculptural creations. On today’s show, Jill will talk about her vintage-inspired designs, some of the materials she works with, and what’s ahead for Nola Bella.

Plus, we’ve got music on the show from Miike Snow, Mister Heavenly, Moonface, Bon Iver, and new Active Child! So stick around and jump-start your weekend on BTR!

Selections from Nola Bella Jewelry by Jill Scharmen
(Photos courtesy of Nola Bella)

Atelier Collection


Shell Shock Necklace


La Plume Necklace – Green


Mad Plaid Necklace – Blackwatch


Golden Wreath Ring

Vintage Collection


Grandma’s Pearls Necklace


Rhinestone Opera Necklace


Tangled Rhinestone Necklace


Falling Leaves Earring

Rockstar Collection


Chandelier Gone Wild Bracelet


Rock Candy Earring


Big Gold Plate Choker


Spike Earring

Timeless Collection


Double Amoeba Gold Earring


Pretty Twisted Bracelet



Starry Eyed Pendant


Bar None Earring



Active Child
(Photo by Brent Mullins)
Aug 12 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Aug 15, 22 & 29 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
Aug 30 – Solar Culture Gallery – Tucson, AZ
Sept 1 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
Sept 2 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
Sept 3 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Sept 5 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA
Sept 6 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Sept 7 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
Sept 8 – First Unitarian Chapel – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 10 – Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
Sept 12 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sept 13 – Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, Quebec
Sept 14 – The Garrison – Toronto, Ontario
Sept 15 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH
Sept 16 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
Sept 17 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 19 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO


Foster The People
(Photo by Timothy Norris)
Aug 12 – Golden Gate Park – San Francisco, CA
Sept 15 – House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Sept 17 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
Sept 19 – House of Blues – New Orleans, LA
Sept 20 – Beacham Theater – Orlando, FL
Sept 21 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Sept 23 – The National – Richmond, VA
Sept 26 – 9:30 Club – Washington, D.C.
Sept 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA


Mister Heavenly
(Photo by Johnny Le)
Aug 18 – Branx – Portland, OR
Aug 19 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, British Columbia
Aug 20 – Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
Aug 22 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA
Aug 24 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City – UT
Aug 25 – Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Aug 26 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE
Aug 27 – The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
Aug 28 – Opolis Production – Norman, OK
Aug 29 – Hailey’s – Denton Merge, TX
Aug 30 – Mohawk – Austin, TX
Aug 31 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX

HOST Britt
Britt (formerly DJ Marie) has a passion for all forms of art, as well as for the creative process. She has a BA in Communications/Theater and a Post-Bacc in Photography from Maine Media Workshops. Britt began…

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