Despite all the action around here, I've been chipping away at getting some things finished and rounded up to send north, to a boutique I consign with. I don't usually consign, I dislike it very much.... actually. But this is a very extraordinary and special set of circumstances. Wonderful boutique, great clientele, even greater staff, hard to get in to....they've treated me very well and I've been delighted. When I send merchandise, it's placed in gift packaging, and a handwritten story or a few sentences of inspiration accompany the necklaces. I put names or titles on everything, and an invoice too.....paperwork.
Every now and then I shuffle and re-shuffle inventory. I will pull some and send it up with new pieces, and you get the drift.....scramble things up, and keep making new stuff! It's time to clean up the bench again too. I do get really messy when I work. It's this strange and wonderful cycle that I keep repeating. When things start getting re-organized, new ideas emerge and manifest themselves by way of little piles everywhere.
These are "wall charms" that will probably stay here to be listed on ArtFire and Etsy. They're just reconstructed antique and vintage bits, buttons and pieces that didn't move me for personal jewelry, though they are easily adapted.... They look pretty sweet arranged together. The faces are rather special with hand detailing on a couple of them. The large piece is an Edwardian belt buckle with the original lithograph.
This one came very close to finding it's way into my jewelry box. I love these goofus glass brooches and the bird motif is so universal. I used a yummy collection of tourmalines and the whole thing has a soft, muted look that makes it perfect for every day wear ever. I've done a number of pieces with this type of brooch and now they're getting harder to find priced reasonably.
So, these are a few of the goodies leaving home soon, and I just wanted you to meet them briefly before they have to go. Thanks so much for stopping by!