Exquisite vintage statement bracelet featuring 5 yin-yang inlay medallions. My guess is that the inlay is some sort of resin and that the necklace was hand crafted in India in the 1960's or 1970's. It is in very good shape considering its age and has some places where there is a bit of patina. I have left it in its original condition as that is what some collectors prefer. Medallions are in great shape and the medallions measure 1" in diameter. Total bracelet length is 8" including some extra loops on the end to adjust the length.
Oh, the stories this bracelet could tell--I wonder if it went to Woodstock? Which legendary concerts might it have attended? Did it belong to Janis Joplin, maybe a Janis Joplin wanna-be? Merry Prankster? We will never know - only that it is an icon from a bygone era...
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Antique Willson Goggles Case from the early 1900's. This is a metal case with fully functioning lid and the original paper inside informing the buyer of the style #, place of manufacture and patent dates. If you already have the amazing goggles that came in one of these cases, here is your chance to complete the set. The case is in good working order. It does have a small amount of rust on the right interior, but it is as found with the wonderful bumps and dings from being put to good use. Ready to ship and complete your collection. Full Steam Ahead!
This steampunk or Victorian bracelet started with the heavily-distressed aluminum cuff. First I treated it with a patina solution that created irregular areas of black , grey and turquoise. Then I added the antique watch body. Finally I rounded it out with a resin cabochon featuring Mona Lisa. It all adds up to a great steampunk or Gothic effect. The cuff measures about 1 1/ 4" wide and 6" around. With the enhanced vintage vibe, this one of a kind piece would be lovely with your best corset. Full STEAM ahead!
This necklace started with an antique knob escutcheon that I have colored with a patina. I was fortunate to get a marvelous swirl of turquoise accented with black . I riveted an oval bezel to the 2.5" floral surround which had a Frida image applied to it. Lastly I riveted on a black retaining ring and hung it all on a 16" vintage style chain. The piece has been clear-coated to protect the patina and image.
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This steampunk necklace is a transmogrification of the little Etsy Octo into the less cuddly Cthulhu! In this version the cthulhu has received a turquoise patina before being riveted to 2 half-hammered textured heart shapes. Emerging wings are represented by beautiful brass leaves which are also attached with rivets. The blingy halo went on next and then the bling continues with Swarovski crystals in the wirewraps with pewter drops that were added as dangles. The centerpiece measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2". A black retaining ring attaches the necklace to a lovely 18" brass link chain. Full steam ahead!
This Steampunk ring honors one of my favorite insects, the mighty cicada. Take your cicada love with you with this little beauty. Brass cicada measures about 2" long by about 1" wide. I first put a rich black patina on the little critter, then riveted it securely to an adjustable ring. The ring adjusts easily from size 6 and up. For smaller fingers, convo me and I will change it for you. Ready for your wearing pleasure.
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This hand-crafted abalone bracelet is a vintage signed piece from Mexico. It is clearly marked "Hecho en Mexico" and "E.C.S", the maker's mark. I have not been able to find markings indicating the silver content. The greenish patina around the gorgeous abalones makes me think it may have a higher copper content than sterling usually has, but it's a mystery. The bracelet measures 7" around and it's 1/2" wide, the clasp works beautifully and the piece is in excellent condition. The abalone stones are of a size and quality that I have personally not seen in a long time. This will be a wonderful addition to an existing collection of Mexican vintage jewelry or a beautiful adornment for your lovely wrist.
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Victorian inspired, gorgeous steampunk hair comb hand wired with vintage crystals, faceted pearls, olive-tone square beads and freshwater pearls. Perfect for prom, wedding, clubbing, holiday parties or other occasions calling for a little bling. I don't make these any more, these are from my pre-metalsmithing days.
This Steampunk or Victorian bracelet started with the vintage brass cuff- it measures about .5" wide. The banding I made it from came with a great black & gold patina so then I used brass rivets to attach a vintage style bow also with a wonderful patina. Truly one of a kind, the cuff measures around 6". With the enhanced antique vibe, this one of a kind piece would be lovely with your best corset. Full STEAM ahead!
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This steampunk necklace is a transmogrification of the little Etsy Octo into the less cuddly Cthulhu! In this version the cthulhu has received a dark patina before being drilled into so that the red bead dangles could flow from his forehead. More bead drops dangle from the tentacles. He has been riveted to a drawer pull segment that has a subtle heart theme. Emerging wings are represented by filigree leaf shapes on either side of the drawer pull. He hangs from a gorgeous 16" cut-crystal and link chain that is closed with a safety clasp. Cthulu centerpiece measures 4" x 3.5". Let'em eat steam!
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