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 is a turquoise rendition of the black cicada ring so many of you have enjoyed. The turquoise color is from a patina, not paint and since a patina creates a chemical reaction with the brass it is a little trickier to get consistent results. For this reason, I am showing several pictures so you get a feeling for the range of color. Clear coated, it easily adjusts from a size 6 up. If you have a smaller finger, convo me or leave a message to seller and I will adjust it smaller for you. I am a trained, if somewhat blue, silversmith and have riveted this piece together for many years of pleasurable adornment.
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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 is one in a series of small sculptures, also known as wearable crowns, that I made for a solo Show which was awarded to me by Judy Chicago. This crown is an assemblage using found and fabricated objects including vintage chandelier parts,tiny brass bells,and Swarovski crystals. I cut the individual temples out of copper after etching them and they have archival quality images inside. The tiny brass bells make a wonderful tinkling sound when the crown is worn.It measures around 5 1/2" at the highest part of the front and about 7" in diameter which gives it a circumference in the 22-23" range--the size of an average female head. It is not adjustable. I am a trained silversmith and have put this crown together with rivets, durable enough to become a family heirloom for generations to come. It has been clear-coated to protect the patinas, both those of age and those I have created. I accept commissions for these crowns, they range in the $750-$3,000 bracket and generally take a month or more to complete.
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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 or Victorian necklace started with the silvertone filigree which I riveted to a black Plexi disc that I distressed. The Victorian era tintype went into the filigree center protected by resin. The spiraling vintage bees went on next. A wonderful vintage brooch minus its catch made a perfect dangle with its lovely spirals and faux baroque pearls. Red Swarovski crystals were used to tie these different elements together--a wonderful fireball on the dangle and tiny faceted flowers flanking the tintype and on the wirewraps to the chain. A vintage-style embossed chain and hand-forged clasp finish the piece. The total length of the necklace is about 16" without the dangle. Designed so that the central element lies on the flat part of the chest and the dangle grazes the cleavage. Full Steam ahead!!
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This Steampunk or Victorian one-of-a-kind bracelet started with the filigree brass cuff- it measures 2" wide. I riveted on a brass textured leaf and a cicada. I soldered a Sterling bezel to the cicada which I then treated with a patina. Then I set in a lovely poppy jasper stone. This is a substantial piece with a nice heft, very sturdily constructed. It will be a conversation starter.
In honor of Brood XIX, the 13 year-cycle cicada that visited here in the South I have created this two-toned rendition of the black cicada ring so many of you have enjoyed. The patinas on this group of rings will all be different as I am working with some new formulations. Since a patina creates a chemical reaction with the brass it is much trickier to get consistent results, so these should be considered as one-of-a-kind. If you see one that speaks to you, grab it as I will not be able to replicate it. This patina requires a clear coat to protect it, so I have taken care of that. It easily adjusts from a size 6 up. If you have a smaller finger, convo me or leave a message to seller and I will adjust it smaller for you. I am a trained silversmith and have riveted this piece together for many years of pleasurable adornment.
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