He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his mind is a craftsman He who works with his hands and his mind and his heart is an artist

~ St Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Everything but the kitchen sink...but it looks good !!!!!

Until lately, my antiquing/"junking" or auctioning revolved around large pieces of primitive furniture..not that I'd always buy it, but OHHHH it would make me drool!! Now I'm looking at the glass cases I steered away from or am in the back yard for that part of the auction. I will say my back is thankful for the change!!!
The sudden change in my "hunt" stems from my re-found love of making jewelry. I "got into" beading way before beaded jewelry was all the rage....
NO, I will not go into how long ago it was, suffice it to say I'm always too early or way behind in the new fads in artistic endeavors.
Luckily I had kept all the beads I bought in the Dark Ages( did I mention I hate to get rid of things...this time it paid off !!!) Found object jewelry became my new fascination...a natural progression with my love for antiques . Of course, the rest of the known world has been into this for years( again, I'm behind!!! ) My tombstone will say she was ahead of her time or behind..now it won't matter LOL

In case you aren't familiar with this type of jewelry, it can be created in varying degrees of unusual objects - many being commonplace items with a bit of aging. Rivets, brass or steel washers, old coins, dominos, dice, medals, small plastic toys, tokens....the list goes on and on. Add old watch parts & you've then thrown Steampunk into the mix.

My jewlery combines found object with antique / vintage beads for the majority of the items used. Most necklaces are fastened with remnants of silk cuttings from saris ( usually from Nepal or Tibet)
OK...enough about this obsessive/compulsive addiction. On to the goodies!!
Etsy's my next step to conquer where I will have my jewelry for sale. As soon as I get that completed, there will be a link to it on here]

1 comment:

  1. This is great! keep them coming,,,,,,,,,,,,