Sunday, May 5, 2013

earth sun and star

Nebra - Tribal Metal Earrings - Bohemian Copper Sun Disc - Citrine Crystal - Kim Craftsmen findings

Nebra - how awesome are these suns?!  have a few of these, they were made in the 60s by Kim Craftsmen, a costume jeweler from New York who was at the time the largest jewelry manufacturer in the city! I think these suns were destined to be body harnesses or 'bumper guards' as he called them:

Found this here. Really interesting article- you think of costume jewelers as just pandering to the market but this betrays some of them wanted a deeper influence and knew exactly what they were doing.

Hey you guys! Guess what! My house is now finished!! Picture rails up, floors dry, everything mopped, swept and ready for the best part of all - DECORATING. I already have rugs down which makes such an amazing amount of difference, never underestimate the power of a rug. I'll get some photos for you in the next couple of days, when I've finished lugging all my crap over there.

Terra Lumos - romantic assemblage necklace - mother of pearl - Kuchi charms - rhinestone buckle

Terra Lumos - a bit of a 'classic' assemblage style with rhinestones, but I kept the primitive rusticity I like in my stuff with the shells and spikes. Rusticity...what an odd word. Rusti City.

I'm having a sale in the shop! 25% off anything- it has a minimum purchase of $25 though; anything under that is already a bargain as it is. Also it expires on the 12th, so get crackin! Next post, I shall reveal to you a project I've been slaving away on. I don't want to show you till it's proper ready, but I think it's nearly there.

This image has nothing to do with anything, but I noticed some of you like posting a random thing at the end of your entries, so I'm going in. I think my consistent theme will be 'questionable retro'. Although I don't see how anyone could question this- personally it's my idea of an ideal date. Except the cat, me and Siamese don't get on.


Anvil Artifacts said...

I like your new jewels and your random picture is hilarious! Yay, you're house is ready! That has to feel great. Enjoy!

PipnMolly said...

Oh gag. 70's color cookbook? Plastic hippies and the stoner buffet. Too funny. Nothing like raw mushrooms, sausage sticks, ginger bread and ... jello? Brick wall looks comfy too.

fanciful devices said...

totally thought that was an inspiration photo for your decorating plans for the new house. I was all "where are you gonna get the hairy dude?"

Sea Witch said...

Beautiful pieces but that end photo is hilarious with a nice touch of creepy. LOL

Star of the East said...

Love the jewelry, except the barrel clasp.
Congrats on your finished home and thank you for the groovy picture. It is funny that the older of us find it specially creepy :)

Sparrow said...

@Star of the East I'm not that happy with it either, I have some white ones but i don't know where they are. On the whole i prefer barrel clasp, more reliable than ring/lobster and I can't stand toggles!

Sparrow said...

@Star of the East Oh I forgot to say, I don't find the pic that creepy- I'm 39, is that not old enough? Could be I spend way too much time looking at 70s things lately, maybe I'm desensitised!

Beatnheart said...

Last pic is guess was suppose to be sexy but oh so not! What's with the gingerbread men? Are they Swedish?
He's horrible!
A fresh start appeals to me right now... Time to simplify