Moodies in the Gail!

I mean goodies in the mail!

The glorious and legendary Opulent Oddities sent me a gorgeous cigar box full of gorgeous things!  I must have such good karma saved up from my youthful depressions to be getting such pennies from heaven.    
My mom wanted me to read her the note sent along, and it said things like "these bits are from a Victorian milliner," and I'd have to be like, "Oh, that's just at thing you don't know or care about."
I was just thinking of all the 1cm film I'd gotten rid of when I used to sell packages of ephemera, and how if I had some now, I'd be curious to wrap it around some of my thick leather and see if that looked like anything, and sure enough:
And Loooook! Curly-Qs!

I was thinking these pictures just didn't express my enthusiasm somehow. Then I realized it was the expression of ennui worn by the lady on the left.This leaf is my favorite of all.
And I know what you're thinking about this piece- "What the hell happened to the 6th year?!" No! You're thinking, "Why the hell can't that be mine?"
I also purchased some Asian-factory goods that came today.  It was when I decided I needed more bling for the "euro" part of my Victorian Tribal.  These are cute.  But those purple beads were freebies.  Don't want you to think I've suddenly gone bonkers.

Just like the Extreme Sports of the 90s, Extreme Oxidizing became all the rage in the 2010s, spreading across America and leaving a black, sludgy wake.  
But seriously.  I realized that all the really ancient bits I like are achievable if I just let stuff sit in the chemicals for a long, long time.  As in, days.
  THIS IS WHAT HE FOUND ...   to use in your ASSEMBLAGE mixed media JEWELRY or in any way you would want it to CHARM lot  Mar 05THIS IS WHAT HE FOUND ...   to use in your ASSEMBLAGE mixed media JEWELRY or in any way you would want it to CHARM lot Feb 07THIS IS WHAT HE FOUND ...   to use in your ASSEMBLAGE mixed media JEWELRY or in any way you would want it to CHARM lot  Feb 21
These are from CoolVintage.
Lots of time you just end up finding out a piece was plated and you have to start all over again.  B/c once the plating comes off, the item beneath just reveals a pale copper metal, and doesn't look oxidized at all.  I hate plating.
Also, I'm working on:
The piece  on the right I took out of the store when I felt it wasn't too successful. I'm thinking of adding grey shell heishi.
And I have this.  The crystal is from Uruguay, though not vintage. The whatever it's attached to is extremely old. I think it was a bracelet.  On the left, a Greek rosary. The clearish glass rings are from Sparrow's lovely supply shop.  The beads are from Fancylinda, from my previous box of surprise, unrequested goodies in the mail. Ah, me.I'm not sure if it's well-balanced yet. Plus the silk strip is still wet from all the messing about I did to it. So I'll wait and see.

What are you guys working on? Do you ever take pictures of your goodies in the mail? I'd love to see.

1 comment:

Opulent Oddities said...

Ooh, I love how you used that finger rosary? (not Catholic so not sure what these are called) as a toggle clasp. La la la la la lovely.

I'm glad you could use the film! I picked it up for a project but couldn't work it out the way I wanted to, so def passing it on!