sneak peek

I tried to start taking pictures too late in the day. So they came out meh.  I'll try again, earlier, tomorrow.  I'm almost done w/a 4th necklace that I'm itching to show the world.



Here's what I worked on today. It's a horrific scan but it's 11:00, so that's alls I got. The top of the focal is a metal belt tip. And I betcha can't find the closure.
I need to separate those 2 wooden branch bits...
Well, we'll see. I don't know if I like it or just made it out of a sense of obligation to use the ceramic hand from Spirited Earth...
So, I got into this treasury all about crosses, and the first comment was about how God in his infinite Godness brought Jesus to blah blah blah. So I wrote, "Thanks for including my domino necklace, even if i'm not christian. and i daily sacrifice virgins to satan. Kidding! It's more like weekly..." And now I feel like I'm gonna get in trouble!
It may have something to do w/the fact that some loon came into the school I work at trying to bless people by sprinkling water on them. She went right into a classroom and splashed a whole bunch on the teacher and caused a big distraction, to say the least. He was pissed. I love religions and spiritualities, but I hate anyone trying to force their whatever down my neck. Like, 'I don't have to try and understand your point of view, but you have to get mine'?Pushy. The treasury itself is lovely.
I Cross my Heart by 2GIRLSINTROUBLE.
follow me . necklaceTayce.... Convertible Pin/NecklaceShe Looked Inside and Was Reborn Vintage Stratton Makeup Compact NecklaceDark Beauty in Mourning-Steel Grey Hematite Cameos and Rhinestone Statement NecklaceSilver and Black Revamped Vintage NecklaceBlue Birds Fly Necklace. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered by a Borage of rosary beads and Blue Bits.His Life For Me -- Tiny Treasure Bottle Necklace with Cross, Pearl and Vintage Christian Music ScriptWhere Grace Abounds Necklace Retro Steampunk JewelryFaithSilver Crystal and Cross NecklaceHEAVEN CAN WAIT - VINTAGE LARGE FILIGREE CROSS - VIRGIN MARY PENDANT NECKLACESinner and Saint Series Religious Rosary Necklacethe visitationNecklace, Emerald Shabby Roses with Vintage Cross BroochSo BlessedDominus. Domini. Antique Bone Wood Horn and Rosary Neck Wear.
Earlier today, I was put into ❃LACE❃ by Adita.

BOGO Sale Crocheted Mercerized Cotton Yarn Top, Blouse, Tunic, Gift For Her, White, Mint Green Soft LoveLACE - Sterling Silver RingDeep Ocean, Vast Sea Lace Fingerless Gloves Arm Warmers in Cerulean Blue for Gothic, Vampire, Noir, Tribal Fusion, Belly Dance, Steampunk, Lolita, Evening, Victorian, Boho Styleswhits Lace headband diamonds-like stones SHALOM DOVEPendant. Turquoise Lace Pendant , Polymer clay Handmade JewelryBlack and White Distressed Victorian Ceramic CoastersCrochet Fine Silver Necklace and Tube pendantWhite Lace EarringsSurprising Earrings with Turquoise chips and Silver - Free ShippingDirty Whites.  Antique Textile Bib.CIJ - Knitted Summer Sun Hat, Fishnet Beanie, Blue Turquoise Travel Eco-Friendly Beret, Mermaid, etsypromoloveQueen Bracelet, Crochet Sterling Silver Wire and PearlsVerdigris lacy lily earrings - zsb creationsLACE 8x8 fine art photodoily lace ikebana vaseGray silver lace fingerless PLEASE SPECIFY THE COLOR YOU WANTAlso, thanks you guys for all the comments on my "Shimmy-shimmy" post.  It made my heart swell w/joy.  Finally, my sister is in from California and she made Pad Thai from scratch. And spring rolls and Thai salad. It was madness, a taste bud orgy. Hope y'all's Fridays have been as nice as mine.  What is up w/this formatting, Blogger? 

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.