OKOK, 1st lemme get some bidness out the way. I made this:

And these are filigree with antique bandages sealed on them:

Ok. But most importantly, yesterday I received a huge box from Jennifer Valentine aka SacredCake. So lets get right to it.
I've already started oxidizing everything. There's tons! Look at that tiny pocket watch. It's on a scrap pf leather she sent. And she made me those ear wires herself- look at those paddles!!!! I just wanna look at them for a while... They are little works of art as is. 

The bigger doll is held together by this ancient cellophane tape. It has this gorgeous black 'cap' that makes it look Asian. Look at the tiny curved brass piece- looks like a purse handle. And copper cross? And ball locket?

I've already started bending this big square into a cuff.

Theeeengs! And little crystals for earrings.

An extremely crusty tintype and some rusty mesh.

Perfect little bee specimen which I've been needing.

I've started oxidizing this huge wing, the sweetheart brooch piece- a twin of whom is already in the above necklace.

Even that little bowl came in the box. 

Can you see the tiny doll arm? The half-earth?

Can you even stand it?

This is a clip- for curtains? And all kinds of goodies.

Check out the little brass flower. She sent tons and I've already used them all on a set of 7 necklaces I'm making for my cousins and cousin's girlfriends for when we go to Uruguay. 

Is this the maddest thing you've ever seen? It's a necklace! 

Also, it all came in a gorgeous box with glittered letters FD for fancifuldevices on front and red velvet on the inner top. With really too many bits to show them all. 

Among it all were also this lovely zine and old encyclopedia volume.

Is it me or are all these pictures begging to be used in pendants?

The book is in lovely shape and some might say it's a shame to take it apart.

But if the god of antiques didn't want me to mess with it, s/he wouldn't have let it end up in my hands!

You can click on the pictures to see them big.

And you should, they're gorgeous.

Look up! The planet Mercury and a Slow Loris, one of the cutest, strangest creatures on earth. 

I actually took a lot more pictures, but I was trying to edit it down.

See the Kingfisher eating a fish below? I thought it was a bird with husks and a trunk!

The planet Jupiter!

Am I the luckiest girl in the world?



Jennifer Valentine said...

OMG! You got that FAST!
I'm so happy you liked your goodies. I can hardly wait to see what you make with that humongous wing!
The paddle earwires I made so you could drill a hole through the flat part...
I just love seeing what you make with things I send. You have such vision....Everything you create has a soul.

Regina said...

Wow! I can see why you are so excited... Love that red crystal necklace, everything else I am imagining the fanciful things you would make with them! Sounds like you will have fun. Enjoy!

TesoriTrovati said...

Great stuff! Can't wait to see what wonders you create!
Enjoy the day.

Corvid Delights said...

Those mummy earrings are creepy and so cool!

Little Brown Sparrow said...

So much awesome!!

Man you're going to be drowning in supplies when my box gets to you as well- I love seeing what you come up with, I wouldn't know what to do with half of that stuff. I think I'd have to just hang the red crystal necklace up somewhere, it's such a glorious object.

The clip is a glove clip, btw. From the 50s-60s, they were supposed to hang from your bag and keep your gloves safe.

stregata said...

A treasure trove of decidedly delightful inspiration! OMG, it makes me dizzy just to think of all the wonderful pieces you are going to make with all this.
C'mon - hurry!

maryharding said...

What a feast. And another to come when you make all the beauties with them. Thanks so much for sharing.

Courtney said...

What a treasure feast! I can't wait to see what you create! Have a great time playing.

~Debi said...

WoWoWoWoW! That's some awesome treasure. I am so jealous!

The Sweetheart Necklace is gorgeous. Love love love