I Couldn't Love You More.

You guys cheered me up so much! I don't know why just having people tell you it's ok makes all the difference.
Soft and Slow. Grungy Pink Victorian Tribal Assemblage art statement necklace.
Soft and Slow.
I don't know what to say. Other than, yes, Anvil, his nose certainly was that horrifying but as soon as he washed up he was fine.

He also got a big bruise on his cheek the other day. He was so proud but by the time I he got home I couldn't see anything. I had to be all, "Oh yeah, baby, that looks swollen! Wow, you're so ... um, tough? Yeah. I'm super impressed and not rolling my eyes at all."
The Despair. Victorian tribal cluster assemblage necklace in ivory cream.
The Despair.
Aaaaanywho, you know how sometimes you have bits that are good but maybe once you try them out on something they just don't wow you? Well, how about if they're just one in a whole cluster of bits?

I always loved a layered cluster but drove myself nuts making sure each bit was visible- I couldn't imagine being willing to let something become covered and no longer visible. But then I realized if the elements were good but not strong enough to stand alone, that's perfect for a layered pendant, duh.
Oh I found out what these teeth are!
 They're sea lion teeth! There's a ton of them living on an island off the Uruguayan coast so people find these gnarly teeth here and there. I was so confused because people kept telling me they were wolf teeth. But in Spanish sea lion is sea wolf. So they were telling me they were sea lions and I was hearing wolf and yeah... No wolves in Uruguay.
If anyone has any clue what that long straight stick is, I'd love to know. It feels like no material I've ever come upon.

Cluster brooches.
Guided by Stars. Victorian Tribal dangle cluster assemblage art brooch.
Guided by Stars.
OK, I've always wanted to make brooches that use simple little safety pins as the connection and I wasn't previously brave enough. But phuquet, it makes sense here. And it makes more sense as a pin to me than as a pendant. It just does! So I'm selling it as a brooch not as a pendant so there.
A Revolution. Victorian Tribal dangle cluster assemblage art brooch.
A Revolution.
Like everyone asked to have their brooches converted to pendants who bought these previously but I don't care. It's my hot body I do what I want.

Look at this amazing medal. And click the link if you wanna read why I called this one A Revolution. It's about how each element represents a different moment in human history or sumpin.
Dwell in Your Own Enchantment. Purple Victorian Tribal dangle cluster assemblage art brooch.
Dwell in Your Own Enchantment.
Wanna know a great mood lifter when you're feeling crappy? Bob's Burgers, the animated show. It's the best thing ever. So clever and surprising. Go watch it now.
Mapuche. Victorian Tribal dangle cluster assemblage art brooch.
Mapuche. Wait, this one sold already? Wha? Honestly I can never tell.
How much better are these than ipad pix, hu? Damn a nice clean black paper makes the best background ever and the fastest to edit.
Neptune's Daughter. Victorian Tribal dangle cluster assemblage art brooch.
Neptune's Daughter.
I actually had to solder links to the back of the medal so they'd drop right and not just be a tangled mess, speaking of layered clusters and not wanting them to overlap. Which we were. Speaking of. Previously.
Techtonic. Rustic assemblage earrings with Roman glass, salvaged tin, polymer art beads.
Hadn't done a layered Roman glass/poly/tin pair in a while. It occurred to me I could make them with the double drilled glass I have and that somehow in this case less layers worked best. See the dark crackle corn flake polys? Yeah you do.
Ordered. Rustic assemblage art earrings with enameled plaques biwa pearls and crackle dangles.
Oh I made another pair of these cuz the last pair sold, yay.
The Waiting Darkness. Rustic assemblage earrings with African prayer beads and art polymer.
The Waiting Darkness.
And these with stillpointworks drops.
Ocean Foam. Ancient glass in caged rustic assemblage earrings with apatite gemstones.
Ocean Foam.
And finally finished and listed the last caged pair. Well, last for now.
The Travelers. Resin charm pair.
The Travelers.
Oh so I had a breakthrough with these.
People Long Gone. Resin charm trio.
Those Long Gone.
Cuz in real life they look cool but in photographs the camera focuses on the surface of the charm and you can't see the picture underneath.
The Argument. Resin charm pendant.
The Argument.
Plus the best thing about these is how the light goes through them.
The Mourners. Resin charm pendant.
The Mourners.
So duh, I just held them up when shooting so the light could shine through and they look completely different!
Hands. Resin charm connector.
I should go back to the other listings and take pix like these.
Man I forgot how much I like blogging once everything's already listed so I can drag the pix and links directly from the shop.

I havent' listed these yet cuz I'm afraid they're too insane:
They're celluloid buttons... Maybe if they hung over a bunch ivory mop rounds or something more similar to the buttons... What do you think? Do they look just too random or would any of you purchase such things?

One cool thing though is that I found out that Wildfire thread I told y'all about earlier is how it reacts to a hot soldering iron, turning these dangle knots into sort of ball pins. Can you see that? Eeehh?

Oh finally I have these crazy guys I just need to pass along. They're from Patroness but she no longer wants them and they're way too big for me to make something affordable with. They actually house pieces from sacred statues, blessed by Tibetan monks, which are cradled in fabric. They open from the back. The bigger yellow one is 61 by 45 by 20mm not counting side handles.
 How much should I sell these for? I've seen them from 60 to 200 bucks, what do you guys think?


angi eharis said...

I love those little monk box things, I say $60 cause I want one! Everything is awesome as always, r you just always making stuff! Tx again for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

Sparrow said...

The prayer boxes I saw on my 10 second google search were all about $60, and they all had their little pouch, so I reckon $55 each is a good deal; that's what I'd sell em for. You could get a little more if you researched their symbols and depictions etc. (half of the price on vintage is seller knowledge!)

I made myself happy when I was making cluster pendant by saying that not everything shows at once on purpose - it's like a little game of discovery that sometimes you can see some things and then at other times you see something else. The other thing you can do is put spacer beads between the hanging bits like I did here: https://www.etsy.com/au/transaction/138407287? - but that only works sometimes.

M Sand said...

Yep Id have to agree with the above. I love your blog & shop. Keep up the amazing work dear.
Your huge fan

Kathy Barrick said...

I haven't forgotten you and I couldn't love you more, but where the hell are you????

bohemiannie! art said...

wow. just…wow.

Jennifer Valentine said...

Makes me wanna weep....so beautiful Fanci.

Louise said...

Your stuff is completely amazeballs.