Friday, March 16, 2012
Relics Old and New
I've been eyeing this site for quite awhile on Etsy that has some great relics for repurposing into jewelry or altered art. While I wish that I could say I had dug these up myself I have to be happy that I was able to splurge and acquire them for some new inspiration. This is an example of the stuff I can't find at the Tucson Gem show that really lights my fire.
Talk about "squeeeeeee!" in the nomenclature of Fancifuldevices
(Used to denote uncontainable excitement)
Aren't these lovely?
Some super old finds...copper
The patina and wear on some of these pieces.... just wow!
Which begs another question, Will I use them or simply covet and sort my preciousssss sssstash?
And speaking of lighting my fire.... this is what I dug up in my own studio yesterday.
( I made these, they are under 24 hours old)
You could use them to keep your Numinosity headpins displayed
And now for something shiny
I had one more nugget but it's stuck on the mandrel, useful to decorate your potted plants