Forgotten Flowers

Today the world seemed cruel, but evening hours
Were filled with perfume from forgotten flowers.

–Eva Sparks Taylor, Prayer in a Garden

A very vintage 1940’s rhinestone pin takes on new life, and death, and a certain spirit that is both unique and cunning. Patina grunge abounds, and some stones may be missing but this adds to the ancient charms and powers of this wearable art. The back has been artfully treated as well. Pin is 1.75″ across, a really perfect lapel size. Although this has been carefully created to be quite stable, dropping or banging it could cause breakage. I would not pin this to a purse or backpack. I’m sort of loathe to let go of this one!

One of a kind, ready to ship.

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Dia de los Muertos

Do not stand at my grave and weep. 
I am not there, I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glints on the snow. 
I am the sunlight on the ripened grain. 
I am the gentle Autumn’s rain. 

When you awaken in the morning hush, 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry: 
I am not there, I did not die. 

–Author Unknown, Native American, North America

The four Day of the Dead necklaces pictured here are offered individually, as priced below. Teal with copper metallic is SOLD. Please let me know which of the others (baby blue with pink metallic, bright red with blue, smaller white baby skull) you would like. Each necklace features gorgeous glass Czech focal sugar-skull bead, with a Frida Kahlo floral crown, surrounded by a mosaic of tiny beads and sparkles, both vintage and new. Brass or silver heart charm is a little over 2″ long x a little over 1″ wide, so quite small. My default chain is a nice 24″ brass or black chain with lobster claw clasp; I can reduce (but not lengthen) to your specification. I do recommend wearing these shorter, upon the flat part of your chest, due to some level of fragility. Although the pieces are extremely stable in their creation, they will break or fall apart if dropped or banged hard. So no slam dancing while wearing.

Each is one of a kind, ready to ship.

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Be Drunk

You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

–Charles Baudelaire, Be Drunk

A smashed yellow bottlecap forms the base for this incredible concoction… embellished with a tiny clay skull, vintage and new beads and bits, a vintage beaded bow. Back is embellished as shown with a secret bee. About 1.75″ across and 2 3/8 from very top to very bottom. Made with care, love and is very stable, but could break or shatter if dropped. Perfect for a lapel, probably should not be pinned to a purse or backpack where it might get banged and bumped. You may get some extra super powers wearing this; but I can’t be certain about that.

One of a kind, ready to ship.

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