In the Permanent Collection

A collection of memories,¬†once fluttering, now still… cherished. You are a museum.

This exceptionally detailed and delicately beautiful miniature work of art features a baroque frame that has been given the patina and grunge of time, a group of tiny brass flutters, and one central butterfly that is a very vintage Czech glass button. A mosaic of the tiniest beadwork and glittering rhinestone chain surround these treasures. The frame is 2 3/4″ x 2 3/8″, substantial but very wearable. The back has been lovingly textured and treated with special effects. A 17″ aged brass chain is looped through the focal and ends with a lobster clasp.

Due to the somewhat delicate nature of this piece, I recommend that you wear it shorter rather than longer, so that it sits upon the flat part of the chest, rather than bouncing around at a longer length. I’m happy to make adjustments. While this piece is very stable, there is some fragility, with tiny beads and glass that could fall out or break if dropped, banged, or otherwise abused. Not recommended for children, or a night out slam dancing. Ths would be lovely hanging on a wall when you’re not wearing it.

One of a kind, ready to ship.

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Forever Held #1

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings

This tiny wearable work of art includes a Victorian brass hand, a blue Czech glass heart, and many tiny vintage and new glass beads. The frame is 2 5/8″ x 1 1/2″ and has been hand-treated with grunge and a beautiful patina. Strung on a copper chain that is 24″ with lobster clasp. The back has been texturally treated with embedded treasure as shown. Although these pieces are crafted for stability, there is a certain inherent fragility in the tiny glass bits and pieces; if dropped or banged breakage could occur. For that reason, I do recommend wearing these shorter, on the flat upper part of the chest. Please let me know if you’d like the length adjusted at time of purchase.

ee cummings was one of the first poets I ever read; I’ve loved his work since I was a very young girl. Carry the hearts of all those you love, including your own dear heart.

When not being worn, this piece would be happily stored on your wall, or in the lovely box it will ship in.

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Forever Held #2

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

e. e. cummings

This tiny wearable work of art includes a Victorian brass hand, a red glass flaming heart, and many tiny vintage and new glass beads. The frame is a mere 1 1/4″ x 1 7/8″ and has been hand-treated with grunge and a beautiful patina. Strung on an antiqued brass chain that is 24″ with lobster clasp. The back has been texturally treated with embedded treasure as shown. Although these pieces are crafted for stability, there is a certain inherent fragility in the tiny glass bits and pieces; if dropped or banged breakage could occur. For that reason, I do recommend wearing these shorter, on the flat upper part of the chest. Please let me know if you’d like the length adjusted at time of purchase.

ee cummings was one of the first poets I ever read; I’ve loved his work since I was a very young girl. Carry the hearts of all those you love, including your own dear heart.

When not being worn, this piece would be happily stored on your wall, or in the lovely box it will ship in.

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A Votre Sante

A health and well-being talisman necklace centers around the genuine tiny bone of a very small animal. The bone itself is a mere 5/8″ long and is surrounded by a joyfully patterned mosaic of matte, faceted, and glittering seed beads with other treasure, including the tiniest brass crown and a rare diamond-shaped vintage Swarovski rhinestone. All is confined to an an ornate baroque frame, treated by hand with heavy patina and grunge in burnt shades of black, bronze, gold and turquoise. The dangling heart is a vintage Czech glass givre heart, with an illusion of blood enclosed.

The back of the piece has been textured and patina’d as shown.

Powerful magical qualities included and made with love.

My default chain is 24″ with a lobster clasp. I highly recommend that this be worn shorter, on the flat upper part of your chest due to some fragility so please let me know if you’d like it shortened to any length. While the piece is solidly made and quite stable, dropping or banging it could cause damage. No slam dancing while wearing, please.

One-of-a-kind, ready to ship.

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Under the Crescent Moon

There’s that feeling you get when you look at the moon, that someone you love–someone perhaps far away–is gazing at the same sliver of glowing white and maybe, just maybe, thinking of you.

Treasured bits and pieces come together into this necklace, which features a slice of ancient tin ceiling tile, a glass eyeball, rivets, vintage and new beads and findings, and deliciously grungey patinas throughout. The clasp is vintage, one of those slidey things, as shown.

Please note, it’s possible that the paint on the front of this tin contains lead, since it is likely as old as turn of the century, up to the 1940’s. The back does not contain any paint. Rust is always a part of these found objects.

The crescent itself is about 3.5″ across. The length of the necklace is about 17.5″ total. Due to the somewhat delicate nature of this piece, I recommend that you wear it shorter rather than longer, so that it sits upon the flat part of the chest, rather than bouncing around at a longer length. I’m happy to make adjustments. While this piece is very stable, there is some fragility, with tiny beads and glass that could break if dropped, banged, or otherwise abused. Not recommended for children, or a night out slam dancing.

One of a kind, ready to ship.

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Lover’s Eye (brass heart)

The pieces in this series were born of a fascination with the ancient tradition of Lover’s Eye jewelry. Updated with an additional sense of the mystical all-seeing or all-knowing eye, and surrounded by other evocative elements including new and vintage glass beads, love, and magic, these miniature works of art have a unique irresistible power.

Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” in existence today, based on an ancient secretive tradition, in which lovers would wear an image of the eye of a secret beloved. In the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy British and European lovers exchanged “eye miniatures” — love tokens so clandestine that even now, in the majority of cases, it is impossible to identify their recipients or the people they depict. Experts believe that there are fewer than 1,000 “lover’s eyes” in existence today.

This Lover’s Eye has an ornate baroque frame that has been treated with patina and grunge, a gorgeous glass blue eye, tiny brass heart and my signature vintage Czech glass bleeding heart bead. The frame itself is a mere 1.5″ x 2 1/8″. Strung on an antiqued brass chain that is 24″ with lobster clasp. The back has been texturally treated with embedded treasure as shown. Although these pieces are crafted for stability, there is a certain inherent fragility in the tiny glass bits and piece; if dropped or banged breakage could occur. For that reason, I do recommend wearing these shorter, on the flat upper portion of the chest. Please let me know if you’d like the length adjusted at time of purchase.

When not being worn, this piece would be happily stored on your wall, or in the lovely box it will ship in.

Remember to click on images below to enlarge.