I use mixed metals to make them coordinate well with other companion pieces.
Details: You will notice that my hand-hammered printing is a little wonky-this is intentional-it's all part of my style. I also celebrate imperfections found on some of these old objects that are incorporated as elements in my jewelry, as they are scars that detail their histories. I do like to go an extra step to finish my pieces with nice details, like eyelets in the drilled holes. (Most smashed necklaces just have drilled holes...I like the more finished and refined look the eyelet gives and it's an opportunity to add another color of metal.)
On the smashed spoon necklace descriptions, you will see each item marked " Extra Large," "Large," "Medium," or "Small." These labels are referring to the bowl size of the vintage or antique gumbo spoon that was used. Most are strung on black or brown polished leather.
The "Special Collection" and "Mermaid" pieces still have the look that my pieces are known for but will have a really unusual, rare, or extra element. They're a little fancier than the regular smashed spoon pieces.
My copper and sterling silver pieces are all made entirely by hand from raw metals. I like to incorporate stone beads and crystals into many of these pieces, as well.
You will notice many pieces are marked "Sold." I leave them up so that people can get ideas about what I can make. Contact me if you see something you like that's already sold as it may be possible for me to make another piece that's similar.
If you have questions please email me!
An Alabama Farm Boy's Life is my dad's autobiography. I spent a few weeks with him typing the manuscript from his hand-written notes, then edited, designed the cover, and had it printed for him. It was one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. He can't believe people are actually purchasing his book and leaving 5-star reviews! It's appropriate for 4th or 5th graders up to folks of all ages. He's 87 years old this year, and already writing more notes for a second book.
I've been a vendor of vintage and antique treasures for many years and have recently decided to offer some of the smaller items to you here, on the website. Please check back frequently, as the items will be constantly changing.
I live in my t-shirts, so it's very important to me that I use the softest, most comfortable t-shirts that I can find. It's also important to me to use shirts that are made in the USA, if possible. With that in mind, I've chosen Next Level Apparel t-shirts, and I use a local print shop for screen-printing. I have ordered hundreds of shirts and they're always printed with quality in mind. I own the logo copyright.