This piece is telling us to pack our bags and take that trip! It's all built on top of an antique doorknob escutcheon. I polished the tarnished piece just enough to bring out the pretty little details in the metal, and then I added a clear coat of acrylic so that it'll stay this way. The little clock has a glass dial! It's soo cute. I'm thinking it was a charm from a Cracker Jack box in the 30s or 40s. I pulled the little charm loop out of the top and it was a perfect fit for this spot! The story continues with a lady carrying her bags and she's reflected in a tiny mirror that was attached where the keyhole was. In the bottom hole, I used a vintage rhinestone button, just to remind us to take some sparkles along on the trip for those occasions where you would want to dress up. I hung a chain at the bottom with several little travel-related charms and finished off the back with some pretty vintage-inspired paper. I attached a copper tag at the top that's marked "#DITD" as my signature. It's strung on a 30" brown polished leather cord. This is a definite one-of-a-kind artisan piece.
My jewelry pieces are all one-of-a-kind, mostly made from recycled bits and pieces. My style is a bit edgy and I like to play with mixed metals so that they can be worn with many different companion pieces. You will notice that my embossed 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, as they are scars that detail part of their history. I do like to go an extra step to finish my pieces with nice details, like eyelets in the drilled holes. Most smashed spoon pieces 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 necklaces, 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 spoon that was used. Larger ladies usually prefer the larger pieces, whereas the small ones can look nice on a lady of any size or age, to include young girls.
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.