Sunday, June 28, 2009

from hunt and gather

collection 6/27
Originally uploaded by missbombalurina
another part of my haul from my favorite spot. Soon to be jewelry - trying something new though with the 20's and earlier ones though.

vintage wallpapers

vintage wallpapers
Originally uploaded by missbombalurina
vintage wallpapers, you know I'm going to paint on these.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

So Sappy, So Sexy

this is a sexy little anti-valentine of a valentine:

I think we're gonna catch them again on the 11th. Last show was great, even Galaxie 500 numbers got pulled out again.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone and happy new year - I hope 2007's dust has some fond memories in it and I hope 2008 is good to everyone.

I have to thank my wonderful customers for all your support over the last year. It's really been amazing and I'm looking forward to growing and serving everyone even better.

It's absurd to me, with a windchill of -5F out there, that I'm working on spring, but there you go. It would be pretty remiss of me not to be thinking ahead to my spring line at this point. I guess Valentine's day serves as a nice transitional moment in the jewelry design calendar and I just added some really sweet little pieces for valentine's.

This beauty is made from a vintage brass cage locket and a vintage plastic rose cabochon - so sweet. It's available at my etsy shop. Just the perfect valentine item - the chain and the rings and the clasp are all 14K gold fill so you don't have to feel cheap-ass about it.

This is a fun item - the globe spins. Yes it's vintage, so are the brass leaves. It's some kind of silver mystery metal, but it looks like it's in good shape. The axis seems to be reddened brass or copper. Really a nice item and fun to work with - I don't think I'll have many of these.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Etsy Beadweavers Challenge - 12 hours left!

You have 12 hour left to vote on the September Challenge Entries for the Etsy Beadweavers' blog. I have a piece in the running, but I didn't wind up voting for myself! That's how blow-me-outta-the-water just damn GOOD some of the bead-weavers on Etsy are.

Beadweaving is possibly not fully understood by people outside the craze. All these pieces are made of beads and loops of repeated threading - that's it. No backing, armatures, fabric, glue (usually not) -- just beads, thread, talent and a hell of a lot of time.

Go, really, view the entries, even if you don't want to vote, but really it's fast and anonymous and you *know* you have a favorite.

Friday, September 28, 2007

text + object

Because I'm on a conceptual ornament kick:

Cork and text ring by Sandy Simone jewelry (

Wear your Joyce. Simply lovely, by Tillybloowm (

Not jewelry, a painting. A little 5x7 painting.
I love. - yes there are a ton more in this series, as you'd expect. I also love the questions/Pollack paintings.

Unrelated note:

can someone, one of you indie kids, someone explain the Blythe thing to me?
As someone who ignored dolls or tormented them in favor of stuffed animals, I am just missing it altogether. Kthanks.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Ok, this is mine

Yes, I purchased this. Yes, it is Ron Jeremy. Click him and you go to the etsy shop of the talented, wicked Kate Black. Also of badbuttons fame.

I'm not THAT contrarian but yeah, a thread on the etsy forums in which various people were going ew ew ew ew about PORN and even more ew ew ew about Ron Jeremy may have pushed me over the edge. Maybe. Wink emoticon here.

I just think I need this. I'm not sure where one wears a Ron Jeremy pendant, but I shall make sure it goes boldly on some bad taste outings and horrifies people who need some horrifyin'.

You will find a rugged assortment of items that range from the cool (Mary Jane candy wrapper as magnet) to the offensive if you are easily offended. My favorites include the "Babies" and "Che" items, which really are best viewed onsite, as Kate's description is what makes it.