Monday, April 5, 2010

A Day Off

After a solid week of filling orders, I took a day off today. It was wonderful! I went to Hagerstown first thing this morning to see my Mom, who is doing much better and is on the road to recovery. On my way home, I stopped at a couple of antique malls. That's always fun! Then, I came home and made jewelry. Oh the sheer joy of making jewelry!

I wanted to show you this necklace I made today. I found the old, carved bone piece in Maryland. I've never seen another like it. I believe it's an angel. It could possibly even be a tombstone angel. Have any of you seen one of these before? Can anyone give me some clues?
I'd love to know more about it.


This is another necklace I made today. The slide locket is a souvenir piece from Cathedrale de Reims in France. The tiny book locket is also from France. There are b/w photos inside of Saint Therese.

This slide locket is embossed with an image of Joan of Arc. It's a gorgeous piece! And you KNOW how I feel about slide lockets.

Tomorrow I'll be filling orders again, but today was sheer joy!

9 comments:

王鈺雯 said...

thank for share, it is very important . ̄︿ ̄

Lori said...

love the new jewelry, esp. the bone piece....looks like an urn of flowers to me, but hey...i still have a chocolate-buzz from the weekend!
will these be available soon?

xoxox
Lori

Jill said...

I just have to say that it looks like a bat to me - turn it upside down.

Kathy Barrick - CHS & Mo Jewelry said...

OH MY GOSH JILL!!!!! I think you're right!!!!! I NEVER would have figured that out. Thank you so much!!

Kathy

Kathleen said...

Lovely jewelry designs and about your fascinating carved bone piece...
The first thing I saw was a bat (eyes and ears) and a quick online search found a reference to a similar description on a ceiling painting- interestingly enough, at Winterthur.org

Liz said...

hmmm... i saw insect. with eyes.
Angel?? LOL
LYT

poussy stiches my love said...

That of beautiful images! It is too attractive
Best regards

LivnLaf said...

Hi Kathy! Hmmmm...I'm going to W.A.G. that it is a Victorian piece perhaps of mourning jewelry. Although typically black (brooches, necklaces...etc) I'm guessing the remains of a hair comb? Pretty interesting piece regardless.
Sue

Marsha said...

Your jewelry is amazing.

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