Today's show was a huge hit... thanks to Tammi for hosting it. The girl's got mad organizational skills. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and to visit and generally hang out in a relaxed atmosphere. I also revealed my new designs in bracelets and necklaces. They're sort of funky, vintage, metal ephemera goodies.
All the coins dangling from them are real - and vintage, most of them from the 50's and 60's - from The Secret Weapon and The Fan's journeys across Europe. The Secret Weapon first visited Europe as a young man in 1957. I've seen the photo albums. Think "Mad Men" meets the London art scene. Very cool. And he saved all these coins for someday... like now.
Of course he figured out how to zap the proper toggles to them and they are planted on there as sturdy as all get-out. Now I can have fun with them and dangle them from all sorts of lovely creations.
And before I could even think about it, these bracelets were gone. In a flash. Dotted with Francs and Sixpence and Half-Francs and Deutsche Marks...
... embellished with fleur-de-lis and tiny Eiffel Towers.
I dug deep into my tickle trunk of goodies to make these up for today's show. And now they are gone.
Tonight I pulled out raw chains, pearls and charms from the absolute bottom of the treasure trove. I want to pull a few more together for next weekend. At the very least, a few more of these necklaces:
I lurrve the juxtaposition of the industrial ball chain with the delicate vintage treasures.
And I am sorry to tell you this, but I have none of these left, either. I was not even clever enough to pick one out for myself to model during the show and then keep. It was a silly move. One might even say, amateur.
I truly think I liked this one the best. The patina on the coin was just perfect. So lovely against that metal chain. Do you follow my train of thought, Dear Reader? *sniff*sniff* Away it went.
In the end, all that remains is one last special piece, that will be popped in the mail tomorrow for a dear friend who needs a lift. It says: