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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

“Tis in my memory lock'd, And you yourself shall keep the key of it.” ~ Shakespeare




I was excited to find these very cool West German vintage plastic cameos from the 1940's.  They have an AB cast to them, which you're able to see a hint of in some of my photos; not always the easiest effect to capture. This retro green is a favorite of mine.


I have always found cameos a little mysterious  - not exactly sure as to why.  I find keys mysterious too, so I thought, that might be an interesting direction to take.  The keys are from Inviciti Jewelry and made of pewter.


I wanted to create a bit of space and airiness between the two main focal pieces so I added these amazing tin-cut crystals from the 1930's.  I had never seen a tin cut crystal in this aqua before!




I love when I sit at my worktable and by pulling a few of my favorite things together  - somehow, a little mystery or story starts to unfold.  I will let you fill in the rest ;)

Thank you for popping in and having a look around today!

Loralee xo


These earrings are in my shop!





10 comments:

  1. Oh Loralee, I adore these!! The composition, the colors, everything.

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    1. Thank you so very much, Janie! xoxo

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  2. I agree with Janine, the colours and composition are adorable. How long are they though?

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    1. Thank you so much, Divya! They are exatly 3.5" from earwire to end of key :)

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  3. So beautiful, I love the components.

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  4. I love that green and your whole composition. Why are the crystals called "tin cut"? I've never heard that term before and now I'm curious.

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    1. Hi Linda, tin cut crystals are cut by hand with a thin blade on a tin-wheel. Normally there are variations because they are hand-cut. Usually I tin cut have a bit bolder pattern (that's been my experience anyway)...maybe there are more delicate ones out there.

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  5. BEAUTIFUL! Fabulous quote too. ♥

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