Thursday, July 28, 2016

Georgian Etui Double Sided Wax Seal Intaglio Cast Yellow Bronze Reproductions

I've taken ten double sided wax seal intaglios from my Georgian etui set and cast them in yellow bronze.

The casts are as follows:

1. Snail with French motto toujours chez moi (always with me), flower and butterfly with the English motto the sweetness is my life.
2. Two roosters fighting with French motto à mort (to death), Italian motto il giusto il ver la libertà sospiro (the right to breathe free).
3. Sun burst with cherub head, “Nothing without thee.” Sun, flower and hillside with Latin motto (?), “privata di te moriro”
4. Snake cut in half with French motto, ‘se rejoindre ou mourir’ translated to ‘will join or die’. Tortoise and hare with French motto, “droit chemin,” right path.
5. Lion under net speaking to mouse with English motto Patience. Italian motto dopo come avanti (after as forward).
6. Man riding an elephant with French motto la raison fait ma force (the reason is my strength). Leaf with English motto ‘I change only in death.’
7. Ivy climbing tree stump, “je meurs ou je attaché”, I die or I tied. Bee hive, “Nul n'en penetre le secret” No one penetrates into the secret.
8. Skull with the French sentiment, "J'ai ete le suis, tu seras," translated to, "As you are, so once was I." Feather with French motto toujours sincère (always sincere).
9. Harp with French motto accord sans d'harmonie pas (agreement without harmony). Shepard and sheep with French motto la raison du plus fort (the reason for the stronger).
10. Fox chasing chicken up a tree with French motto fin contre fin (end against end). Sun rising over hills with French motto je reviendrai (I will return).

So, check out Metal Corset II today!

Thursday, June 30, 2016


Newly listed to Metal Corset is Ethereal, an assemblage necklace featuring an antique silveroid pocket watch case filled with tiny treasures including an excavated doll head, Art Deco pot metal and rhinestone wings (former earrings) and the definition of ethereal from an antique dictionary.

It suspends from an antique mother of pearl silver filigree rosary.

The closure is a Victorian sterling silver Shepard's hook clasp reproduction.

Check it out!

Thursday, May 26, 2016


I've taken an antique porcelain doll head and soldered various antique rhinestone components to it. 

Then I suspended an Art Deco rhinestone watch pendant and attached an Art Deco rose camphor glass chain to make it into a assemblage necklace.

I love the way it turned out.  I hope you do as well....

Friday, May 6, 2016


Newly listed to Metal Corset is this adorable assemblage pull toy.

Sitting on top of a rusted rabbit is an antique jointed bisque doll (less than 2" tall).

Check it out!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


Newly listed to Metal Corset is GO ASK ALICE......a whimsical assemblage necklace and tribute to Jefferson Airplane's, "White Rabbit".

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Monday, April 18, 2016


Newly listed to Metal Corset is this assemblage mobile featuring a Victorian German tin doll pram filled with antique porcelain and bisque dolls.

Check it out!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Antique Silveroid pocket watch case, antique lace, baroque pearls, wood excelsior and a tiny antique Frozen Charlotte doll.

Soon to be part of an assemblage necklace.