Monday, March 11, 2013


I'm not particularly fond of pocket knives, but I did find this one especially cool.  It is a Victorian gutta percha German Korten pocket knife in the shape of a leg/boot. 

I found another in brown gutta percha at, so I'm thrilled to say these amazing figural pocket knives are so highly collectible-they made it in Worthpoint's website.

Soon to be part of an assemblage necklace, so keep a weather eye on Metal Corset.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


As you all probably already know, I adore antique jewelry.  But I especially adore the stunning antique jewelry that involve hands.  I've thought long and hard for a reason behind it and believe I'm drawn to them because hands have the important ability to create, show compassion, embrace, welcome, communicate and express our feelings and emotions, good or bad.

The Victorian era produced many figural hand jewelry items as a token of friendship.  These items were given to one another, female and male alike, to honor a relationship.  I've taken several of my coveted antique hands to create one of a kind assemblage jewelry pieces.

This posting is a small preview of the assemblages I've created thus far.

I hope you like them as much as I do.