9.08.2007

spectacularly gaudy


spectacularly gaudy
Originally uploaded by mud and mint
these so need a wash!

these are vintage clip-on earrings (no, really!) my boss purchased in italy in the mid 1960's when she was in her early 20's. i found them sitting out in her house last week and immediately my heart started to race: oh my god.....coolest things ever...!

well, when she came home i pounced on her for them. at first she didn't want to give them up and even tried them on for me (you should hear them!) but i finally managed to convince her that although they were awesome and cool, they were also spectacularly gaudy and they had served their purpose; it was time for a better life.

the flowers are thin, durable plastic with beautiful detailing and measure around 12mm. the small, faceted ovals are also plastic and the wire work is brass. once i get these cleaned up they are going to make some great earrings...many, many pairs of earrings.

stay tuned for the reincarnation of the spectacularly gaudy earrings...

6 comments:

knitsteel said...

I like them gaudy, maybe cleaner, but definitely gaudy!

mud and mint said...

they are really fun...as you can tell they hadn't been worn in a long, long time!

Shell Mitchell said...

These are fantastic! Can't wait to see how you repurpose them. You have been tagged - check out my blog for the details.

Nicole said...

happy monday. :-) just browsing the etsy sellers' ring. hope you're off to a great start to your week. :-)

nice work :-)

knitsteel said...

ryc- Where are you taking the metals class?

Lotta said...

Those are fantastic!