Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Milliner's Art, just listed in my Etsy shop.  I finally got the nerve to cut up a beautiful antique spice cannister marked "Ginger" from a set I have been saving for, what?, well, to destroy.  It's a hard step to take, but it seems just right here, assembled with mercury glass bugle beads and a gorgeous little cut steel button.  I collaged the back with a page from Bluestocking Hall, a novel of 1827.  The paper from those days, even in cheap novels, was rich with cotton fiber, and collages beautifully, using preservative resin.


  1. A step worth taking. The necklace is beautiful!

  2. argh, I have a pile of too-nice, rare tins waiting for sacrifice. Today may be the day for it. Wonderful piece.
    BTW, did you know that near that time in history mummy wrappings were imported to
    make paper?

  3. Creativity and new life out of destruction. Kali energy takes courage and vision for that transformation to happen. Beautiful piece!