God Save the Queen

I’ve cut several of these half-penny coins into pendants of different designs. This one, created in the early days of the COVID lock down might be too soon, or perhaps just in bad taste. Either way, Etsy pulled down the listing almost as soon as I posted it,...

Happy Trails

Found this beast at Goodwill the other weekend. I’d needed something for this Brownie projector I found on Ebay and it clicked immediately. I clipped the guns off the cowboy, he’s still shooting, but it’s film instead of lead...

Ahoy

I cut these ships from an old English half penny and mounted them in watch cases. The original idea came from the pendant on the left – it looked like a portal on a ship. I hand- pierced the waves to give it some context. For the watch I cut a brass disc to...

Horses II

Found these horses on eBay – the person who sold them had painted them these wonderfully garish colors, which is, of course, why I wanted them. I’d like to think the previous owner will stumble upon on them on line and see the new life I’ve given...

Carousel

This calls to mind a steampunk carousel, something that would be fun to make some...

Barbie Gothic

A while ago I had the idea to make these oddball frames. The most successful I think are these barbie shoe collages. The great Siouxsie Sioux looks oddly at home here doesn’t she? And Blondie is as bad ass as she always is. These are currently for sale at...

Jungleland

I continue to be challenged getting these photos right – I don’t like the glare and don’t have the patience for the set up to take a better photo. This is on the shelf at Homegrown around Christmas time. Another disassembled clock. To get the...

Have Wings Will Travel

Yeah, I know the photos aren’t great, but you get the idea – a mid-century travel clock re-purposed for, well, essentially nothing. But hey, it wasn’t working anyway – second life for this, which, was practically a piece of art before I mucked...

Horses

I have all these wonderful silver plated pieces that lend themselves to be cut into wing shapes – a visit to the thrift store and I’ve got some horses to put them on…life is good.