Tuesday, July 5, 2011

KIng GeorgeV and Queen Mary

King of United Kingdom and the British Dominions,
Emperor of India , etc. (1910-1936)
                             

The same day I went junking at Bernies I also stopped by Bayside Antiques.
I found this old royal commemorative pin featuring King George V and Queen Mary.
Having just bought the saber tooth at Bernies, my mind started playing around
with the idea of the British Empire.
When George V was king (1910-1936)
The Empire included South Africa among many other countries and continents.
So thinking along those lines, using some of the new things I had picked up,
this is what I came up with: 


This started out much different, but as usual lots of editing happens during the actual construction.



I had to make changes in order to get it to hang right.
I really like the way it turned out.
When you are wearing it it stays nicely balanced and has a great
feel with a very slight sense of movement.

Components: Vintage commemorative pin (back removed and flattened)
Mammoth tusk
Bone beads
Jasper beads
African trade beads 
Saber tooth
Roman Catholic medal-St. Ghislain
(with what seems to be a protective eye on it?)


Strangely enough, I don't seem to have any earrings
that go with this, LOL,
Guess that's next?

What do you think? Would you wear this?
Well, if I never have an occasion to wear it, I think
it looks good on this dress form. :)




 

                                                                                 

9 comments:

  1. OOOOOOOOOOOooh....Ahhhhhhhhhh... WOWWWwwww... Can you tell that I love it? ;)... It's awesome! Hope all is good for you... Is the oil turning red yet?

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  2. You know I'm luvin' it, it looks so primitive with your choice of beads, love the bone n tooth. When my daughter and I were still practicing taxidermy, we used lots of Native American artifacts in our turkey tail mounts...the boyz just loved the embellishments...and yes I would wear it if I had a life outside the ranch...but what a great place to hang the cell phone while working in the garden. I love your primitive technique, it truly looks like an artifact straight out of the crypt...I think that's a compliment...ha!

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  3. Oh, yeah. Soooo Cool! You need to wear it with something very simple and black so that all attention remains on this piece. I love it!

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  4. I might not where this but I think it's an impressive feat of engineering! And so unique!

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  5. Love it. Can't wait to see you wear it.

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  6. Thanks so much for all your comments....I know this is a BIT large.....I forgot to add that the saber tooth is just knotted on with leather....it could be removed, and on occasion this could be worn as a choker.

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  7. What an amazing piece!!! I am off to look at more of your beautiful jewelry!

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