So, you know how crabs shed their shells and they are 'soft shelled' for a short period of time while their new shells calcify? Well, did you also know that they dance around like soft-shoed tap dancers of the early 1900s? Little known fact.
What does "D" stand for? (please tell me in the notes when purchasing!) The "D" comes from an ancient illumination in a manuscript. The paired image is of a fabulous bird flying through a flower garden. Gorgeous.
These quaint old advertisements from Italy (I believe... or maybe Greece) picture a girl riding on a grasshopper like it's a motorcycle, and a boy riding on a puffer fish, holding a sea star. It's just so cheery and fun! Hop on!
Nita Naldi was an American silent film actress who often played the vamp or femme fatale roles similar to Theda Bara. This painting of her adorned the cover of a magazine called Picture-Play in 1923. On the flip side of this pendant, a desert owl, perches, surveying all it can. The owl, of course, is a symbol of wisdom. And they are so cute too. Double bonus.
The Leonid asteroid showers were particularly dense in 1833 when this technicolor painting of them over Niagara Falls was made. A similarly colorful spray of flowers with a graceful lady sits on the other side. Both so lovely, evocative of another era.
Shhhhhh! You might hear the crackle of this stealthy night walking woman on the snow. A rare Alphonse Mucha painting--who is she? What is she doing in the winter night? Looking down the river you only have a few moments left to find her before the sun disappears. The frozen riverbed whispers of how quiet wintertime can be.
The neighborhood striped kitty rubs the whiskers of the striped snowcat who is visiting. So cute!! On the other side, a girl, I imagine her to be in 7th grade, smiles for her yearbook photo, headgear and all. We know how that awkwardness can feel...
A kudzu patch (is that what it is?) takes the impressively mathematical shape of a sin wave. Math nerds will appreciate the beauty of this. Anyone will appreciate the beauty of a rainbow over a golden canopy.
Young girls liked to talk on the phone from the very first days of the telephone. The smartphone addiction is nothing new. In the other photo, a native American chief is being interviewed and his voice recorded.
This pendant is a bit longer than some, making it a bit more dramatic. And the drama is warranted with these lovely images: Dawn (or is that Dusk?) languidly invites the coming day (or night?) on one side, while a trio of water birds discuss their plans on the other.
So simple, sweet, elegant. This pendant looks great from far away and up close. On one side a curious fawn looks directly into your eyes. On the other side, a cascade of lights in the shapes of hearts shower down.
Erte's fashion plates were so evocative of the era. These days, costumers around the world still harken to them for ideas. In this one, a lady boasts sleeves made entirely from long dangly chains off arm bracelets. How decadent! On the other side, another lady lounges in her own style of glamorousness.
Georges le Feure's work of the art nouveau era was exquisitely unique. Two lovely ladies adorn this pendant: one brunette, one blonde, both in earthy tones of pastels. Perhaps they remind you of two special ladies in your life? Mother, aunts, sisters, daughters, nieces, friends?
Yes, this image is from Harry Potter, but the story of a glowing deer comes from another place in my life. This pendant is longer than most and has that extra special shape, therefore. You will be enormously complimented on this pendant. It is stunning.
Two black and white pictures of a girl's childhood live on this pendant. On one side, a young girl stands against the wall, with all her dolls also facing the wall. On the other side, two images are merged into one--wherein two girls sit on some stairs; friends in one case, and enemies in the other.
I love how the reflection of the sky in the mountain lake on one side of the pendant is similar to the 'reflection' on the other side of the pendant. It's not actually a reflection; it's two Indian earrings side by side. The colors on both sides are rich and lovely. There is something deep and quiet about this pendant.
From the cover of the National Police Gazette, 1907, "A beauty of Paris. It does not make a particle of difference what her name might be..." I wonder if she would have agreed. I celebrate her here, and wish that we did have her name. On the other side, an ancient doodle of a thorn bush decorates the margins of this manuscript.
"It's dark as a dungeon and damp as the dew Where the dangers are double and the pleasures are few Where the rain never falls and the sun never shines It's dark as a dungeon way down in the mines"
Here's a little tribute to my Kentucky roots. This miner is ready, with his gas mask and lantern to head on down to save someone who was trapped in a collapsed mine. Maybe the bouquet of flowers sitting on a simple wooden chair await the safe return of the trapped man.
The elegant black and white still life with blossoms is wearable any day. It is stunning far away as well as up close. The other side depicts colorful berries and limbs with caterpillars, butterflies, and other insects. It's crawling with life...the best kinds!
The patina on this pendant comes from having been in salt air for a few days. I can seal it to remain like that if you like it, or I can polish it for you and it will be good as new. Let me know which you prefer!
Surely I'm not the only one who thinks the creatures of the deep are freaking amazing. This angler fish has a light that it hangs in front of its face that attracts other creatures which it can then attack and eat! Clever! On the other side, someone emerges from the deep, triumphant! There is an old greek word for emerging like this from water, "anodyomene."
Three shovels whose metal bits have been cut out to look like lace (!!!) on one side. On the other, a picture from the 1950's, the caption of which can be read, "Betty, shoveling it down." Clearly this is a play on words. It's also an appreciative nod to how womanliness, expectations, and shovel-use has changed over the years. This pendant measures slightly less than an inch in height.
Day and Night. Cold and Warmth. Air and Water. Fire and Ice. Humans and Unpopulated. The juxtaposition of the images on this pendant are sure to snag your emotions. You can wear one side one day, and flip it over the next.
Get your excercise costume! Comes in both female and male styles! This pendant features vintage advertisement images for some of the first calisthenics costumes made at the turn of the century. Pretty fabulous if you ask me.
Whether you're feeling black-and-white or epically colorful, this one's got it. Sphinx on one side, and stained glass design of imperial pheasants (firebirds) on the other. The extra length makes this pendant stand out between your collarbones. It's just YES.
On one side, a body plunges into the deep. On the other side, a version of Venus de Milo emerges from the sea. Delve in, give yourself over to that enormous project. Emerge, nascent and perfect, realizing the world for the first time. Every day, do both.
I love how wry and snarky this pendant is. Suggestion for the dating lady, "Don't sit in awkward positions-- and never look bored, even if you are. Be alert, and if you must chew gum (not advised), do it silently, mouth closed". And buttons.
This pendant looks really cool from far away. The flowers look like a grey pattern until you get closer and see they're ink-drawn flowers on a white background. On the other side, a wallaby sits on a dresser, contemplating the herringbone design around it.
An experiment first explored by tesla, this light garden has light seemingly blooming from the earth. On the other side, tiny bunnies hop across this Japanese fabric, with a large sun (or harvest moon?) in the background.