Lapin Paris (lapinparis) wrote,
Lapin Paris
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The Bunny Hutch et al

For the past few years, I have been making jewelry in rl. There's a great antiques extravaganza each month in an old airfield and it's worth the hour drive to attend it. I have my favorite vendors- the tiny French lady who wears a 1950's pill hat and sells things she has brought back from flea markets in Paris, the extroverted couple who buy out old warehouses and have plastic bins filled with antique buttons, old rubber stamps and type writer keys, and the booths I love the best- run by cranky old men who specialize in huge bins filled with "crazy, rusty crap".
What I glean there, and what I find at the local beads store and antique findings on Ebay, these are what I use to create necklaces and earrings.
Of course when I came to sl, I wondered if there was a way to transpose these necklaces into the virtual world.
With the help of my friends, I'm presenting a new line of necklaces. Here are a few pieces of my work:
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This necklace has a 1950's scotty dog from a gumball machine, and an older Cracker Jacks metal charm of a pitcher. Antique beads in pale pinks, black and white and an old silk ribbon.
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"Childhood" has a bottle cap cameo which I created using an actual photo of a little girl off to her first day of school in the 1960's. There's a Cracker Jacks metal Scotty dog charm, Mother of Pearl buttons, and little jewelry box keys.
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This simple necklace has a real antique dog tag from Paris. I painted it, antiqued it and painted the word, 'Paris" on it. Antique Czech beads were used along with amber beads.

Each of these pieces are meant to be unique and fun. I've sold them to boutiques and at Art Shows.
I hope you find them intriguing and that you'll stop by the Bunny Hutch , or one of my shops seen on my Profile Picks. I've also got a stall at the new and fantastic Steamworks! Upstairs from Terry Lightfoot's ~ To a T~ and next to Mayfair Aviation. See you there!
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