Friday, January 29, 2010

Butterfly Catcher And The Rye

Butterfly Catcher And The Rye
A partial homage to J.D. Salinger, who died last Wednesday at age 91.
He so hated the notoriety from his best selling novel, Catcher In The Rye, that he became a recluse in his home in New Hampshire.
So , in his honor, a collection of rhinestones, crystals, and silver butterflies share the stage for this necklace.
I searched hard for this Rye decanter label. I caught this specimen from an antique store in West Virginia.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

One Love

One Love
from the barware series
by One Of A Crane
A smattering of loved items come together to create One Love.

Monday, January 25, 2010


I don't advocate trespassing through someone else's lawn, but I just couldn't help myself.
My thought is, that if you hurry and act natural, no one will notice.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Old Man Winter

Old Man Winter
from the Cabinet ware series
by One Of A Crane

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just A Memory

Just A Memory
on a
24 inch antique brass chain

Thursday, January 14, 2010

You Had To Be A Big Shot

My Mother's Cross
A recent excavation in Spain has found that Neanderthals wore jewelry!!
No, this necklace isn't one of the relics, but almost. The cross was my mother's, that she wore in the 70's. The other trinkets are thrift store finds and pieces that friends have gifted me.
Archaeologists found shells with holes drilled in them. Perhaps, they were strung on a necklace or even a bracelet. Wearing jewelry denotes the ability of symbolic thinking.
Maybe these primitive beings weren't as primitive as we thought.
Humans have been adorning themselves with ornamentation for 250,000 years! I would bet that Neanderthal woman was trying to detract from her prominent brow ridge. All women should be aware of this detract-the-eye trick, especially if they are Neanderthalish. A colorful scarf paired with a chunky necklace can work wonders!
I really don't want to think they were trying to embellish their looks. I mean, who wants to draw attention to yourself when you're chinless and have a forward jutting jaw.
I think that we need to change our opinions about Neanderthals . They've had a bad rapt for long enough. Desiring bling is a sign if higher thinking that sets you apart from a crowd. You know, makes a statement
"Ornaments show you're part of the in-crowd, or a big shot. Early humans used symbols, and it's considered a hallmark of an intelligent, social species"
Joao Zihao, archaeologist University of Bristol in England

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Git It

Good Stuff
Gotta Git It!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Good Stuff

Good Stuff
Necklace by
One Of A Crane
A 2010's signature.
A reminder and an advertisement all in one!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Be A Bird

So tired of dreams of flying,
she decided to become a bird.
No more if
just when
and ready can't