Vintage Art Smith brass and tiger-eye orb necklace; circa 1950s Dimensions: Inner edge of torque 9" plus 4" gap; front width .75"; chain and ball 11"; ball 1" diameter; 79.8 gm Smith’s stunning kinetic ‘ball-and-chain’ suspends a glowing tiger-eye orb from heavy chain fastened to a brass neck ring. Standing just above the collarbone like sculpture, the orb dangles playfully, revealing shimmering depths and surreally shifting surfaces as it moves with the wearer.
Jakob Bengel - 1930s. Liberation of everyday, ‘artifical’ materials, those having no intrinsic value, for jewelry design was first possible in Europe in the early years of the 20th century. First-rate artists and designers experimented with everything that lent itself to jewelry - glass, horn, enamel, textiles, brass and other alloys, e.g., tombac; with hard rubber, celluloid, bakelite, paper, paint and wood. ‘Material snobbism’ was rejected by young designers; suited to Art Deco and Bauhaus
GREAT Site with all kinds of info on metalworking! More information on Embossing & Tooling Copper Foil, Brass Foil & Aluminum Foil A basic how-to for artists and crafters by The Whimsie Studio craftsmen
La Pistola y El Corazon. Miniature matchbox nicho shrine with nod toward colonial mexican art and the whimsical. comprised of the following: acrylic paint, crackle paint, matchbox, screws, bolts, rusting agent, religious ephemera, charms, wood, brass findings, clock coil and wheel.