After everything that's been unfolding in Japan, it was very encouraging to read a story yesterday of an 80 year old woman and a 16 old boy that were rescued from the rubble . Both still alive after nine days. Amid all the tragedy....... a miracle story.
When l found this single earring many years ago, never would l have imagined using it as a sad reminder of ones that are lost forever.
This little Japanese earring has been patiently hand carved with the little bird inside.
Burnt orange rose which (though l've tried to find out, l don't know the name of), sits inside a ceramic photo frame with mother of pearl necklace, that probably dates from the turn of the last century. It's one of my favourite pieces of jewellery and l wear it heaps. l bought it a few years ago at the local trash & tresh for 50 cents.
Here l've changed the flower to white (Iceburg), it sits with various mother of pearl buttons and knife & fork. Though the cutlery is pretty enough, it'd be useless to eat with. Also are lace gloves with mother of pearl buckle. A small tin container inlaid with M O P is actually an ashtray.
On the left is an Art Nouveau ring inlaid with M O P which l suspect dates from around 1880, it's worn on nylon hailspot gloves circa 1950. Neither of them fit on my chunky hands so it's just as well l'm not on the invitation list to that wedding.
l was really happy with this pic, it was taken at the same time as the ones above but l've just changed bit and pieces including the background. l've also been fiddling with the settings on my camera including the ISO settings. Not sure what that means and my chance of reading (or understanding) the written instructions is slim, but today l had a bit of a chat about camera settings with my Sister (who has a new camera and enjoys the technical stuff)...... anyway l was off like a brides' nightie to experiment. You can view her lovely blog here.
What fun l had messing around, just wish l'd remembered to write down what l'd done. Finding and using the super macro helped produce the clear image of the earring - (first photo).
Love the mother of pearl tiles. Would be kinda like having a shower in a shell wouldn't it. Image from aeria.com.au
Hot pink M O P inlaid dresser. image from casasugar.com
Well my friends, be safe and happy til next time.