Jean Rousseau, Skull watch, 17th century

Jean Rousseau, Skull watch, 17th century

(Source: photo.rmn.fr, via bluekraken)

Anonymous said: Ariel, I am going through some old items from my husband's uncle and found three tokens. I was investigating on the computer and was surprised at how many people collect. As they are worth much and saw that you make jewelry items from them would you like if I mailed to you? They need cleaning and do not know if you can even use but if you would like they are yours. Thank you. Debbie Delwiche

Hi Debbie,
I would be honored to have them thank you!

Anonymous said: I was wondering if you still had any of those lunchburg train coins? Thanks!!

The Lynchburg Trolley & Bus tokens?

shadowplay : a piece I made in 2007(sold). I miss this one, well, I miss them all, and for some uncanny reason remember everyone who has ever bought any of my work…?!

shadowplay : a piece I made in 2007(sold). I miss this one, well, I miss them all, and for some uncanny reason remember everyone who has ever bought any of my work…?!

Saw this walking up a hill one afternoon. That. Was worth the breathlessness.

Saw this walking up a hill one afternoon. That. Was worth the breathlessness.

I really love graffiti. Intentional or not. That is all.

I really love graffiti. Intentional or not. That is all.

Finishing a up a job from April of this year. This was a 14K Yellow Gold Ring from the 1940’s, but we stole its shank and used it on another ring. So it was left all alone and she had a loose diamond, so I formed a bezel and created a bail and soldered them both on. Set the stone and polished it up. Ta da! I love the east to west configuration, maybe it’s my personality, I like to be different. It works. 

Finishing a up a job from April of this year. This was a 14K Yellow Gold Ring from the 1940’s, but we stole its shank and used it on another ring. So it was left all alone and she had a loose diamond, so I formed a bezel and created a bail and soldered them both on. Set the stone and polished it up. Ta da! I love the east to west configuration, maybe it’s my personality, I like to be different. It works. 

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robots.

I make sentimental pictures of places I love. Sometimes I make pictures of places others love. This is my life. I make art. I am grateful to be able to do what I love to support my family during trying times as these. Thank you for looking. I am glad to make a picture of a place you love. Tell me about it. What makes it special to you? Local myths and secret spaces are my favorite. Iconography of a place interests me, history and memories are important to me. I try to make each painting an heirloom and conversation piece, every time you look at it, you see something new. :) ariel

I make sentimental pictures of places I love. Sometimes I make pictures of places others love. This is my life. I make art. I am grateful to be able to do what I love to support my family during trying times as these. Thank you for looking. I am glad to make a picture of a place you love. Tell me about it. What makes it special to you? Local myths and secret spaces are my favorite. Iconography of a place interests me, history and memories are important to me. I try to make each painting an heirloom and conversation piece, every time you look at it, you see something new. :) ariel