Artificial Standards Prevail ~ victorian necklace brooch art collage

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Artificial Standards Prevail ~ victorian necklace brooch art collage


I call this one of a kind piece of mixed media art jewellry "Artificial Standards Prevail".

...give me artificial flowers ~ porcelain and metal glories ~ neither fading nor decaying, forms unaging...
~ K P Kavafis

A lovely bunch of porcelain flowers with burnished brass leaves have attracted a tiny metal bee to their artificial beauty. Gears and cogs turn in the background working to keep the artifice up to proper standards.

Built upon a brass pocket watch blank, this lovely collage may be displayed hanging upon your wall or once removed from the frame it may be worn as a brooch or as a necklace by attaching the included chain.

Art Jewellry: Jewellry that's designed to be displayed as art when not being worn.
Remove the piece from it's frame and wear it as a brooch or attach the chain and wear it as a necklace. When it's not being worn, display it in it's beautifully collaged frame.

Frame measures: 4~3/4"w x 6~3/4"h
(12.1cm x 17.1cm)at the outside

Chain length (inc. lobster claw clasps) 21~1/4" (54cm)

Pin/Pendant 2~1/2"w x 3~3/8" long (5.7cm x 8.6cm)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day!

Materials Used

vintage pocket watch parts, vintage watch parts and gears, vintage clock parts, glass beads, rhinestones, antiqued brass plated base metal charms and findings, brocade button, pearls, printed cardstock and paper ephemera, brass plated chain, brass plated

Product Attributes

Color: Silver

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United States
First Item: $ 12.00
Additional Items: $ 4.00


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CUSTOM DESIGNS:Yes! Gladly! Let me know what you have in mind and I'll let you know if I can do it, how long it'll take and the cost.

PAYMENT:Your order MUST be paid for as soon as you place it. If payment is not received promptly, your order will be canceled and the item will be re-listed.

SHIPPING:Shipping for United States is via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping for Great Britain and Canada is via First Class International mail. All items will be shipped the day after payment has been received, except for purchases made on Saturday which will be shipped the following Monday.

RETURNS:If for some unimaginable reason you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me as soon as you have received the item (preferably the day you receive it) so that we may reach a mutually agreeable solution.

REPAIRS:Sometimes things break. It's an unfortunate fact of life. I do my utmost best to sew, glue, wire, tie down and connect all the parts of my artwork in such a way as to make sure they are well built. If any parts of my workmanship should fail, please contact me so that we may discuss your repair options.


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