Saturday, March 13, 2010

Ceci n'est pas une pipe"


I'm really excited about the new earrings that I made. I call them "Magritte" I recently found a pair of mismatched black pipes on eBay that instantly reminded me of the DaDa influenced surrealist artist Rene Magritte's painting called " La Trahison des Images".. The seller was claiming that they could possibly be "Bakelite" COULD BE.. I could tell that they were not just by looking at them. I have a certain fondness for Bakelite... Certainly my jewelry boxes and home exudes that. They are one of the four earrings that I made last night and these will be hard to part with. They are simple nothing fancy just minimal.. Less can be more. (the painting I was influenced by)

My other pair of earrings I took from vintage ladies watches that I recently found at the Cypress swap meet.. Tore them apart and here is the end results!
Christina S (Le Modern Trinket)


  1. wonderfully surreal! I really like the little watch faces! I was just wondering if they still worked? Great blog - what a happy find!

  2. Thank you we3 collective.. Unfortunately the watches are not working. Although I have others that I just bought at the flea market yesterday so I have yet to test them.I will keep you posted! Thank you on liking my blog.. :)


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