Rockin’ show at La Encantada!

We felt super cool this past weekend at the Fine Art Festival at La Encantada in Tucson, as we were met with our first set of repeat customers from a year ago to date, PLUS a slew of brand new fans and compliments that have us still blushing with appreciation.  We’re also pumped about our new online store, renovated with vast improvements from design to navigation to product catalog.  Stay tuned for our Holiday Sales beginning NEXT WEEK! 

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Miaow!

Gearing up with Vintage Typewriter Keys & Watch Parts…

…Namely for this Sunday’s sure to be delectable trunk show at C’est La Vie

After a long day of putting finishing touches on new items, editing photos and scribbling up enticing product descriptions, I’ve finally managed to crack open the delicious Blue Moon that’s been staring me in the face for the last few hours.  With all the upcoming festivities, it’s been a rather exhausting preparation week but worth every ache and pain.  The new 1930s Royal typewriter keys limited edition collection is Rue de la Marguerite steam-punk style perfection, here’s a teeny taste of what’s coming up on the online store:

vintage steampunk typewriter key jewellery

“27” necklace, $120.00 - Oxidized Sterling silver circular chain, repurposed watch bands, vintage Gruen watch face with 10k rolled gold plate bezel & stainless steel backing, 1930s Royal typewriter keys (no. 2 & no. 7), Sterling silver findings. Approx. length 40”.

dutch world trade beads antique typewriter keys jewellery

“Dutch No. 5” necklace, $265.00 - Dutch donut world trade beads have been intricately woven on nickel-free bead chain through silver plate chain, complimenting the 1930s Royal typewriter key (no. 5) as the focal piece. Sterling silver findings. Approx. length - 30” – claspless.

vintage watch part steampunk Bulova jewellery

“$4” necklace, $139.00 - Antique brass Figaro chain, rose engraved silver plated spacers, industrial washers, vintage Bulova watch face with 10k rolled gold plate bezel & stainless steel backing, 1930s Royal typewriter key (no. 4), Girard-Terregaux & Co. watch part, Sterling silver findings & cat charm.

antique typewriter key jewellery steampunk style

“Marginal Commands (3)” $135.00 - Antique brass & copper curved-link chains let dangle 1930s Royal typewriter keys from oxidized Sterling silver findings. Approx. length - 30” – claspless. • These may be purchased as separate pieces at $55.00 each.

Okay, that’s all you lovelies get for now.  They should be up on the online storefront by tomorrow evening, so as per usual, keep your eyes, ears and paws at the ready.

miaow,

Rue de la Marguerite cat with watch necklace

At last, vintage typewriter keys!

Yesterday I hit the jackpot.  I mean JACKPOT.  And it only took five pit-stops to do so….

1930's Royal Typewriter, a.k.a. the jackpot

The perpetual hunt for watch parts takes me all around this little desert town, so this was clearly a wondrous end to yet another long, traffic jam’d treasure quest.Wouldn’t you know it, but a vintage 1930’s Royal typewriter in stellar condition was waiting for me at Casa de los Niños, and five minutes later, I happily pranced out of the store with it.

The magical thing about this find – besides the fact that it was still in working condition after 80+ years – is that I’ve been looking for antique typewriter keys for months.  Months.  Soooo, taking a hammer, wrench, pliers and other assorted mechanical tools, I went to town.  And looky what I got….

delicious antique typerwriter keys...

Part of me was torn about removing ’em all because it was REALLY cool to type with, that part being the 14 year old Moulin Rouge obsessed tween who wanted to doll up in Victorian clothes with Ewan McGregor and sing Bowie songs back and forth to each other to Baz Luhrmann’s direction.

Alas, I make jewelry.  So they had to come off. The back ache is worth it.

These sweet pieces shall be infused into an upcoming holiday line verrrryyyyy soon.  Keep your eyes, ears and paws at the ready.

miaow!

r.d.l.m.

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