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A stellar piece of Biggs jasper in a beautifully crafted sterling gold washed filigree setting. What a landscape, canyon lands and mountains near and far with a sprinkling of sagebrush or gnarly ancient trees. Just listed @vintagepoetica@etsy.com #biggsjasper #deschutesjasper #oregonjasper #jasperjewelry #landscapejasper
My current remodeling project. Fabulous vintage clip on sterling earrings and brooch on their way to necklace and hook earrings. Using these gorgeous green vintage glass beads because they are the closest I have to Luna moth green. #mothjewelry #moth #lunamoth #thecuriousbead #thecuriousbeadetsy #insectjewelry
Fantastic old Arizona petrified wood and sterling cuff with Fred Harvey style stamping on the chisel split band. @thecuriousbead #petrifiedwood #petrifiedwoodbracelet #fredharveyjewelry #fredharveybracelets #navajobracelet #thecuriousbeadetsy #agatejewelry
Longtime favorite trio of fun zebra striped "wedding beads." These were made mid 20th century in the Czech Republic.  This type of bead was produced in many colors and shapes for trade in Africa. This is an especially nice collection of black and white flattened claws, tear drops and globular. #tradebeads #maliweddingbeads #zebrabeads #czechbeads #africantradebeads #thecuriousbead
Signed Zuni pendant and pin combo. Beautifully balanced combination of curves, dark and light, and true blue turquoise. #zunipendant #zunipin #zuniflower #vintagezuni #signedzuni #thecuriousbead #zunijewelry
I heard somebody whisper "Please adore me"
And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold! Blue moon! #laurelburch moon earrings #vintagelaurelburch #moon #crescentmoon #bluemoon #rodgersandhart #audreyfetsy
18th century carved, plastered and polychrome painted Anima Sola sculptures at a museum in Guatemala. Anima Sola, lone soul or lonely spirit. Eternally burning yet never consumed. #animasola #lonelysoul #purgatory #guatemala #sadness #suffering #santos #intranquilspirit
Ooh, handsome and hefty Victorian gold filled book chain. #bookchain #victorianchain #fobchain #victoriannecklace #thecuriousbead
Say yes to the hand loomed top (huipil) from a market in Guatemala. Buying anything handmade and sold by women near or far is dear to my heart. Also, dimples are irresistible! #womenmade #womenartisans #weavers #guatemala #supportwomen #huipil #textiles #dimples
A favorite and simple necklace I put together a long time ago. Colorful 100 year old Bohemian teardrops and small striped beads and wound Dutch rings. There are some newer looking light green glass rings in there as well. These were some of the first strands of trade beads I bought. They were a big splurge for me in 1990s. #tradebeads #maliweddingbeads #bohemianglassbeads #czechrepublic #thecuriousbead
A favorite and simple necklace I put together a long time ago. Colorful 100 year old Bohemian teardrops and small striped beads and wound Dutch rings. There are some newer looking light green glass rings in there as well. These were some of the first strands of trade beads I bought. They were a big splurge for me in 1990s. #tradebeads  #maliweddingbeads  #bohemianglassbeads  #czechrepublic  #thecuriousbead 
Antique filigree and carved Chinese amethyst bead earrings. #assemblageearrings #cantthrowanybrokenthingaway #antiqueamethyst #chineseamethyst #victorianfiligree #audreyfearrings audreyf
Stylish to the grave. Day of the Dead senoras wearing antique Naga bead necklaces and dangling from antique Chinese enamel beads. #dayofthedeadearrings #skeletonearrings #dayofthedead #calaca #skullearrings #audreyfearrings
Beautifully polished agate paired up with hard to find nuggety pink mussel beads. #musselbeads #shellbeads #agatependant #shellstonenecklace #audreyforcier #thecuriousbead #naturenecklace
Salvaged this ethereally beautiful old Eilat stone brooch and fashioned it into a pendant. The necklace is made up of vintage African malachite beads and a few newer chrysocolla beads. Love the velvety green malachite and cobalt azurite color mix. #eilatstone #mteilat #malachite #azurite #vintageisrael #israeljewelry #thecuriousbead
Vintage carved iridescent mother of pearl birds carrying deep red faceted old glass dangles. Just listed in my earring shop on Etsy. #audreyfearrings #carvedmotherofpearlbirds #carvedbirds #birdearrings #vintagebirdearrings #audreyfetsy #antiquebirds #birdjewelry
Czech glass eyes set into vintage Mexican sterling earring settings. The eyes are mass produced and inexpensive but pretty fab! Flashy metallic green and neon peach. Available in my earring shop audreyf on Etsy. #eyeearrings #glasseyes #eyejewelry #audreyfearrings #eyeball #iseeyou #eyes #allseeingeye
Took a bit of looking for me to see that these "old luggage" furniture pieces were cast bronze!! In the baggage claim area at #indianapolisinternationalairport by #ronbaron. #artinpublicplaces #oldluggage #vintageluggage #haveaseat
For the naughty one. Paper clay diablos from a Dia de los Muertos market in Mexico. Added a few trade beads and old shell heisi. Just listed in my earring shop audreyf on Etsy. #naughty #nice #diablo #dayofthedeadearrings #audreyfearrings #audreyfetsy