|The beyond kewl swirl thingies are from a 1935 royal typewriter. Any of the jewelry on my blog is available for sale. These earrings are on etsy right now!|
|The meaning of life and everything.. the numbers come from a NCR built between 1950 to 1968.|
|This is the paper guild from a 1935 royal typewriter. I very carefully shaped it around a mandrel after I cut, filed and sanded the edges. It's so simple but I love it!|
I pick through my baggies of parts ( I'm trying to keep them labeled so I know what came from what.. I've already got a small bag of pieces that I've lost track of where they came from) clean them, seal them when necessary, and then lay them out and think about them. Sometimes I sketch out an idea. I've had the bracelet idea in the last picture for 2 months.. since Jerry and Dan took the typewriter apart. We've since acquired a few more typewriters, so I can make a couple of more. It amazes me how different each typewriter's guts are, even among the same brands. If I ever trip over another 1935 royal typewriter I want it! assuming it was the same style that is.. We have a royal typewriter from the same era ( it's early 1930's but I don't have an exact date for it... the serial # data base doesn't list them just dates when it was made) but it's considerably different in style.
I'm having a blast!! Jerry is having a blast!!! the customer's are having a blast!! I think this is the most exciting chapter of my jewelry making passion yet!