Midweek Modness: Brass Rafael Canada Pendant and Unsigned Brutalist Ring

At the Junction Flea, the dealers walk around checking our each other’s tables and buying stuff. I found this unsettling at first because I felt that they wanted to buy something from me and turn around and sell it for twices as much. Of course, I would prefer to have more money instead of them. But now I can see that this sort of buying and selling finds a natural balance. For example, I found this Rafael freeform pendant for $10. It is missing its chain and the back looks like someone tried to turn it into a brooch as least twice. But $10!

I bought it, of course. Then the same dealers came by my table and bought the pair of leather and brass travel frames for $10. So we came out roughly even.

And speaking brass, I also recently picked up this brutalist ring.