Puppets for Social Justice

One of the funnest jobs I ever had was doing wardrobe (dressing puppets) for a showcalled Ruffus The Dog. It disappeared off the TV once it’s run ended, but now its creators have… Continue reading

Keef is Kool

My copy of Keith Richard’s Life arrived today. I’ve only had time to look at the pictures, but Keef seems to be a watch guy. I can spot a chunky LED in pictures… Continue reading

Pretty Bird: Deco Silver Enamel and Marcasite Flamingo Brooch

I’ve already written about deco-era enamel figurative brooches, but I wanted to show a much prettier version. Flamingos were a favourite fowl of deco designers, and this one is particularly grand: it’s big… Continue reading

My Spooky Wook: Freaky Fingers

You know those fancy shrink-wrapped metallic Minx Nails that fancy ladies like Beyoncé wear? Well the Halloween version are press-on plastic, chrome-finished Freak Fingers (available at Shoppers Drug Mart). I’m sure this $2.99… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: Mexican Modernist Sterling Cuff Bracelet

One of the best things about Toronto are boxes filled with junk that are left on the sidewalks, the word “free” hastily scrawled on one of the flaps. I always stop to explore… Continue reading

My Spooky Wook: Now With More Snake

Just so you know, I traded in the rings that I found at the CAFTCAD sale for this cool, diamond-eyed snake ring. I couldn’t fight the overpowering snake theme of this week. Even… Continue reading

My Spooky Wook: Snakes

I have a bit of a collection of snake-themed jewellery. Enough that I have a whole jewellery box dedicated to all things serpentine. Pictured above are the two oldest pieces in my snake… Continue reading

My Spooky Wook: Eerie Accessories

I have written about this before, but if you have even the slightest proclivity toward Gothness, now is the time to stock up on accessories and makeup for the rest of the year.… Continue reading

I Spended Way Too Much Money Today

Why do I spend so much energy shopping for vintage in thrift shops (and sidewalks)? I am dedicated to the idea of recycling and upcycling as a way to reduce waste and I… Continue reading

My Committment to Sparkle Motion

Forgive the craptacular pictures, but I just had to share the fantastic jewels I got at the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale. I am particularly enamoured of the look of vintage 9ct chain (it’s… Continue reading

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