Sunday, June 12, 2011

Jewelry for Dreamers of a Bygone Era - The perfect piece for summer!

I'm excited to introduce a new piece to my Etsy store this week - a miniature collapsible working telescope necklace! This is a part of my Historical Charm collection and my new favorite piece of jewelry! I made one for myself, (another for my mother who instantly wanted her own) and one more to sell!

This piece reminds me of Jane Austen's Anne Elliot, who pined for her Captain Wentworth all those years he was off fighting in the Napoleonic Wars and earning his fortune...of Captain Aubrey and Dr. Maturin in the Master and Commander series by Patrick O'Brian.

This picture is on a cookbook for the Master and Commander series - it is open to a recipe for Sea Pie - a very old fashioned recipe...The Age of Sail...

The telescope is pretty open or closed. You can adjust it to the size you like. I like to extend it partially so you can see all of it, but not quite fully extended. It is really well made, not a cheaply made trinket.

I added a wire wrapped pearl for a touch of feminine sophistication. It's strung on a 30" brass chain - easily goes over your head. You can knot it in the back if you wish to make it smaller or you could always restring it on a velvet ribbon or another chain. I love that it really works - it has 2x magnification!

Can you smell the sea air? Hear the sea gulls? Check your telescope - is that a sail on the horizon? Is my true love coming back to me??

Why yes, this piece does make me sentimental. I'm an incurable romantic...that's why I love historical fiction and period movies with lovely costumes, drama and happy endings.

It's a very versatile piece - you can wear it with a dress or skirt and blouse or just a tank top and some shorts. I'll be wearing mine all summer, I think. I'm wearing mine right now and even though I'm getting ready for bed I don't want to take it off!

Isn't it gorgeous? It's up for sale right now. Only one available for now.

And for a bit of Summer Reading List pleasure - check out Jane Austen's Persuasion (free to read online if you don't have a copy) - a lovely tale about loving the Navy and the idea of going off on an adventure with your true love no matter what the dangers.

Or check out Patrick O'Brian's excellent historical fiction novels for wonderful sea adventures, warfare, courting young ladies, dangerous Frenchmen, spies, treachery, and exotic locales.

And if you haven't seen the movies for both - do check those out, too!

1 comment:

kim23 said...

this telescope necklace is very gorgeous, indeed! It's just perfect for summer! My favorite piece of jewelry too! I agree with you, this piece does make you sentimental...

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