Reimagined Components: Vintage black and gold flower button set inside of a reworked vintage LA Express clasp watch with an antique mother of pearl button backer hidden on the inner side of the bracelet.
1888's Take: We often try to give meaning to everything that comes about in life as a way to give things a more powerful effect, to give it more importance or purpose. At times I see others struggling to make sure this always holds true in their lives. To not speak, create, or give anything without a groundbreaking meaning behind it. But for me... I adore the idea of some things just simply existing for the sake of beauty. No meaning, no purpose, no hidden riddle to contemplate and come to a conclusion on... just existing as the beautiful thing that it is. As frustrating as that might be for some to completely let go of the concept of purpose for all, it's in fact freeing to hush the mind's wandering and see nothing but the beauty that is.
Buttons are filled with historic symbolism. From the beautiful mother of pearl buttons made in the 1940's by the Lucky Day Co., to those still being pulled from the earth having fallen from the uniforms of Confederate & Union Civil War soldiers alike. Wearing buttons as jewelry may have a more practical history. Perhaps, it was just a smart thing to do should one lose a button from their jacket. One could then find cause to wear a button as a symbol of preparedness, protection & backup...
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts & feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
~Watch n’ clock~
The incredible craftsmanship required to create a piece of machinery so sensitive that it can keep perfect synchronous motion is a true testament to human ingenuity and artistry.
~Mother of Pearl~
The iridescent lining of a sea mollusk, it is said to bring about prosperity, heighten intuition and imagination.
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in one of our designs. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.