Reimagined Components: 1980's watch adjustable one size fits all with vintage button cabochon.
1888's Take: When I woke up from a nap this afternoon Ali was sitting in a chair having tea. She smiled and said how, how'd you sleep? I rubbed the recent rest from my brow and told her that I could have slept another three hours. Recently we've been working long hours trying to get our camper renovations van finished, as many pieces of up-cycled 1888 jewelry as we can as well as work our various other jobs that helps us make our ends meet. This must be a familiar story...why must we juggle so much just to get by? When Ali put her cup down she began telling me what we must start working on...whoah whoah whoah...I had woken up with plans to go the hardware store and get some tools we needed for the Van. We both made our arguments as to why each others tasks were most important and ended up making a game plan for the entire weekend. When we finished our conversation I had this incredible amount of joy take over me that we are the kind of partners that can put our personal wants aside and actual make a plan together that priorities everyones wants and needs while also being what is best for the partnership as a whole. Sometimes when two things come together like Ali and I 14 years apart and seemingly an unlikely pair or this watch and button...that previous to their current state would never have had a utilitarian reason for existing together...you find that together they are so much better...making the other more than the wholeness that they already were. Whether it's your parter, your friends, or the materials you make art with, be like two candle flames that when pushed together double their wholeness and brighten this exists, illuminating a better way to flow, performed in parallel.
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...
~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.
Appearing in various sizes & colors, the chevron is usually interpreted as signifying protection, & greatly resembles the Arrowhead. It is most commonly used as insignia on a military badge representing rank.
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.