All the cute and the precious have been found. All the kitties and puppies have homes. The candy colored, the eco-friendly, the hipsters of the handmade are all duly covered elsewhere. Here I will find the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness. I am very particular in my tastes and though I promise you that I will share nothing but the most intriguing of my discoveries, you may not always like them. I must also confess that I have no real artistic nor fashion background to base my finds upon. These are simply discoveries dug up from the depths of etsy or perhaps elsewhere, brushed off and presented for your approval.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brass Ring

Time to grab the brass one...any one know what that even means?1. Multicolor Dial Copper and Brass Watch Wristwatch - kapadesigns
4. small brassy loop and hoops - victoriaaltepeter
Honestly, I'm a silver gal myself, but I do like the look of a nice antiqued brass. I know lots of folk love the look too, so here you are. It was hard to avoid the standard brass stampings, but I gave it a go. I know, one of these is, but it was so much more creative than the standard pieces that it caught my attention anyway.

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squadratomagico said...

I know! The phrase "brass ring" comes from an old custom in carnival carousels. At the edge of the carousel there used to be a hook with a set of rings on it. Riders could try to grab one off the hook as they went past. While most of the rings were tin or iron, one in the group was brass. The rider who got the brass ring could redeem it for a free ride.

TotusMel said...

Yay! Thanks for the enlightenment!

. c h o k l i t . said...

They used to have those at the Santa Cruz Beack Boardwalk when I was a kid - loved grabbing for those brass rings!

Cynthia Del Giudice said...

Thanks for featuring my brass riveted ring!