New Pieces…

These new items will be hitting the main shop throughout the morning:

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These beauties are now stocked at The Lion’s Nest in Austin, TX:

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These beauties are now at Arcana boutique in Portland, Maine:

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Also recently listed is this beautiful vintage Navajo storyteller ring in my destash shop:

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That’s it for now folks! Stay tuned for more news-

xxStray Arrow

Brimfield Antiques Show

This past week and weekend I visited the show at Brimfield. For those who don’t know about it, Brimfield is an expansive antiques show in Western Massachusetts that occurs three times a year. The Brimfield Show happens in May, July, and September, and always from a Tuesday to Sunday. People travel from all over to go to the show. I normally go twice to cover all of the fields. While my main objective each time is to go and cry over all of the beautiful vintage jewelry I wish I could afford, it’s always fun to see what other treasures people are offering up to the sunlight. Below is an offering to you if you couldn’t be there in person! I’ve compiled a few photos from each day.

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Tuesday. Day 1.

Brimfield rows

middle eastern

artifacts

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Steel Punches

squash blossom setup

The Stray Arrow decked.

*Jewel wear for the day.

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Saturday.

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grand Brimfield tree

creepy...

saxophone

native case

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native case 3

native case 4

native case 5

Hopi Rope Dance Ring

*Hopi rope dance ring.

The Stray Arrow NWCoast

*took this beautiful bracelet home with me! A sterling silver piece from the Northwest Coast. This stunner is completely hand etched, and unique in the it has two heads instead of a head and tail theme. The back is joined by tail feathers from each head. Inside is stamped AND signed! A rare find.

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Stray Arrow.

*jeweled get up second day, including a large genuine wampum necklace.

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I also walked off with a couple tidbits for display during the upcoming Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn.

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In other news things will slowly be changing in the shop. For the next two months I’ll be doing some slight alterations, and during the month of June it is possible that some of the “MADE TO ORDER” items will be temporarily or permanently taken out of the shop. These items include mini stacking rings, stud earrings, and nose screws. If you have any concerns about this feel free to ask! (email: StasiaArts[at!]yahoo.com). If you’re pondering an item, best to snag it soon! Especially with the MAY SALE almost over.

Cheers!

xx Stray Arrow.

Old Loves…a peak at vintage pieces

The innate desire to adorn our bodies has carried on throughout the ages. Over time most folks acquire collections; each piece visually expressing a piece of their person. Tonight I’ll be sharing a few pieces of mine that have stuck, clinging to the depths of my many jewelry boxes…trunks…drawers. Most have been passed down from my grandmother. One of the signature 1950’s American ladies with drawers chock full of costume jewelry and old treasures, drifting near their gold tubed bright carnelian lipsticks… 

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Costume, war pin.

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A pocket watch from my grandfather, engraved with his initials…

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Vintage silver and natural turquoise cuff bracelets. All except the larger silver piece from my grandmother…

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Vintage seed bead necklaces from my grandmother and great nana from Carpathian mountains…

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A lovely vintage French lace and shell button necklace I found in a tiny antique store in Avallon, France. Paired with a vintage Greek bronze necklace, and old locket…

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Southwestern jewels, including a most beloved “Story Teller” ring, and old Navajo green turquoise ring…

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An old (Turkish?) belt, and an all time favourite. I’m not a fan of wearing belts in general, but one of my friends who shares a love in antiquing captured this beauty for me. This Victorian belt is made of old black velvet and silver. It hooks gingerly and because of the era, actually fits me. It’s such a lovely piece with fine detailing…

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Ancient dynasty Chinese earrings made with silver and other metals, paired with Middle Eastern earrings…

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Last but not least, my squash blossom. I’ve always wanted one of these grand pieces. The one I was lucky to find is of a smaller scale compared to others I’ve seen which is perfect for me. The silver work is beautiful, and each hollow bead is handmade unlike squash blossoms that came along in later decades. The natural turquoise is a high quality deep blue, possibly Morenci mine (definitely from one of the Arizona mines). This piece is stamped and signed by the artist which is important to me on old pieces. Not only for authenticity, but because the artist cared enough about their work to claim. This piece is Navajo made.

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That’s all folks! Stay tuned to the blog for a Stacking Ring guide coming soon. New items will also be hitting both shops this Sunday morning!

xx Stray Arrow