This post is for Gretchen...

April 22nd, 2010 in member junk     
Born_in_a_barn Born_in_a_barn, member
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This little lady is 4 inches long and 2 3/4 inches across. The picture is loose, it used to be held in place by a brass stick that would have been attached to a chain on a very old grandfather clock, but my son thought it was cool and it is gone now.
This is the frame without the lady.
Picture is faded but in decent shape.
Back view shows where the stick would slide through holding the picture in place
The stick slid through these holes.
This little lady is 4 inches long and 2 3/4 inches across. The picture is loose, it used to be held in place by a brass stick that would have been attached to a chain on a very old grandfather clock, but my son thought it was cool and it is gone now.

This little lady is 4 inches long and 2 3/4 inches across. The picture is loose, it used to be held in place by a brass "stick" that would have been attached to a chain on a very old grandfather clock, but my son thought it was cool and it is gone now.


Gretchen, I really love your jewelry designs and thought you might be able to use this little gem. I got it in a box lot at an auction, box had some tools I wanted so this was free. While I can appreciate it's beauty it is wasted in my hands so I am offering it to you for the same price I paid FREE! If you want it just post or send me (david.johns@me.com) a mailing address and I will send it your way. Only thing I ask is you post pictures of whatever she becomes. Interested??

She was originally hung from a grandfather clock I believe. She used to have a really neat brass stick, with an eyelet on the top, threaded through the holes in the back and that held the picture in place. If I happen to find it I will send it too, but chances are slim.


posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, artwork, free

Comments (7)

Born_in_a_barn writes: The lady is on her way to Minnesota. Posted: 7:00 pm on April 24th
Born_in_a_barn writes: cool. Posted: 7:27 pm on April 23rd
MimiToria writes: Ahhh, so kind of you to think of me. Of course, I would be honored and love to take you up on your offer. Sorry, I didn't see this right away, but my best friend did and told me about your offer.
I will email you privately with my address. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness and of course, I'd love to share the jewelry redesign I use this piece in with everyone on JMS.
Gretchen Posted: 5:29 pm on April 23rd
Born_in_a_barn writes: Thanks so much RustyDiva, I sent her a message via her blog. Of course I could spend awhile looking through her blog...too bad I am just on a break at work :-(
Maybe later.... Posted: 2:12 pm on April 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Love the lady in the tiny frame and it would make an awesome piece of jewelry. If you don't get a response here from Gretchen then she has a blog Mimi Toria's Designs and I think there's a contact e-mail on it. Very sweet of you to share! Posted: 10:10 am on April 23rd
Born_in_a_barn writes: Yes she does, I hope she reads this post before my kid finds the rest of this thing and it all disappears. :-) If I was a girl I would definitely wear her stuff but since I am a guy I figured I could at least contribute something cool. Posted: 9:49 pm on April 22nd
junkermidge writes: That's a gorgeous piece. So nice of you to think of Gretchen. She does amazing things with her jewelry.
Midge Posted: 9:39 pm on April 22nd
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