Lastly, I have always been a fan of shrunken heads but strangely never seen one. My dream became a reality in the room that held about 20 of them at Ripley's. My favorite was the one below that was a child's shrunken head. They had it mounted so you could press a button to spin the head around and see it from all angles.
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum in midtown Manhattan yesterday. You got in free if you brought your dog. So Pony (my dog), Lulu (my kid) and I went primarily to see a skateboarding bulldog perform live. The museum was a little cheesy but there were a few awesome moments. I love all taxidermy. I love taxidermy even more when the dead animals are dressed up. I was very happy to find this fancy squirrel upon first entering the space. The other piece of taxidermy that was fabulous was this albino giraffe. I love all albino creatures and it was awesome to see such a huge one.
Katherine Streeter. She is also a friend of mine, and we traded this doll of hers for some jewelry of mine several years ago.
There's a new Anomaly Jewelry interview online. You can find it here in the "Buy Handmade" series (volume 16) on the blog Veranellies. Thanks so much for asking the questions, Trisha. Trisha also has a cute midcentury modern vintage shop on Etsy called veranellies. My pick for favorite items in her shop are these vintage mugs:
images courtesy of Elizabethknightjewelry.com
I love it when hair of any species is incorporated in jewelry. Using hair in jewelry has been a longstanding tradition and was very popular during Victorian times to memorialize the dead.
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