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Mama, what’s this thing here?

IMG_2056These earrings that I just posted at Augenblick Photo reminded me of a funny experience I had recently that reminded me I’m, well, getting old.

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I took my daughters to the Kommunikation Musuem a couple of weeks ago.  If you are ever in Berlin I highly suggest this museum by the way, especially if you are traveling with children.  The museum is dedicated to communication in its many forms and has very innovative displays and even talking robots.  Since it is also in an absolutely gorgeous old building and only costs 4 Euros (!) to get in with kids under 6 free, there is simply no reason to stay away.

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My five year old daughter Mia loved a display with old rotary phones that ring at random but at first she was confused by what in the world they could be.  “Mama, what’s that thing there?” she asked and hardly believed me when I said it was a telephone.  I still remember the old yellow rotary phone we had when I was a kid.  We even had a party line.  My sister and I loved to annoy the old ladies on there by butting in on their conversations.  My, how times have changed!

 

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New Photo Jewelry At Augenblick

I’ve offered photo jewelry in my shop Augenblickphoto for a while now, but I’ve never really expanded the section.

Part of the problem is the materials (mainly brass frames) are fairly expensive which made me a little more reluctant to experiment than I might have otherwise.

Also, the jewelry never got that much attention or sold well, though handmade jewelry, in general, is hard to market.

I recently found a new way to make jewelry that I’m very excited about.  I print my own photographs on white plastic and then seal the pieces with matte varnish.

The material is fairly lightweight but also thick enough to be substantial.  I’ve been enjoying mixing metals with the pieces, from raw copper to matte gun metal to antique brass.

I’ve been wearing a lot of the pieces myself and love the organic look of them and the feel.  Just like my photo stones, only a little better.

The photographs shown here are all pieces I plan to list in the next week or so, so please stay tuned.

 

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