Good Guy/ Bad Guy: Part 1
Another piece is now completed!! It was inspired by the cowboy button featured and took a child like spin when I found the toy cap guns at a local antique shop. I loved using found items with these bright colors. The stars are from beer bottle caps, and of course there is a playing card element that I love to use. I am definitely not the first one to be inspired by this little guy, nor the last. Since this button was mass produced in Japan, you can find him in MANY places. Below are two examples created by a couple of my favorite jewelry artists. The top image is a sterling silver belt buckle titled “Urban Cowboy”, this piece was created by Sweetbird Studio and is available for sale on her website www.sweetbirdstudio.com The second image is a brooch made by Robert Ebendorf for the Signs of Life 2010 show at Facere in Seattle. It is titled “The Face with no Name” created in tin and found parts. It could possibly still be available for sale if you inquire at Facere. Below is my piece titled “Ranger”. The materials used are: copper, sterling silver, tin, toy gun, bottle caps, playing card, resin. The pendant can be removed from the necklace entirely. ”Ranger” is only half of the story, there is also his companion piece called “Sheriff”!