Monday, April 12

scrimshaw


Quite honestly, I do not need another thing to obsess over, collect and search for. But alas, I have found something. Scrimshaw. The interest was sparked last week at dinner when my friend Duff was wearing the above pendant. I nearly leapt from my seat and attacked the poor gal's neck. Thankfully, for me, she's the shop owner of Jean Jean Vintage (a longer post on her shop is in the works) and the necklace was available in her shop and thusly became my own! It came in the most sweet packaging too, what a great little present!


Below are more examples of scrimshaw I found on Etsy and elsewhere on the web.

7 comments:

Annie said...

That is a beautiful necklace. I love all of them!

BaronessVonVintage said...

just incredible!!!

Stace said...

wow so whimsical and retro-looking - the ships!

xStace

Brittany_Va-Voom Vintage said...

I love scrimshaw too! It's one of my husband's many hobbies! He told me that scrimshaw means "to waste time". The sailors used to scrimshaw on whale bones and teeth just to occupy themselves and it turned into quite an art! The pendants are gorgeous! Maybe I'll see if the hubby can make one for me! :)

Jean Jean Vintage said...

Thanks for this post Lauren! I think your new obsession is a worthy one.

Bree said...

How wonderful! I now love scrimshaw too. I awarded you the sunshine blog award. You have a very lovely blog & shop!

Katy Howieson said...

this is absolutely gorgeous! thought i'd mention a give away on bellefantaisie.net for one of my embroidered heart hairbands. Hope you like...

katy
xx

katyhowieson.blogspot.com

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