ARTchaeology

ARTchaeology...the ART of archaeology

Pennsylvania, United States · 203 Sales

ARTchaeology

ARTchaeology...the ART of archaeology

Pennsylvania, United States 203 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   UPCOMING VENDING: around the Pittsburgh PA, USA area
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ALL SHOWS ARTchaeology will be vending are in the PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (USA) and SURROUNDING AREA
Anyone wishing to book a home, office, church show, convo me to set a date.

****FYI: OOAK stands for "One Of A Kind" ****If you are local to the Pittsburgh and .
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Announcement
Last updated on Jul 26, 2016

UPCOMING VENDING: around the Pittsburgh PA, USA area
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>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
ALL SHOWS ARTchaeology will be vending are in the PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA (USA) and SURROUNDING AREA
Anyone wishing to book a home, office, church show, convo me to set a date.

****FYI: OOAK stands for "One Of A Kind" ****If you are local to the Pittsburgh and .
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Lisa Marie Bruno

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Lisa Marie Bruno

Christian cross beaded bracelet
US$30.00
1950s mustard yellow slim line necktie
US$9.99
Vintage necktie 1776 liberty bell motif
US$9.99
Steampunk gear n rhinestone ring
US$9.99
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About

From re-cycling for necessity to up-cycling for preservation

Back in the 1960s my mother and I started recycling because of necessity. Dad’s trucking jobs weren't always reliable and she had 4 girls to put though school. Beside teaching art at our high school mom began making miniature accessories for doll houses using recycled material. At times I would help her make items and other times I would come up with my own ideas and execute them. We vended together at miniature shows up and down the east coast. She also made costumes for us and on occasion would lend them to people.
One year when someone called to borrow a costume I told her, “We now rent them”. I abandoned the miniatures and now went into designing costumes. I continued on to fashion school. Still preferring costumes I opened a costume design/rental shop.
After losing my mother to a 4-year battle with cancer I moved my shop to a larger location. While packing, moving and inheriting mom's art supplies and materials I realized I had tons of original items from the 1940s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. I found Victorian gloves, Art Deco pieces of jewelry from the 30s, fabric from the 50s, doilies and laces from the turn of the century and much more. I Collected all my buttons, beads, trims, etc and put them in one place. (see photo) I realized if a made one garment every day of my life I still would not use every button, bead and piece of fabric I owned. So I began to make jewelry, assemblage treasures, dolls and other objects d'art. The art I create now is not merely recycling as much as it is preserving a piece of history. Charm bracelets filled with buttons & beads that have a history. Ethnic dolls made of fabric with a story to tell and so on. I am using recycled materials not because I have to now, but because I want to. Because it's my way of lessening my carbon footprint. Much of what we discard is still useful and beautiful, so I proudly use it in my art.
Still working in fashion and costumes under the name "Mustard Seed Productions", I include jewelry making, fashion accessories and other objects d'art to the retail end of my business calling it "ARTchaeology". ART with a history!
When a friend told me about Etsy I immediately signed up and have been vending here since 2008.
To find out why I call my shop ARTchaeology click on my profile page at Etsy and I'll tell you more.
Thank you for reading my little story and I hope you enjoy your visit to my boutique. If you like the treasures here at ARTchaeology 'share' with your Facebook friends by forwarding my links and clicking 'like' on my page.
As always, stop back again & have a fan-tabulous day!
Ciao! Lisa Marie

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Shop members
  • Lisa Marie Bruno

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Historic Fashionista

  • Lorraine Thornton-Bruno

    My Mother & Inspiration

    My mother was an artist in her own right. Her business was creating miniatures for dollhouses. She is no longer with us but because of her love & encouragment I am the artist & entrepenuer I am today.

  • Giuseppe Bruno

    Transportation Manager

    After mom passed I hired dad to help me. One day I asked him to take the Pgh Pirate baseball team's new mascot costume to them. He asked for the P.O. form. I didn't have one, I wasn't thinking, but thanks to dad's trucking background he was thinking!

Shop policies

Last updated on November 23, 2015
Welcome to ARTchaeology. We have been waiting for you.
My on-line boutique is set up like an archaeological site.
Within pyramids and ancient buildings you will find various chambers (rooms).
In MOI boutique you will also find similar various chambers.

Enjoy yourself!
Browse at your leisure; have a cup of cappuccino, latte or espresso while you shop!
We are here to make your shopping enjoyable and hassle free.
When you decide on which treasures you want to add to your shopping cart don't forget to read the little 'Thank you for your purchase' surprise message- it was written just for you!
Courtesy of ARTchaeology! :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Money Order
Payment
Yes I do accept payment! :)
PayPal is the best and the fastest method. I do, however, accept money orders and checks. But I first have to wait until they are cleared by the bank.
BUT in the meantime I am busy packaging your treasure and readying it for immediate shipping once things are cleared.
I will also trade with Etsy venders. There are so many wonderful talented artists in the world wide circle I would be honored to make a 'dollar for dollar' trade. Just message me and we can chat about details.
Shipping
S & H prices:
To be determined by weight of item, box or envelope and where buyer is located.
People living in Australia please contact me first so we can calculate your shipping.
SHIPPING: I am in my studio for shipping on Mondays only.
EXAMPLE: If you order AND pay for your item on Sunday, I will ship that following day on Monday. If you order on Tuesday I won't be able to ship until the following Monday.
EXCEPTIONS: If there is a need for a rush on an item, contact me, say 'pretty please with a cherry on top" and I will to run to my studio even if in a blizzard to retrieve your purchase and promptly package and ship to you!
Refunds and Exchanges
Because 99.9% of my supplies are vintage (including the gems I incorporate into my artwork) there will be some discoloration, some rust, some sign of age.
Please be aware of this. Many of the items I use have been loved over the years but be assured they are clean and polished. Only under extreme bad quality will I make a refund. Unless you are so unhappy with your treasure that it makes you cry we will refund and you may keep the item (or return, it is up to you). I try to describe everything as honestly as I possibly can.
All I ask in return is that you first come to me to resolve this problem before you post feedback.
I am an artist first, and 'business mogul' second so all I want is a happy customer!
Because the ephemera and papers I use in my altered-art, up-cycled, re-purposed, collages and greeting cards are also vintage they do not have archival quality.
That means that in 40-50 years from now there may be some deterioration of treasures. Please be aware of that before you purchase, as there will be no refunds for this reason.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you see a pair of earrings that are pierced and you wish to order them in screw-back or clip- on style, please let me know. If possible, I will accommodate you FREE of charge!
If any earring needs to have sterling or gold findings, there will be an additional cost. I can also substitute metal chains for sterling silver or gold but there will be an extra cost and extra time frame to accomdate. No problem.
Just convo me for more details.