HowBizarreAtelier

Wearable Curiosities and Other Strange Delights

Naples, Florida · 10 Sales

HowBizarreAtelier

Wearable Curiosities and Other Strange Delights

Naples, Florida 10 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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Alison Chambers

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Alison Chambers

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5 out of 5 stars
(2)
bonredd

bonredd on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Unique and delicate, just a lovely piece, thank you for such a gorgeous piece of your art to wear! I really love it and get many compliments on this gorgeous necklace!

bonredd

bonredd on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful craftsmanship, purchased for my daughter for Christmas, she just loved it! One of a kind and so special!

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Wearable Curiosities and Other Strange Delights

For as long as I can remember, I've had a love of old, musty places filled with treasures from the past. I grew up on a farm in Connecticut and would spend most of my time in the woods, building forts and searching for old bottles and other archeological finds. My mother used to take me to salvage shops and I have vivid memories of walking through the aisles packed to the rafters full of old doors, crystal door knobs, player pianos and rusty farm implements. I was very young, but was so fascinated by these things. To me, it was better than any toy store.

This love of rusty old things is combined with a fascination with the macabre and bizarre, particularly where they relate to the past. From circus freak shows to the Victorian practice of memento mori (photographing the dead), I am intrigued and inspired by the darker side of life. My pieces are also inspired by my interest in religious art and iconography, medieval history and legend, cultural customs and practices, the paranormal, as well as most forms of music, art, design, and literature.

Throughout my life, I've amassed quite an interesting collection of curiosities and have started to incorporate them into the one-of-a-kind assemblage art pieces and jewelry pieces a.k.a. Wearable Curiosities and Other Strange Delights.

I will gladly accept custom orders and will take your images and/or any special items or ephemera and incorporate them into a meaningful assemblage or custom jewelry piece. These custom pieces make thoughtful and deeply-personal gifts and are created to stand the test of time, making them treasured family heirlooms as well.

Thank you for visiting!

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  • Alison Chambers

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am a jewelry designer, a mixed media artist and a lover of all things vintage and retro.

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