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A behind the scenes glimpse at my work process. You can check out the end result here www.tomatedepingles.ca
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[behind the scenes] i’ve already started playing with my new loom. been reading up about plain weave, claps weft, weft faced and warp faced weaving… there are a lot of possibilities out there and i’m feeling lit! you guys know what that means, right? that means new models of woven goodness coming straight at you in 2018!

[behind the scenes] i’ve already started playing with my new loom. been reading up about plain weave, claps weft, weft faced and warp faced weaving… there are a lot of possibilities out there and i’m feeling lit! you guys know what that means, right? that means new models of woven goodness coming straight at you in 2018!

Did you know... You can get  FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in my online shop? Yup, that’s right: get free WORLDWIDE SHIPPING for any order over 25$.  Enjoy!  www.tomatedepingles.ca

A little punk, a little tribal, ethical jewelry by tomatedepingles

Found these beauties a few weeks ago. The boat shuttle is antique and handmade. But it needs love: there is no varnish and it’s quite rough so it also needs a good sanding. The funny looking rag shuttle is also antique and handmade. It’s fit for use, but it’ll be just a decoration. The round “container” can only hold about a yard of rag. So I’ll keep on using “my not at all pretty but totally practical” rag shuttles. That tiny one is a pirn. I thought it was a tapestry bobbin. Oh well!

Found these beauties a few weeks ago. The boat shuttle is antique and handmade. But it needs love: there is no varnish and it’s quite rough so it also needs a good sanding. The funny looking rag shuttle is also antique and handmade. It’s fit for use, but it’ll be just a decoration. The round “container” can only hold about a yard of rag. So I’ll keep on using “my not at all pretty but totally practical” rag shuttles. That tiny one is a pirn. I thought it was a tapestry bobbin. Oh well!

| behind the scenes |  This is a custom order, made to look exactly like a previous necklace i made. I can rarely do such a perfect copy, since all my designs are one of a kind.  I think I'm in love with this all black, punk rock beauty. Get yours too! www.tomatedepingles.ca

A little punk, a little tribal, ethical jewelry by tomatedepingles

| behind the scenes |  I'm into off centered / monochromatic pictures these days... Just a little experimental phase i suppose ;)

| behind the scenes | I'm into off centered / monochromatic pictures these days... Just a little experimental phase i suppose ;)

as you can see, this bold babe requested a custom mix and match pair of zippers.  i can also make a mix and match pair for you, they will be custom made, and at no extra cost, too!  i can send you odd numbers as well, if you have more (or less 😉) than 2 piercings!  just dm me and we’ll get talking www.tomatedepingles.ca

as you can see, this bold babe requested a custom mix and match pair of zippers. i can also make a mix and match pair for you, they will be custom made, and at no extra cost, too! i can send you odd numbers as well, if you have more (or less 😉) than 2 piercings! just dm me and we’ll get talking www.tomatedepingles.ca

[behind the scenes] my new loom is all in solid wood – except for the reed, that is in metal - and it’s a great size for small projects. fits perfectly on my lap too! its also versatile, because I can weave cloth or tapestries. the rear of the frame has a removable indented bar that can be used as a makeshift cloth rolling beam

[behind the scenes] my new loom is all in solid wood – except for the reed, that is in metal - and it’s a great size for small projects. fits perfectly on my lap too! its also versatile, because I can weave cloth or tapestries. the rear of the frame has a removable indented bar that can be used as a makeshift cloth rolling beam

[behind the scenes]  my birthday came early this year ;) I got myself (yet another) loom! I think this one is my 7th 😜 in my defense, all of my looms are different from one another  [behind the scenes] birthday came early this year: got myself another loom! this little guy is a vintage toy, a Spears weaving loom, dating from the 50s, built in the UK. it had never been used! 😍 apart from a slight musty smell on the yarn it came with, it’s in perfect shape, even the box is mint

[behind the scenes] my birthday came early this year ;) I got myself (yet another) loom! I think this one is my 7th 😜 in my defense, all of my looms are different from one another [behind the scenes] birthday came early this year: got myself another loom! this little guy is a vintage toy, a Spears weaving loom, dating from the 50s, built in the UK. it had never been used! 😍 apart from a slight musty smell on the yarn it came with, it’s in perfect shape, even the box is mint

This is what happens when 8mm film is not stored properly: it gets very brittle and fragile, curls up onto itself and sticks tightly together – and, as the chemicals breakdown, it also starts smelling like vinegar.  #yuck . I buy films in lots, so once in a while I have a bad batch. I’m always sad when I find film canisters only to open them up to find them unfit for jewelry making.  . Now I’ll never know how Diane and Paul’s Niagara Fall 1963 Honeymoon was! ;) . www.tomatedepingles.ca

A little punk, a little tribal, ethical jewelry by tomatedepingles

8mm film was used from the 30s to the 60s. in order to age well, it has to be stored away from the sun, the heat, the humidity, and preferably in an airtight container. that’s not how we usually store our stuff, family memorabilia’s and the such, hence sometimes precious memories don’t survive through the years . www.tomatedepingles.ca A clickable link is in my bio, boo! . . . . #tomatedepingles #te #treatyourself #becausewhynot #yolo

A little punk, a little tribal, ethical jewelry by tomatedepingles

I’ve been selling these zipper earrings for over 10 years. I made my first pair, for myself, when I was a teen, actually... in the 90s #eek  I still wear that pair very often.  .  Last year was my 10 year anniversary and I “cleaned up” my order sheet, retiring some models and reviving some older ones.  .  I hesitated a lot about the zipper earrings because, to be honest, a lot of people sell them online now, which wasn’t the case 11 years ago. And I don’t like doing things others do too ;)

A little punk, a little tribal, ethical jewelry by tomatedepingles

my jewelry stand that i usually use for picture taking was reflecting colors on my jewelry. so i had to improvise a little ;)

my jewelry stand that i usually use for picture taking was reflecting colors on my jewelry. so i had to improvise a little ;

[behind the scenes – 2/2] But this is the first time I actually see the titles of the movies - usually the movie header is too damaged for me to use. I found out - by making a _really not safe for work_ search on the internet - that those two movies are what you could call “classic” bondage movies. Get your pair - if you dare - here https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/501910182/edgy-earrings-8mm-film-earrings-adults

[behind the scenes – 2/2] But this is the first time I actually see the titles of the movies - usually the movie header is too damaged for me to use. I found out - by making a _really not safe for work_ search on the internet - that those two movies are what you could call “classic” bondage movies. Get your pair - if you dare - here https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/501910182/edgy-earrings-8mm-film-earrings-adults

[behind the scenes – 1/2] I've been selling porno movie earrings for a few years now. It all started when I accidentally purchased 2 reels of porno movies. My guess is as good as yours, but I suspect the Mister hid those films from the Misses in unmarked film canisters... And that, kids, is how I started selling adult film jewelry! Get your pair - if you dare - here https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/501910182/edgy-earrings-8mm-film-earrings-adults #jewelrygram #earringstagram #Edgy #Sexy

i accidentaly purchased 2 reels of porno movies a few years back - my guess is a good as yours, but i suspect the mister hid those films from the misses in unmarked film canisters. and that, kids, is how i started selling adult film jewelry!

This is my contribution to #happymail today! A pair of vintage map earrings. The shipping envelope is also made out of a map (now aint that quite the concept lol ;) and the gift box is hand stamped, complete with fabric pattern paper in lieu of tissue paper.

This is my contribution to today! A pair of vintage map earrings. The shipping envelope is also made out of a map (now aint that quite the concept lol ;) and the gift box is hand stamped, complete with fabric pattern paper in lieu of tissue paper.

Another day, another pair of skull and bones ☠ earrings sold.  Get yours for Halloween. 🎃 Or just because.  👉 Limited edition. Less than 10 pairs left!  . This time around I’m sending them out in full color a map envelope, inserted into a stitched anatomical drawing gift bag.  . The map is from a not so old atlas, but the anatomical drawings come from a vintage series of books called Atlas of Surgery, published by Mosby in the 60s.  . Gore is the new black ;)

Another day, another pair of skull and bones ☠ earrings sold. Get yours for Halloween. 🎃 Or just because. 👉 Limited edition. Less than 10 pairs left! . This time around I’m sending them out in full color a map envelope, inserted into a stitched anatomical drawing gift bag. . The map is from a not so old atlas, but the anatomical drawings come from a vintage series of books called Atlas of Surgery, published by Mosby in the 60s. . Gore is the new black ;)

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