I found a great way to up cycle vintage tie clips and love how this custom order turned out! I will have a selection of one of a kind tie clips at my shop in Arts Market this weekend and all through the upcoming holiday season. They will also be available from my online store at www.amindawood.com. I hand paint each tie clip and meticulously collage the design with genuine vintage watch parts. Set in glossy resin, these pieces get lots of attention are wonderful conversation starters!
It’s always a pleasure to get out of Toronto, and an even greater one to get over to Detroit, to visit my a lovely who took me to do some awesome antiquing and exploring!
These photos were taken in the infamous Packard Plant, we were promptly asked to leave by a dumpling of a security guard who informed us that it is dangerous, and a “felony” to be in there. Also, he mentioned that “women, and even people too” have been assaulted in there, whatever that means. I did collect some broken tempered glass from the ground, which I intend to make into some jewelry pieces.
The famous and gloriously coloured Painted Lady Lounge!
Antique malls & markets are 100% cooler in Detroit than in and anywhere near or around Toronto.
My best all American pose in front of the gorgeous Michigan Central Station!
Stay tuned for part ll featuring images from Marvin’s Marvellous Mechanical Museum & more!