Aminda Wood

Toronto based artist, jewelry designer and so on. www.amindawood.com

The Ever so Inspiring Decay of Opulence (Detroit: Part 1)


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!

Time for the quarterly Arts Market makeover! Come by for a visit and check out all the new treasures I have for you.

Time for the quarterly Arts Market makeover! Come by for a visit and check out all the new treasures I have for you.

Pendant made from a Victorian brooch, one of a kind. Available at my Arts Market shop, or email info@amindawood.com to order.

Pendant made from a Victorian brooch, one of a kind. Available at my Arts Market shop, or email info@amindawood.com to order.

My beautiful little pumpkin enjoying the fantastic weather we’ve been having lately!

My beautiful little pumpkin enjoying the fantastic weather we’ve been having lately!

Floor length floral cross back dress is light and airy, perfect for summer evenings! 

Floor length floral cross back dress is light and airy, perfect for summer evenings! 

One of the most cherished records in my collection.

One of the most cherished records in my collection.

Sparrow wall hangings - currently available at my Arts Market shop.

Sparrow wall hangings - currently available at my Arts Market shop.

Broken things make for good rings! Sold.

Broken things make for good rings! Sold.

sold

sold

A magical, untouched, natural light photo by my talented lady friend Azil McKeown!

A magical, untouched, natural light photo by my talented lady friend Azil McKeown!

Made from various dissasembled Victorian jewels.

Made from various dissasembled Victorian jewels.

Rhinestone Order of the Eastern Star brooch

Rhinestone Order of the Eastern Star brooch

These awesome sterling silver multi triangle earrings are of my newest arrivals at my shop in Leslieville’s Arts Market!

These awesome sterling silver multi triangle earrings are of my newest arrivals at my shop in Leslieville’s Arts Market!

Another new arrival this weekend is this vintage pendant watch case with an exposed mechanism inside!

Another new arrival this weekend is this vintage pendant watch case with an exposed mechanism inside!

This super pretty rhinestone triangle pendant just hit the shelf in my shop at Leslieville’s Arts Market!

This super pretty rhinestone triangle pendant just hit the shelf in my shop at Leslieville’s Arts Market!