Felt Jewelry

Can one have multiple obsessions? Or is that impossible? Spreading one’s attention over several obsessions would seem certain to dilute thoses obsessions to interests. But as the tennis fans among you know, John McEnroe did refer to multiple nemeses (and the fact of having more than one nemesis) with no such sense of limitation in his memoir, You Cannot Be Serious.

Let’s assume that I am capable of sustaining numerous obsessions at once.
Here is one of them: fELt JEwelRy.
A colleague bought a spectacular, 4-D piece at the Phillips Collection shop in Washington D.C. that motivated me to scour Buenos Aires for more of the artist’s work — which I had been led to believe, by her website, would be there.
Alas, I did not find any, but the search did lead me to the Autoria Shop, which yielded other benefits that you have seen and are waiting to see.
Note: the trip to Buenos Aires was scheduled long before the quest for felt began; it was a coincidence

We have matching necklaces because . . . that’s how bosses roll (if they want to)
When I returned from my vacation, we visited the Phillips Collection and bought this necklace.
I should clarify: we each bought a necklace.
Matching necklaces! This is better than my effort to make rainbow Supergas the official footwear of my practice group.

Neither of us could resist something with this much life in it.
She sees a conspicuous octopus, possibly Inky the Octopus Who Escaped from the National Aquarium of New Zealand. I see an instrument from Dr. Seuss: a Seussaphone.
It’s one long strand and could be worn tripled around the neck. But because I don’t like things bunched up on the back of my neck, I have instead tied four loose knots in the strand and worn it singly.
Loop de loop de loop de loop

Come closer and see if you can see what I’ve described.
What do you see here?
It’s like a cross between a child’s xylophone and a bag of suction cups

Dead on
It also looks like a little like a collection of Bugles. I don’t mean the instrument. I mean the oddly-shaped corn chip.
Note how thick this felt is. I am intrigued to know more about this super-felt.

Here you are in the necklace’s face; take no notice of the headless woman

The necklace closes with a snap made from silver foil-finished leather.
I thought the closure deserved to be brought into view.

For those simply hoping to catch a glimpse of the Most Handsome Creature in The World,
I give you:
Who’s big but a little bit cowardly
and has a truly good heart?
Mr. Orange!

Knit top: DSquared2; Blouse: JCrew (this is turning out to be a very useful blouse); Pants; JCrew; Shoes: Taryn Rose; Bag: Dries Van Noten; Necklace: artist unknown, but purchased at the Phillips Collection gift shop

9 thoughts on “Felt Jewelry”

  1. It is not at all inconceivable to have more than one obsession. I myself have several, on different plains, so to speak: objects, activities, musical numbers, philosophical questions, etc. It is possible to indulge them all at the same time, with good planning.

  2. Bright and soft and pleasing to the senses is how this neckless appears to me. The golden cat is also soft and pleasing and delightful to see as is his mistress.k

  3. It’s hard to say what I love more: The suction cup necklace or the fabulous Mr. Orange! Kitty pictures in The Directrice always make my day. More please!

  4. To Dr. Seuss and Bugles I would add a Yellow Submarine option — jewelry so yummy it must have been created by an animation genius!


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