October 31, 2011

Dinosaur Jr Charms



Happy Halloween!

Dinosaur Jr is my favorite band... in case you didn't know (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  I probably gush about the band too much, but here we go again.

The #1 thing on my wish list has always been Dinosaur Jr jewelry.  I learned quickly that I would never find such a thing.  My first attempt was around the age of 14 with a very shoddy picture I found on the internet.  I put it in a metal photo frame charm and wore it to death.  Above, is a shot of my second attempt.  I made it from some scrap silver in my first college metalsmithing class.


Here is my third attempt.  I made these two charms about a year or two ago when I discovered the wonderful world of shrink plastic.  The green monster about to eat the little boy is my favorite.



These two charms are my most recent creations.  I'm so in love with the cover art that Marq Spusta has been doing for Dinosaur Jr and J Mascis.

Do you have any jewelry honoring your favorite band?

-Mandy