Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Friday, January 6, 2012

Silver crosses

This is some of my favorite cross jewelry. The double barred crosses reflect the northern fur trade crosses, while the simplest ones are designs from New Mexican pueblos. In spite of that, the double barred one with multiple small crosses is styled after necklaces from Isleta Pueblo. I did not make the chains or beads. The red beads look like pipestone but were sold to me as green heart Venician glass. I will restring them and add the cross shown by them. I enjoy a variety of trade beads to wear my crosses on, but am by no means convinced of any age or authenticity for them! The ones on chains are on really LONG chains. e

1 comment:

  1. I like the collection of crosses! Something to keep my eye open for!


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