Individually hand sewn jewellery, heavily textured & decorated with a military & victorian gothic influence. I like to use antique & vintage components wherever possible, old linens & grosgrain layered with lace, vintage faux pearls & gems, seed beads, original military regalia, glass eyes & skulls.

For availability & prices please email: jennieshox@hotmail.co.uk/

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SILVER SKULL CROSS

Resin skull set on black lace
with silver metal crown and bars.
Faux ruby gems, black & gold
seed beads.
10.5 cm long
 JET CROSS

Faux jet gems, set on black lace,
tiny ceramic skull, ruby beads,
black & gold seed beads.
7cm long exc. bail



RUBY CROSS

Faux ruby and brass, lots of
faux pearls set on linen.
Brass drops, hanging from
a brass chain.













SKULL & PEARL NECKLACE

Resin skull surrounded by
vintage faux pearls, seed &
bugle beads, vintage diamante
gems and bar with pearls drops.
Topped by a military brass &
velvet crown.
Oxidised silver plated chain.




MINK BROOCH

Real mink head with glass eyes,
leather, antique gold studs,
black Swarovski jewels,
antique gold bauble.
sold
CROWN & SKULL BROOCH

Vintage gold wire badge with
resin skull and brass military
crown, seed & bugle beads,
layered onto antique grosgrain.
sold
SCROLLS BROOCH

Vintage pewter dress clasp with
tiny jewels, between oxidized
brass acanthus leaves, banner,
& gold beads, on antique linen.
Delighted to have a New York stockist.
Newly opened -
Flat 128, 15 Christopher Street, New York, NY 10014
www.flat128.com


QUEEN
Necklace with original antique Queen Victoria's Royal brass
crest, once an old military helmet plate.
Surrounded by vintage faux pearls and

ruby glass beads, layered onto antique linen. 
Two military brass, velvet backed crowns, hangs from 
an oxidised brass chain.

SOLD

 













BRIDES HEADPIECE
Resin bird skull with vintage
brass crown, vintage faux pearls,
seed beads, and a few diamantes,
layered onto antique lace.
A few wispy feathers to comb
through the hair or trim as required.
Comb 3" across

 

Collection recently on sale at National Gallery of Australia
in conjunction with the Turner from the Tate Exhibition.
1st June - 8th September 2013







CROWN & ANCHOR
Vintage British naval gold wire and velvet
badge set with braid, old faux pearls and
seed beads. Inspired by Turner's life long
fascination with the sea.
Sold



TATIANA
brooch

Inspired by Victorian portrait brooches,
this one has an original antique celluloid
portrait, surrounded by a beaded frame,
below a blackened metal badge with
wings and crest. Below hangs a black
enamel cross.
7 x 8 cm
Collection recently shown at Llantarnam Grange Arts Centre.
Cwmbran, Wales. 16 Mar 13  -  4 May 13


HELL'S ANGEL
White metal skull & crossbones with
taxidermy bird wings on either side,
surrounded by faux pearls, faux rubies,
above a small resin cross.
Set on antique linen, oxidised silver
plated chain.
Comes with calico keeping pouch.
Sold


GLORY 
Original skull & crossbones military badge
sits below a brass crown, surrounded
by faux pearls, gold beads and tiny red
seed beads, all layered onto antique linen
and lace.  It fastens with an oxidised brass
chain which can be worn at different lengths.
Comes with a calico keeping pouch.
SOLD


MEMENTO MORI


Black grosgrain necklace, layered with original
gold wire crown & laurel leaf badge, black,
red and gold seed beads, black faux gems and vintage gold bugle beads. Two resin skulls sit at the top
below engraved black metal links, tied with soft black tape.Edged with black lace.
Comes with its own calico pouch.
SOLD


FUSCHIA
Large Brooch with antique
copper plaque of fuschia
flowers and leaves, set on
black linen & surrounded
by black, red & gold seed beads.
There is a dark red
faceted glass drop below.
7.5 x 10.5 cm
SOLD
BERNHARDT
Original antique portrait of Sarah Bernhardt
surrounded by vintage faux pearls, gems,
palest pink bugle beads & crystals & lots of
seed beads. Two blackened crowns sit at
the top, all layered onto antique linen & lace.

Soft & comfortable to wear it's tied with
cream tape so that it can be worn at any
length.  Comes with its own calico pouch.



RUBY
Original black grosgrain with vintage faux pearls, black seed beads, bullion thread and faux ruby, topped with a vintage brass crown. Side panels are vintage military gold braid edged with black seed beads. Finished with black chain and tied with soft tape. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with an individual lace motif. All necklaces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton or silk.
SOLD
 
A selection can now be seen at the Bolivar Street Gallery, Sanger, Texas, USA
SKULL #2
Antique cream linen with layered Victorian lace panel, pearls, cream and red seed beads. A large resin skull is centrally placed below an original brass crest. Two military crowns sit at the top of the neckpiece which is tied with a tea-dyed tape. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with an individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with silk or softest cotton.
Being cloth based, necklaces are soft and comfortable to wear. They can be worn as a statement piece or to enhance and decorate other clothing, becoming an intergral part of what you are wearing. SOLD
ROSE
Vintage brass military badge, vintage gold wire braid, with brass crosses on antique black lace and grosgrain. Two brass skulls sit above jet beads, with black and old gold seed beads. Comes with its own calico pouch. SOLD
EYE BROOCH Acrylic glass eye set with vintage diamante bars, blue glass stones, black, gunmetal and pewter beads & sequins. h 8cm
SOLD
SKULL BROOCH
Original military gold wire & velvet crown badge with large resin skull, black seed & bugle beads on antique black grosgrain. h 8cm .
This one has sold but similar made to order.
EYE ON YOU BROOCH

Acrylic glass eye set in leather and braid, encrusted with vintage faux pearls, gold seed beads, on antique linen. This one is sold, similar can be made to order.
CROWN
Antique cream linen with layered lace panel, faux vintage pearls, cream, gold and red seed beads and braid. A resin skull is centrally placed below an original military crown, with two smaller padded crowns at the top of the necklace which is tied with soft tea-dyed tape. Sold with its own calico pouch. Stitched entirely by hand and backed with softest cotton. SOLD
Stockist: LUNA & CURIOUS
Shoreditch store 24-26 Calvert Avenue, London E2 http://www.lunaandcurious.com/
GALLEON
Original military badges and braid, layered with vintage beads and faux pearls onto antique grosgrain. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton. SOLD

'BLING' Exhibition

Recently exhibited a selection of work at the V&A Bethnal Green in their show, 'Bling: Jewellery Stories from the East End'.

The exhibition ran from June until 14th November 2010, was curated by Gum Newnham and opened by Shaun Leane, Jeweller of the Year 2009.







HANDS Antique cream linen with layered Victorian lace panel, old pearls, steel seed beads & a tiny brass cross. An original military badge is centrally placed between two ceramic hands. Two small ceramic skulls with military crowns above, sit at the top of the neckpiece which is tied with tea-dyed tape. It comes with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton. SOLD
MOUSTACHE
Antique tea-dyed linen with original Victorian portrait of a marvellous moustachioed man, framed in black braid and seed beads, with old pearls and faux gems. Above the portrait is a military crown with purple inset. Two resin skulls sit at the top and the neckpeice is tied with black tape. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton. SOLD
MEDAL
Antique cream linen with Victorian lace layer and edging. Original military crest badge above faux ruby, two military medal ribbons sit either side below two large resin skulls with military crowns above. Old pearls, seed beads and small faux gems and ties with soft tape. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton. SOLD
SKULL
Antique cream linen with layered Victorian lace panel, pearls, cream black and red seed beads. A large resin skull is centrally placed below an original metal cross. Two smaller porcelain skulls sit at the top of the neckpiece which is tied with a tea-dyed tape. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with an individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton.
SOLD
LION
Antique tea-dyed linen with Victorian lace panels, antique faux-pearls, original military crowns, skulls and brass insignia lion. Neckpiece ties with silk tape and is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with an individual lace motif. SOLD
BURLESQUE
Old black grosgrain with Victorian lace and antique jet, faux-rubies and gems and original photo portrait of an Edwardian Burlesque performer mounted within vintage black leaf beads. 'Burlesque' has a blood-red glass tear drop and ties with black velvet ribbon. It is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with soft cotton. SOLD
BIRD
Antique tea-dyed linen, Victorian lace, vintage sequins, pearls with faux-ruby, porcelain skulls and original military crown. Neckpiece ties with cotton tape and is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with silk. SOLD
CREST
Vintage black grosgrain with bugle beads, faux-ruby and original military insignia. Neckpiece ties with vintage black velvet ribbon and is sold with its own calico pouch trimmed with individual lace motif. All neckpieces are entirely hand stitched and backed with silk. SOLD

BIOGRAPHY

I have worked with textiles for many years, first making theatrical costumes, then buying and selling antique clothing, and in 1990 I began making collectors teddy bears under the name of Mister Bear. I have always had a huge interest in fashion, clothes and accessories, particularly vintage and period styles. As an avid collector of old and interesting things, it is great to be able to incorporate many of my finds into my work, and I can now bring all my ideas, skill and experience together within this new range of military and gothic-influenced pieces of jewellery.

To contact me regarding availability or for commisions, please email: JennieShox@hotmail.co.uk or visit: www.etsy.com/shop/jennieshox

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www.misterbear.net