Never let anyone tell you that you can't use a history degree. At Compass Rose Design
we make industrial jewelry and sophisticated steampunk accessories with authentic antique objects, and people really notice. Last month, we were contacted by a super cool lady in Austin, Texas looking for a cool gift for her sweetheart. He's a train buff she was interested in one of our railroad button tie clips
with a Pullman
It was a delight to be able to say - yes of course, they're real antique uniform buttons! In her reply, she mentioned he had one, which required a clarification - like, a real one? on rails? full size?
Yup! This is how he bought it....
And now they're in the process of restoring the original colors.
On another note, a good friend for mine from Marin Handmade
, Heather from G Studio
is making me a bag with some beautiful silk from a Nordic designer I had folded up in my closet - SOOO excited to see the final product! See more in-studio photos.