Ach Ach Liebling: Fisticuffs
I will simply say this: Ladies, if you're going to be uncool at least look cool doing it. Like this necklace. Love it. Made me smirk. ...more
I'm not going to launch into my soliloquy on how the way women treat one another drives me insane, drives me to drink and drives me to have mainly men as friends. I will simply say this: Ladies, if you're going to be uncool at least look cool doing it. Like this necklace. Love it. Made me smirk. From the site: Victorian ladies in all their finery engage in a rather unladylike tussle. The Ladies Fisticuffs is a detailed and old-fashioned print on a hand-fabricated plastic pendant (approx. 1.2" x 1"). Plastic material resembles ceramic in that is smooth and matte; unlike ceramic, it is lightweight and far more durable. A resin coating protects the print from sweat, moisture and the elements. A tiny (.5" x .3") razor cast in sterling adds a little toughness. Chain, charm and details are sterling silver; chain is 16" long. Ach Ach Liebling | USA Wordsmith, plasticsmith and all-around bricoleur, Joanna Petrone sells her hand-fabricated jewelry under the company name Ach Ach Liebling (which means "oh oh darling" in German). Born and raised in downtown Manhattan, Joanna migrated to California to attend Stanford, where she wrote a thesis on lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and graduated with a degree in English Literature. An impassioned reader and writer still, Joanna amuses herself by inserting language jokes and games and storybook allusions into her jewelry works, sometimes by nature and sometimes by design. A runaway art project involving plastics and paperback book covers was the impetus behind Joanna's first experimental jewelry line. A hearty stint researching and experimenting with the processes and materials led to Joanna to developed the handsome, durable line of plastic pendants that are now a mainstay of Ach Ach Liebling. In addition to hand-fabricated plastics and printing processes, Joanna uses metal, wood, lucite, celluloid, often incorporating vintage materials into her work. She takes inspiration from old postcards, Fassbinder movies, zoos, Victorian children's books, Antarctica, 19th c. naturalist field guides and ornithology handbooks, deep sea exploration, cities, and candy. A perennial student, Joanna is currently learning metalsmithing at the Revere Jewelry Academy in San Francisco.
Victorian girl-on-girl action, pendant-style.