|I love this tortoise shell design the most AND I'm obsessed with foxes I even have a tattoo of one!|
|"The most easily recognizable Lea Stein pin is the 3-D fox, which has been produced in a myriad of colors and designs. Often, lace or metal layers were incorporated into the celluloid, which produced an astounding number of unique textures. The 3-D fox's tail is looped from one piece of celluloid." (http://judy-smith.com/ls.html)|
Little is known about her childhood, but some sources suggest that she spent part of it in a WWII concentration camp. She also trained as an artist at a young age.
|If you love cats, there is lovely cat faces and whole cat designs too.|
She worked with her husband, chemist Ferdinand Steinberger, to develop a process of layering very thin sheets of cellulose acetate (or rhodoid) and laminating them to form a "multi-coloured sandwich of plastic".
|You can also buy them at this website Rumours Decorative Arts|
|Another site that sells them and you can sell your unwanted pieces is http://www.decogirl.co.uk/Lea-Stein.htm|
Each brooch has a name, sometimes as simple as 'Fox' or more descriptive like 'Quarrelsome' the cat. Each design might come in dozens of different colors and patterns.
(all quotes borrowed from Wikipedia.org)
|Her designs are selling for about £40 each on ebay at the moment|
I would love to own what I think is truely a unique innovative and striking style of jewellery. I might even start a collection! What do you all think about her designs?