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    Posted 10 days ago

    Newfld
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    This 2 1-4"L x 2"W goldtone octopus brooch is peppered with mini rhinestones in orange, topaz and brown, with one orange eye. By Castlecliff (1918-1977), this piece ca the 1960s

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    1. racer4four racer4four, 10 days ago
      Well this is sort of weirdly gorgeous.
      I would wear it in a heartbeat!
      (I'm still trying to be gorgeous, mastered weird long ago)
    2. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 10 days ago
      It's an odd brooch alright...I love the segmented look of his tentacles, like a seahorse tail I think? And his one little eye reminds me of a fish? Maybe having lots more tentacles would look overly complicated on him too - right now, he looks like he's powering to the surface of the water, complete with bubbles too! :D
    3. Hoot60 Hoot60, 10 days ago
      Wow! An octopus brooch - never though I would ever see one.
      Nice - Castlecliff did a great job creating this!
    4. jbingham95 jbingham95, 10 days ago
      Yikes.Now I know what’s swimming in my pool.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 9 days ago
      Wow, an octopus, how unusual!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 9 days ago
      Thank you for the love
      Lori
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      Lol Karen, thank you for the unique compliment & outright laugh for me - yes it IS weirdly gorgeous!! First time I saw this I was mesmerized because you keep looking at this & it has so much detail, to me the head looks like a ship's porthole, and the fishy face has so much personality - so many octopus brooches (and there have been several, KJL for one) don't even give it a face, so it's pretty creative. You are not weird & are certainly a gorgeous person!

      Lauren I hoped you would get a charge out of this one, you know how I love to post something different whenever I can, it's hard to find something really unusual in either jewelry or glass animals. You have the most splendid observant eye, yes the eye and lips are fish-like, and the tentacles become a wave on the right side, the designer had a lot of imagination here. Thanks as always for your superb comment

      Thank you so much Hoot for the wonderful praise and enjoying this piece, it's a pretty cool octopus right! Agree with you that Castlecliff was very creative here, this almost looks like it could be a cartoon octopus & I love its design

      Ha jb, absolutely watch what's swimming in your FL pool my stepdaughter in Cocoa has found snakes & gators in hers, luckily her hubby has a pool service company so he's used to handling "wild" wildlife! But seriously FL has so many beautiful animals and ocean creatures, how I miss coming down to visit the various zoos & sea parks, you are so lucky to have them nearby. Great & fun comment my friend thank you

      Thanks MrsT for your fab comment, I was lucky to find this rare octopus by Castlecliff as I have never seen this in books or sold anywhere, love to find something that's pretty original and will wear it proudly - I think folks will get a jolt if I wear it around Halloween as it does have the orange & brown coloring :)
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 8 days ago
      Oh so unusual - love this so much! What a precious brooch!
    8. Newfld Newfld, 8 days ago
      Mary my feelings exactly, I love this brooch because it is unusual & SO different, I've never seen an octopus portrayed like this! It gives an otherwise creepy (did you see the James Bond movie Octopussy where it wraps its tentacles around a baddie & chokes him!) sea creature a fun kind of cuteness, I esp like his dome shaped head & the mini rhinestones. Found this recently on the "estee" site, can't wait to wear it on Halloween for a great conversation piece. Many thanks my friend for the super comment & love :))
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 7 days ago
      Jenni, no haven't done a 007 binge - but it's time to for all the sets and clothes. I did watch a nature show (Nova, National Geographic?) about octopus. It was great - a scientist kept one in his home and while being interviewed she steals the show by jumping and gripping on his arm. Moral? Don't pretend you are center stage! LOL I have to say Jenni, this is probably in the top 5 of your AMAZING animal pins!
    10. Newfld Newfld, 7 days ago
      Thanks Mary! Glad you liked it as much as I do :)

      Really appreciate the love Vynil, thank you very much
    11. Newfld Newfld, 2 days ago
      Thank you Glamorously & Daisy for the kind love, glad you liked my offbeat octopus brooch!

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