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    Posted 12 months ago

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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, 12 months 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, 12 months 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, 12 months ago
      Wow! An octopus brooch - never though I would ever see one.
      Nice - Castlecliff did a great job creating this!
    4. jbingham95 jbingham95, 12 months ago
      Yikes.Now I know what’s swimming in my pool.
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 12 months ago
      Wow, an octopus, how unusual!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      Thank you for the love
      TreasureHunter- 1

      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, 12 months ago
      Oh so unusual - love this so much! What a precious brooch!
    8. Newfld Newfld, 12 months 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, 12 months 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, 12 months ago
      Thanks Mary! Glad you liked it as much as I do :)

      Really appreciate the love Vynil, thank you very much
    11. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Thank you Glamorously & Daisy for the kind love, glad you liked my offbeat octopus brooch!
    12. rhineisfine rhineisfine, 11 months ago
      That is such a supple and beautiful octopus! Nice one <3
    13. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Thank you Daisy for the love and support it is very kind of you & always super appreciated

      Thank you rhineisfine for the kind compliments, very glad that you enjoyed this octopus!
    14. Newfld Newfld, 11 months ago
      Thanks Mani for the thoughtful love for my octopus it is always much appreciated
    15. Newfld Newfld, 7 months ago
      Thanks Phil for the always thoughtful love & enjoying my somewhat offbeat octopus, glad you liked it :)

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