Wednesday, June 30, 2010

JunkGirls


I am very happy to report that I am now the

exclusive sales agent

representing JunkGirls




Jenny Kompolt or Jenny K as most people

call her is the hunting and gathering half

of the JunkGirls as well as the artist and designer.

Melissa, her partner is the "queen of everything"

half that make things hum in the background.

Jenny has made quite a name for herself

doing antique shows throughout the West Coast,

and has many admirers who love her work.

She makes art, wall installations, lighting, and

furniture using found and recycled objects.

Since everything she does is with recycled objects

each piece is a one of a kind treasure.  Many

items can be reordered but each one will

be a little different.  In that category we have


"WISDOM GALS"

hand crafted using wood "mashers"and various

found objects.  Each is unique and holds a quote

or message inside a cookie cutter.










"HANDS"

Vintage restaurant silver and procelain hands,

 each holds a special object or sentiment.  Suitable for

hanging or display using an easel.




"TO RIDE THE SKY"

A very popular piece, the statue was created

using a found toy horse, a horseshoe, a spur

and a glass top typewriter key.

The quote reads "To ride a horse is to ride the sky"


"TOOTS"

These are created using vintage brass instruments

mouth pieces, band music lyres and other

vintage hardware.  Great way to hold a photo,

favorite quote, special note or place cards.




"BLING"

These are hand-crafted using vintage silver

and silver plate teaspoons varying in size.

The smallest are perfect for dog tags




Medium size could be worn as a necklace



or hung around a wine bottle





Christmas ornament or tie on for gift wrap





The large size is made from a tablespoon

or serving spoon and make a nice key ring



These are also available with the word or

words of your chose. The name of your

store or a special event, the ideas are limitless.

The handles of the spoons and other cutlery

are also used.  Great for plants





another suggestion for these is to use

for cheese boards and put the different types of cheese.

Lighting is another category

Vintage safety cage pendant lamps, you can

have the cage open or closed



or add a metal plate/hat to add additional interest



Fence wire pendant lamps are created

using spools of fencing wire and vintage hardware.

Since these are made "as found" materials,

each lamp is slightly different in size, shape and color




Here are some other examples of her work




Foundry mold table top on a heavy metal

machine base, right out of the industrial revolution.

Jenny loves to make tables and has a

great eye for the different and unique.



Vintage letterpress type table, using

hundreds of pieces of wood letterpress type from

the 30's-60's.  Much of the type was used to

print carnival posters and billboards and

was hand-carved by craftsmen of the day.

The type has been waxed to bring out the

beautiful colors from the various inks.



This is a valve knob table using valves, sprinkler

and faucet knobs welded together on a

cast iron or steel base.  Also good for

small end tables.

This is just a small sampling of what is available.

  Please contact me for more information on

any of the items shown, new items

or custom works with prices and pictures.

 Creativity takes courage.
                    Matisse

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for stopping by yesterday Sally!
    I'm so excited to carry the Junk Girls beautiful creations!

    xo
    Brooke

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  2. ok sally you are always an arms length away thank you for the wonderful words of encouragement the great merch and i am so in love with junk girls please call to set up an appt. i WANT THIS MAGIC in PERGOLINA

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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Her creations are the BEST! Congratulations Sally! What a great addition to your line.

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