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Jewelry based on 20s/30s cartoon imagery

Inspired by black and white cartoons from the 1920s and 1930s, Paris-based web designer Tracey Polyflavor has been creating decorative millefori jewelry and fashion accessories using polymer clay. Here’s how she does it. Some of her designs are based on imagery from Ub Iwerks’ 1929 Silly Symphony, Hell’s Bells (see below). A perfect gift for that early-talkie cartoon girl in your life… Check out her whole line at polyflavour.com.

  • dbenson

    Amazed at how pristine this one was on the Treasures DVD. Suspected its title and subject matter fated it to the vault early on, safe from the heavy use and handling other reels were subjected to. Either that or someone had a private print squirreled away and almost never screened.

  • Doug Drown

    What a great cartoon! Very, very clever. Who other than Iwerks would have thought of milking a dragon?

  • rnigma

    Interesting to compare “Hell’s Bells” with “Night on Bald Mountain” from “Fantasia.”
    Even then, Carl Stalling did wonders with music. I loved his adaptation here of “Funeral March of a Marionette.”

  • Tory

    I love the jewelry and I would wear it though I’m a guy.

  • That is so awesome! I will order some. Prices are good, but the kicker was the ending. I loved how she made a big roll and then cut them up. Love it…

  • I adore these old cartoons. So fantastic. I love them.

  • The variation of “Into the halls of the mountain king” is great!

    Though it’s interesting to see where “Night at Bald Mountain” gets it’s start from!

  • Dang it, my birthday’s already past. These are going to the top of the Christmas list though.

  • Brilliant “Hell’s Bells”!..More scary than a demonic fantasy by Hyeronimus Bosch! I forgotten how good it was!

  • The animation definitely shows Iwerks’ talent.

    “Hell’s Bell” reminds me of “Night on Bald Mountain” and “Goddess of Spring.”