Collectible Lapel Pins

“I’ve always been fascinated by heraldry and the ways people use images to identify themselves. There is power in personal adornment.”

Patches and Stickers

Dresden Jewels by John McRae

If you’ve taken one of his classes or simply set foot inside Castle in the Air, you know the work of John McRae. Whether he’s demonstrating decorative techniques to students or transforming our front window displays, John is a veritable magician when it comes to conjuring exquisite wonders out of simple materials. His latest creations include the Dresden Jewels, wearable gothic art with nods toward fantasy and myth.

The Dresden Jewels collection includes necklaces, brooches, and other pieces that combine gilded paper trim with real gemstones and findings. These elegant one-of-a-kind works are highly sought after by collectors, and their delicate beauty must be seen to be believed.

To purchase one of these treasured items, please visit us in the shop at 1805 Fourth St in Berkeley, California or give us a call at 510.204.9801.

LOVERS  bone skulls, vintage rhinestones, carnelian and rock crystal   $525  please call 510.204.9801

LOVERS

bone skulls, vintage rhinestones, carnelian and rock crystal


$525

please call 510.204.9801

MOMENTO MORI NECKLACE  antique French case, vintage rosary beads, rock crystal, antique paste, sapphire, enameled copper eyes, 1920’s jet glass  $850  please call 510.204.9801

MOMENTO MORI NECKLACE

antique French case, vintage rosary beads, rock crystal, antique paste, sapphire, enameled copper eyes, 1920’s jet glass

$850

please call 510.204.9801

NEW AGE ARMOR #1  baroque pearl, turquoise, red amber, jade, pink tigers eye, agate, green tigers eye  $625  please call 510.204.9801

NEW AGE ARMOR #1

baroque pearl, turquoise, red amber, jade, pink tigers eye, agate, green tigers eye

$625

please call 510.204.9801

NEW AGE ARMOR #3  sapphire, malachite, moonstone, tigers eye, abalone   $625  please call 510.204.9801

NEW AGE ARMOR #3

sapphire, malachite, moonstone, tigers eye, abalone


$625

please call 510.204.9801

LEAPING LIZARD  amber, pearls, tigers eye, and garnet eyes  $1150  please call 510.204.9801

LEAPING LIZARD

amber, pearls, tigers eye, and garnet eyes

$1150

please call 510.204.9801

FISH NECKLACE  pearls, emerald doublette, iridescent pleated paper  $725  SOLD

FISH NECKLACE

pearls, emerald doublette, iridescent pleated paper

$725

SOLD

HART  sapphire, moonstone, garnet, mother of pearl  $625  SOLD

HART

sapphire, moonstone, garnet, mother of pearl

$625

SOLD

SWORD  $220  SOLD

SWORD

$220

SOLD

SWORD  $220  SOLD

SWORD

$220

SOLD

SWORD  $220  SOLD

SWORD

$220

SOLD