Description from Kate: Of course I was first inspired by the ol' Lipstick Ranch collection of cowboy-esque rusted iron pendants. No shotgun here, but Annie Oakley was a sharp shooter and travelled around displaying her skill as a part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
I included the pyrite because not only was the wild west show a lucrative business ("that's show biz"!) but going west at this time (late 1800s) always reminds me of the Gold Rush.
I tried to dress her up in some pink paisley and the coral flowers to highlight the femininity in this male dominated "career". Did you know she petitioned President McKinley to allow women into the Army to fight in the Spanish-American War? Quite ahead of her time.
Bonus fact: I included the heart paper punch because as part of her act, Annie would shoot through playing cards to show her skill. Eventually complimentary movie tickets (traditionally marked by a single hole punch) were termed "Annie Oakleys" because of their resemblance to the playing card trick.
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