Vintage Assemblage Necklace 1940s + 1970s
I love vintage shoe clips. I've run across some very ornate and beautiful ones over the years of my collecting. The one I used for this necklace is from the 1940s. It's a pretty large piece, and I imagine it made a plain pair of shoes look very fancy back in it's day! When I bought it, it was a single. Somewhere along the way, it lost it's mate.
So clearly, with only one, it could no longer act as a shoe clip. But I think it's perfect for the focal point of this statement necklace.
As you can see, it's missing some rhinestones, but I intentionally left it that way. I like the "shabby chic" look a few missing stones gives the piece. It's actually so ornate, that you don't notice the rhinestone missing right away. In my opinion, it has an even better look with a few less sparkling rhinestones.
I used a few iridescent copper and silver colored beads to connect the shoe clip to a chunky gold chain I used from a necklace from the 1970s.
The other day, a friend sent me a sweet little package in the mail of jewelry she had run across at an estate sale she went to. When I saw the magnetic rhinestone clasp of one of the necklaces, I knew I had found the missing piece to my vintage assemblage necklace puzzle!
I just listed this gorgeous shoe clip necklace in my Reparkable Vintage Etsy shop. Like all of my handmade repurposed jewelry, it's a one of a kind. And it was made for YOU.