Vintage Assemblage Necklace

I have been buying and collecting vintage jewelry for so long now, that it is literally spilling out of the drawers and shelves I attempt to keep it in. I love digging through it all, and then (eventually) combining a lot of different things to create a piece of jewelry that is brand new, and unique. 

This necklace is a great example of fitting various vintage eras and styles together to make one cohesive piece.

 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s jewelry parts were assembled to make this necklace.

1950s, 1960s, and 1970s jewelry parts were assembled to make this necklace.

The gold rectangle part was a buckle from the 1960s. The off-white and gold flower pendant inside of the rectangle was a 1950s clip earring. The creme and gold painted swirl beads were taken from a 1960s beaded necklace.  And lastly, the chunky gold chain is from a 1970s necklace. The only "new" materials used for this necklace are the bit of wire I had to use to connect everything, and the clasp at the back of the necklace. Gathering those parts from different decades took quite a while!  I must have gone to 100 or more estate sales and flea markets by the time I was able to make this necklace. 

Like all the repurposed jewelry I create, this necklace is a one-of-a-kind.  If you buy it, you'll know you're the only person who will have anything like it.  And, you should also know, I lot of love and care went into making it.  I just love all of these vintage treasures that I find, and I'm happy when I get to pass them along to other people who appreciate them like I do.

To see and learn more about this necklace, please visit the listing for it in my Resparkable Vintage Etsy shop.