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.
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.