Completely unique opulent Bohemian pendant necklaces designed and made by me from vintage brooches. I use the shape and colours of the original brooches as the starting point for creative inspiration. The pendants are embellished with wire-wrapped single or triple drops of semi-precious, crystal or vintage beads. I remove the original brooch pin to allow the pendant to sit easily just above the décolletage. The length of the chain, including the lobster clasp, is normally 49 cm (approx). The chain, wire and clasp are all either gold or silver plated. Price range: £24-£44.
Unique floral pendant necklaces designed and made by me from vintage brooches. I use the shape and colours of the original brooches as the starting point for creative inspiration. The reworked floral brooch is often suspended from a wire-wrapped single drop of semi-precious, crystal or vintage beads. I remove the original brooch pin to allow the pendant to sit comfortably just above the décolletage. The length of the chain, including the lobster clasp, is normally 49 cm (approx). The chain, wire and clasp are either gold or silver plated. Price range: £24-£38.
Mixed textures of vintage and natural organic forms: 1950s and 60s gold and silver-tone brooches of abstract organic and floral forms each given a contemporary twist of a wire-wrapped crystal drop. The crystals are rock crystal shards which I have chosen for their natural form or for the rainbow and aurora borealis effects on their faceted surfaces created by electroplating in precious metal dust. Length: the chain is 74 cm long, but can be made to be adjustable to suit a shorter length. The gold-tone chain is a vintage find.
Understated Englishness: inspired by English hedgerow flowers, these pendant necklaces comprise vintage enamel posy brooches with glass crystals wire-wrapped around each posy’s stem. They hang from pretty embroidered silk floral-pattered ribbon (with blue, pink, purple, or red flowers). The ribbon is 1m on each in length and ties in a bow behind the neck, which makes the necklaces’ lengths adjustable.
Tropical lusciousness: orchid enamel and marcasite vintage brooch pendant necklaces each enhanced by a single wire-wrapped accompanying glass bead drop, and a glass crystal, or Swarovksi bead, embellishment to the flower’s trumpet bloom. They hang from silver tone chain, 80cm in length.
In the same range, are orchid pendant necklaces which are strung on narrow rich velvet ribbon, a metre in length, which ties in a bow at the back of the neck and makes them adjustable in length.
A waterfall of opulence: a triple-stranded vintage glass bead necklace embellished with wire-wrapped charms and beads. Charms are new and vintage finds and the textures and colours of the beads are mixed to comprise: glass, freshwater pearls, dyed gate, dyed jade, Swarovski, electroplated glass, rock crystal, and electroplated rock crystals.
Price range: £150 – £250. (The one show above is ‘Charmed: Meditation’)
Recreated vintage bracelet components into glamorous drop earrings. Bracelet components paired with semi precious stone beads, fresh water pearls, Swarovski or electroplated glass beads. Price range: £15 – £25 a pair.
Earrings to go
Due to popular demand, I make earrings which complement my pendant necklaces and now sell a selection of them at fairs, shows and Artists Open Houses. Textures and colours of beads are mixed to create unique pairs of earrings. Ask me to make a pair of earrings to match a pendant necklace.
Price range: £10 – £18 a pair.