Saturday, March 28, 2009

"Reflections of Paris" - SOLD

This necklace features a large vintage crystal as its focal. A technique has been used to permanently put this Eifel tower image onto the back of this crystal. I have added many vintage faux pearls to add the cluster around the top of the crystal. Necklace overall length is 33 1/2".
Necklace is now SOLD.

This is what the large vintage crystal looked like before I transferred the image onto it.

A full on view of the necklace.

A body shot that shows the longer length of this necklace, which allows for layering with other necklaces, which is a look I love and am known for wearing on a daily basis. The person wearing this necklace is 5'7".

Another close up view that shows the gold twisted metal circle that is attached to the two chains and at the bottom to the crystal focal.

Details of the one side of the necklace which shows the exquisite three vintage brass floral filigree pieces that have been added into the pearl chain and plain chain to break it up and add character to the overall necklace.

I love to design jewelry that is asymmetrical, so on the other side you will note that just one of these great vintage brass filigree floral findings have been used.

The closure is a vintage brass filigree floral finding that was original to the vintage necklace that had the brass filigree pieces I used on this redesign.
I will be making a variety of necklaces using this transfer style of images onto vintage crystals, so stay tuned for more unique one of a kind pieces.

7 comments:

  1. You are so clever! This a great piece of jewelry...love it.

    Did you change your page background? Looks nice.

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  2. Wow! Now that is cool! And such a stunning size!

    I would love to try chandelier crystals in a design some time, but haven't as yet.....I will have to keep my eyes open for some! The one you used for this necklace looks very nice---neat shape!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This is beautiful! Love the Eifel Tower image on the crystal!

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  4. What a pretty piece! So glad you visited today, so I could find you here.:) (glad you got the book too, isn't it wonderful?}
    xo Lidy

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  5. What a great idea! Ilove the image on the crystal - the whole look is great. You are very talented - and your eye is very special. Thanks for sharing your work. I love visiting your blog.

    Take care
    Elizabeth

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  6. Gretchen - that necklace is over-the-top wonderful! Love the look, the length (for layering - how perfect!!) and your special touch!

    Great job!

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