Friday, May 8, 2009

New Jewelry -SOLD

A side note to this blog post is that the photographs in this post are not showcasing the overall beauty of these pieces at all. I even tried an Ott light, but still struggle with the results. Garnets are very hard to photograph, but in reality they have much more color than what these photos are showing them to have. This first necklace has 4 hours of design time involved in its creation. Please note all of the details I try to include in a piece such as this and because of the time involved, the semi precious gemstones being used, as well as the fabulous focal components, it is a higher end piece.
"Time Flies By" (SOLD)

Very cool vintage brass (?) watch dial front/medallion back w/brass bird in flight, religious medal of Jesus, semi precious gemstones (garnets and smokey quartz), a crown, rhinestones, watch fob chain and a wonderful rhinestone clasp make up some of the components of this wonderful new necklace I created last week-end while up at our cabin working while in the natural surroundings.
Vintage brass floral pieces are a great look with the
faceted garnet gemstones and compliment the necklace.
EARRINGS ARE SOLD

Religious medal of Jesus. (Front view)

Religious medal. Mary and baby Jesus. (Back View)

Vintage "Coro" crown front has a great vintage feel to it with the
combination of rhinestone roundels and garnets added to it.


Signed "Coro" back of crown.

Focal of the necklace is this time piece. A vintage pocket watch brass
clock face with a brass bird taking flight. (Front View)


(Back View)

This trio of focal items dangle from a vintage circle with detailing on it.
(Front View)


(Back View)

This photo shows how it would lay against you when wearing it.

Note the filigree circle I mentioned earlier. There is also an additional religious charm that hangs off of the vintage watch fob on the right side of this photo. On the left the necklace has more garnets, rhinestone roundels, and a large faceted smoky quartz bead.

A view of the attachments.

Large smoky quartz accent bead.

Cool vintage links are on one side along with more
garnets and the large smoky quartz focal bead.

Opposite side has a rosary style chain of garnets and a
gold watch fob chain as well as sections of vintage rhinestones.
Hand made hook with vintage rhinestone
circle are the clasp of choice on this piece.
Details of the clasp closure.

Necklace full view. SOLD


"Pink Delite" - SOLD

This is a very unique one-of-a-kind necklace. I actually wore this necklace to test how it would lie, durability, etc., and the person that bought it fell in love with it the day I was wearing it. This necklace pretty much was bought off my neck.
Heavy brass focal piece has the added features of the cool vintage rose and brass details, and than a vintage tassel as found has been added to dangle off of the brass focal piece.
Details of this lovely brass focal shows how intricate
vintage pieces can be. I just love this.

Details of the tassel.

Ivory faux pearls make up the chain portion of this necklace
as well as four very large vintage glass pink swirl beads.

"Autumn Love" -SOLD

A fun vintage redesign using a variety of vintage components.

The white vintage beads are all glass and are very unique.
The remaining beads are faux pearls.

This necklace is of a longer length and has an
additional length to wear it layered.


7 comments:

  1. Your creations are gorgeous, Gretchen. I especially love your As Time Goes By neclace - SO beautiful!

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  2. Wow!! Just amazing designs of vintage style jewelry... I love this vintage brass floral designed necklace!!

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    Lani

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  4. Hey Gretchen-
    Thanks for the blog comment! I loved and love basketball. It will always have given me some of the best days of my life. But I am excited to be designing now, it is also a passion of mine! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Hey Gretchen-
    Thanks for the blog comment! I loved and love basketball. It will always have given me some of the best days of my life. But I am excited to be designing now, it is also a passion of mine! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Es precioso tu trabajo, te agrego para seguirte.

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  7. Translation of above comment:
    Your work is precious I add, you for seguirte.

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