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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Vintage Redesigns Part 2

"Gardeners Delite"
The ornate watering can and the cluster of flowers the can hangs from are sterling silver. All other elements of this design are vintage. I've chosed to use clear cut crystals, a rhinestone rondelle and a vintage filigree strand seperator for this design.

The entire necklace shows the hook closure as well as the chain used and focal.
"Starburst Necklace"

A stunning vintage charcoal grey pin has been used to create the focal on this necklace.

Beautiful vintage focal.

Vintage clasp closure for the multi strand necklace.

Four strand necklace gives a big "wow".

"Time in Paris"

This focal consists of a vintage gold watch case in which a fleur d leis has been added to it as well as the vintage chandelier prism that has the Eiffel tower dangling down from the time piece case.
Love the Eiffel tower image in this piece.

Details of the watch face and fleur d leis image.

A pearl cross is added for a detail near the closure.
The gold tone chain is a bar style and is very cool.

"Lady Necklace"
SOLD French Flea August Sale

Focal is this square vintage chandelier prism piece that I've transposed this
wonderful lady to the back of. It has a very warm feel with wonderful patina.

A freshwater pearl dangles from a piece of vintage silver bar chain.

This focal connects with two more vintage silver bar chain pieces
and than to the wonderful strands of vintage faux linked pearl chain.


  1. Gretchen - your new necklaces are DIVINE! I love the gardener piece, and your Paris design is tres chic!!

    Can't wait to see them in person!

    Love ya, Kathy

  2. I am always amazed by your gorgeous, evocative designs. I love how you mix vintage components to create such unique pieces. They are like little miniature pieces of art that you can actually wear! Love your stunning "Starburst Necklace" and the "Gardeners Delite" design is so very charming.

    Thank you so much for sharing these...

    From Artbeads.com

  3. Wow, I really enjoyed looking these photos. You have a great vintage style!


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