When Art Nouveau and Art Deco Collide

Take a look at this necklace. I keep wanting to look at it, which is strange because some of the parts used in its design have been in my collection for over five years.

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Nouveau Deco Necklace 3

 

There is a lot going on here and sometimes I amaze myself when I bring all these elements together and it looks like the design was always meant to be like that. It starts with an Art Deco French men’s pocket watch chain – something that is quite masculine but somehow works well with the other very feminine elements.

The rest of the chain is made from wire wrapped labradorite gemstone beads and a few links from an old rhinestone necklace.

The pendant section comprises a solid silver Art Nouveau necklace slide, an antique labradorite bracelet link and a fun and whimsical rhinestone ball bead.

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Nouveau Deco Necklace 1

 

 

 

This necklace is what assemblage jewellery is all about. Disparate elements from different decades or even centuries that come together when the time is right to create a unique piece of wearable art.

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Nouveau Deco Necklace 2

 


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