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.
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.
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.