The Sautoir necklace was very popular in the 1920s. This style consists of a very long chain or beaded necklace, often terminating in tassels or a pendant.
I created this necklace with a 1940s Sterling Silver floral stamping made by the Silverman Brothers which has been plated to an antique bronze colour. I combined this with vintage elements including Czechoslovakian-made jet black glass beads and 1960s brass double curb chain sourced from old warehouse stock, along with beads and findings repurposed from several different vintage necklaces.
It measures 81 cm around the neck edge with the pendant drop falling 18 cm.
Sustainably made in Australia, this necklace contains vintage and repurposed materials. These hold some evidence of their former life in a deepened patina and minor wear; I think that is what gives them so much charm.