I have created this necklace using an unfinished vintage brass and copper locket once intended for gold-plating. It has been embellished with a wee armorial style vintage brooch made circa 1960s. I connected this to a woven ribbon of bronze and hematite beads made in the Czech Republic using oxidised sterling silver wire. I think this gives the necklace the look of a distinguished order or medal.
This statement necklace measures 46.5 cm along the neck edge with a further 7 cm in the handmade extender chain of oxidised sterling silver wire and Czech beads. the locket measures 3 cm in diameter and is fully functional. Perfect for holding a special keepsake or two.
This handmade necklace contains both 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.