Oh wow...how do I start describing this necklace!
I started with a vintage heraldic brooch fragment made by the Mamselle Company who operated in the USA between 1962 and 1987. I made the chain using oxidised sterling silver wire and gorgeous vintage Austrian crystal beads. I suspended a number of vintage elements including a brass stamped peace charm, a lady's hand charm, a button and rhinestone drop from this chain.
This necklace measures 51.5 cm along the neck edge. The focal brooch fragment measures 6 x 4.5 cm for comparison.
Handmade using vintage materials which show some evidence of their age in minor wear and a deepened patina; I think that is what gives them so much charm.
Re-imagined in Australia