This whimsical and elegant necklace has a very practical side to it. I combined a magnifying glass with a vintage folded metal bead, Etruscan styled connectors and French rope chain sourced from old warehouse stock. This chain was probably made around the 1970s and has a small number of darkened areas on it where it has been exposed to the air.
It measures 93 cm around the neck edge and the metal bead and magnifying glass measure 8 cm in length.
This necklace has been sustainably made using a combination of vintage materials. These show some evidence of their age and former life in minor wear and a deepened patina. I think that is what gives them so much charm.
Handmade in Australia.