Friday, April 20, 2012

Set Sail for Paris – Assemblage Necklace


The Victorian brass ship pin with “PARIS” stamped on the front is the starting inspiration for this necklace. Souvenir jewelry was often purchased on Victorian travels. Touring Europe, including Paris and Italy was popular in Victorian and Edwardian days. Little trinkets were evidence of places you've been! For now I am content with my virtual travels.


The pin has been left on and will offer more variety to the way you can wear and drape this necklace. A very clever quality clasp!


The brass chain enables the necklace to be adjustable from 20” to 24”.


It is set at the shortest length on the dress form. The ship drops an additional 1 3/4 from the necklace.


Three different strands pay homage to the sea; a vintage chain of clear glass beads attached rosary style for sparkle, a strand of freshwater pearls to hint at sea life, a strand of Czech glass beads with rough faceted quartz in the colors of water. Now available in my Etsy shop here.

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