Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Elegance of Snow Beaded Necklace with Vintage Brooch

The Elegance of Snow Beaded Necklace with Antique Brooch
The first finished piece of a series of beaded necklaces and chokers in creation using vintage brooches as the focal point on the piece.

The 1.8" (46 mm) brooch in this piece is a vintage piece picked up at a local thrift shop. It had all of its rhinestones (which is extremely rare for vintage pieces!) but was missing the pin on the back. It's now been re-purposed as a shimmering snowflake pendant for this icy blue handmade necklace.

This item is a unique OOAK (One of a Kind) piece.

The lobster claw clasp at the nape hooks to a chain that allows this necklace to be adjusted between 15.5" - 18.5" in length (39 cm - 47 cm). This means it can be worn tight enough to be a choker or a little longer to lie against the chest while a small matching beaded bauble at the end of the chain gives an extra bit of decorative touch.