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Charme Vintage

About this design:

This piece was wholly inspired by the amazing centerpiece, a vintage coin my father sent me. It is from France, 1923, and has a lovely light patina of a greenish hue despite still being VERY clear-cut and easy to read for such an old coin! I made the bail myself, punched extra holes in the hammered Vintaj charms to turn them into connectors, and worked up this piece with a vintage/ antique feel to it. The leaf, a Vintaj natural brass charm, I hand patinated with Moss, Jade, and Verdigris Vintaj Patinas, then coated with Vintaj Glaze mixed with PearlEx in Aztec Gold for a Gilt French finish. I think it turned out very Arte Nouveau-ish. The chain is leftover hand patinated green Vintaj chain from earlier projects. =^__^=


Vintaj findings and chain in Natural Brass, Vintage French Coin, Large Metallic Lime Freshwater Pearl, Dark Green Kyanite Rectangles, Bronze colored Freshwater Pearls, Serpentine Rounds, Swarovski crystals in various sizes and shades of green

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  1. Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy says:

    I love this necklace as well as both pairs of earrings you made that look like a set because of the simililarities. Gorgeous as well as well done because of your talented work in producing hand-made pieces.

  2. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Oh wow! As someone who loves antiques, this piece really strikes a cord! Absolutely fabulous vintage feel directing all the attention on that awesome coin. Wonderful design.

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    Love them all!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Fabulous!! You do great work! :)

  5. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    That coin is indeed amazing, Sonja, and you have created a necklace to showcase it perfectly !

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    They are all great, but I really like this one :D

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