This beautiful, feminine crystal was an estate sale find. I can only imagine the chandy she came from! It's a large one, measuring about 2" from top to bottom. It's faceted on the front for lots of sparkle and the back is flat. I've incorporated a black freshwater pearl and another smaller crystal at the top for flashes of blue, green and purple. This one called for white metals, so it was constructed with silver plated wire and a white metal colored bead at the top. Black polished leather cord measures 30".
My jewelry pieces are all one-of-a-kind, mostly made from recycled bits and pieces. My style is a bit edgy and I like to play with mixed metals so that they can be worn with many different companion pieces. You will notice that my embossed printing is a little wonky-this is intentional-it's all part of my style. I also celebrate imperfections found on some of these old objects, as they are scars that detail part of their history. I do like to go an extra step to finish my pieces with nice details, like eyelets in the drilled holes. Most smashed spoon pieces just have drilled holes...I like the more finished and refined look the eyelet gives and it's an opportunity to add another color of metal.
On the smashed spoon necklaces, you will see each item marked " Extra Large," "Large," "Medium," or "Small." These labels are referring to the bowl size of the vintage or antique spoon that was used. Larger ladies usually prefer the larger pieces, whereas the small ones can look nice on a lady of any size or age, to include young girls.
Most are strung on black or brown polished leather.
The "Special Collection" and "Mermaid" pieces still have the look that my pieces are known for but will have a really unusual, rare, or extra element. They're a little fancier than the regular smashed spoon pieces.
My copper and sterling silver pieces are all made entirely by hand from raw metals.