Thursday, May 7, 2009

Pairing Old With New

While rooting through my pile of vintage broken jewelry I found two long strands of rosary chain. They were both dirty and yellowish, so I thought I'd see what potential they had. Wow! What amazing things I found under the dirt.

One had opaque glass beads (the one in the picture) and the other has very tiny freshwater pearls. At least I think they are, it's hard to know when its vintage.

So, for a new piece I have paired the old with the new. The longer strand is the vintage rosary chain with the opaque glass beads and the shorter is an oxidized sterling silver chain with a briolette wrapped in oxidized sterling silver wire. It's very pretty on...now if I can get my daughter to model it for me.

3 comments:

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

It's gorgeous!

My Dear Darling said...

Wow, that's beautiful! I'm sure she won't mind modeling those for you. :)

justmichelle54 said...

Love the necklace. It's always great to make new treasures out of old. Glad to have your creative mind on Artfire.

Michelle
Customer Relations
artfire.com