I happened across these darling British, farthing coins, featuring a wren. Circulation ceased on this design in 1960. I thought the design was worthy of a second life in a piece of jewelry and I was thrilled to find this artist who alters the coin with a soldered edge and bail. (See back of coin in photo #2).
vintage 1941, farthing coin, with soldered edge
sterling silver charm dangle
on 18” pyrite, wire-wrapped in sterling silver chain
it’s so fun as a designer when a piece comes together like this one did...I love how every piece works with the others. and the larimar chain just sets off those tiny speckles in the lampwork bead. Love Love Love...
I feel like these are a little throwback to the classy days of Doris Day or Lucille Ball. can you see it too? hopefully, you know who I’m talking about, lol, but if you don’t, just know they were super classy ladies that influenced my life when I was a little girl. Very cool ladies. (those little mercury Czech glass beads just do it for me).
this necklace features a vintage African money ring. I purchased the vintage money belt (the last photo shows the belt that this ring came from-circa 1920 Nigeria) that these rings were on...dismantled it, gave them all a bath and sealed them with a metal sealant so that they wouldn’t patina any further.
vIntage African brass money ring link, circa 1920 Nigeria (cleaned & sealed to preserve the patina)
and sometimes, the littlest thing can grab you...that’s what happened for me with this sweet pewter charm. I decided to accent it with gold oil paint and then bring that out even more with the gold & crystal beaded chain. just precious.
when you want just a little bit of grace to cover you as you go about your day, this brass cross necklace will be your reminder that you’ve got it...all you have to do is ask. I wanted it to be a little bit of a standout by adding the vintage milk glass chain. so sweet.