This unique pendant is made from a section of a vintage rhinestone necklace attached to a vintage copper colored coin which features the Irish Claddagh symbol of a heart with a crown being held by two hands. In the Claddagh design, the heart represents love, the crown, loyalty, and the hands, friendship. I have added vintage crystal rosary beads and vintage silver book chain.
The necklace section is 20" long and the pendant is 2.5" long.
This necklace is one of a kind and lovingly handmade by me in my home studio in San Francisco. Most of my creations are a mix of antique, vintage, and new parts, some of which may (or may not) show signs of aging and wear. I feel that such “imperfections” only add character to the piece and hope that you do too.
Jan Dempsey has been designing jewelry since she was a “flower child” of the 60’s. As a wife, mother and now world traveler, creating jewelry has always been a source of immense joy and therapy. Her "re-created" pieces are crafted from her own unique assortment of vintage findings and beads. Jan's distinctive designs reflect a relaxed sophistication that takes you from jeans to cocktail dress.