Necklace with Repurposed Vintage Buckle with Rhinestones and Pearls

Jan's Description

I have taken a simple vintage metal buckle and added a vintage rhinestone and pearl pin to form the pendant core. To that I added drapes of chain at the bottom. Rhinestone beads, jet black beads and pearls and a striking vintage silver chain comprise the rest of the necklace. This asymmetrical treatment updates the look. 

Necklace is 20" long plus a 3" pendant segment. 

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 show signs of aging and wear. I feel that such “imperfections” only add character to the piece and hope that you do too. 

About the Artisan

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.