This necklace is part of my collection of original pendants made with various vintage materials. The base is a piece of cover from an antique book. Mounted on that are two vintage buttons - a black coat button and a small intricately detailed silver button. It is surrounded by gold ball chain. The remainder of the necklace consists of smoky quartz beads in an unusual rectangular shape, smoky quartz round faceted, vintage pearls, vintage bronze, rhinestone rondelles and a large rutilated quartz bead. Finishing it off is antique gold vintage chain. It is 18" long with a 2" long extender chain. The pendant is large - 2" in diameter.
This necklace is lovingly handmade in my home studio in San Francisco. My creations are a mix of antique, vintage, and new parts. I have loved working with “found” objects for as long as I can remember! Ever since I started in the '60s, creating jewelry has been a source of immense joy and therapy.