When I am hunting for vintage ear bobs, I am always looking at the tiny details.
Sometimes I will find a set that takes my breath away.
This was one of them.
It had vintage Miriam Haskell written all over it.
From the brass filigree, to the tiny crystal headpins, then onto the unmistakable patina of the drop pearls and the champagne colored baroque pearls nestled in the back.
I have had this focal made for some time, using it as an example in my Rhinestones & Rosaries class...
as well as in my Etched & Layered classes.
I decided several days ago to go ahead and finish it into a necklace for
I will be teaching this very class, Rhinestones & Rosaries,
which is the first of two, a week from tomorrow.
I finished it off with a vintage rosary, that had the most beautiful champagne colored glass pearls, bought from a favorite Etsy dealer.
I had the same reaction to it when it arrived in the mail,
as I did when I found the ear bobs.
Little did I know that one day the two would come together.
I dug though some bits and pieces left over from necklaces past,
finding a few strings of filigree covered rosary beads that fit with the two just perfectly.
Now that will really take your breath away....