Thursday, July 28, 2011

it's always in the details

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....


In the Light of the Moon said...


Pretty Things said...

Wow. I'm in awe. As I am so many times on this blog!

Gail said...

What a gorgeous treasure of a piece! Simply stunning, I can't imagine owning such a wonder.....:).

Charlene said...

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!! It does take my breath away! LOVE IT! Hugs to the chef! Tell him Honey & I miss you two! I'll talk to Cindy in the morning & we'll sign up then. I really helped you sell that class out fast didn't I!!! Hee Hee! We'll have a blast. Ask the hostess for hotel suggesions PLEASE! HUGS!

stregata said...

Gorgeous. Don't you just love when pieces come together like the components were made for each other?

Cindy said...

Diane, your necklace is full of ornate and simply stunning details... I can absolutely see why you were so drawn to this particular vintage ear is such a rare find. What a gorgeous piece of art jewelry & a fabulous class ahead!

steufel said...

Oh Diane, once again, I'm just in awe!

Esther said...

absolutely " merveilleux"!! always something more beautiful to see..

Diana said...

Simply goooorgeous daaarling!

Jenny said...

I just adore your work. I am amazed at all your creations. You truly inspire me every time I visit your blog.


The Joy of Nesting said...

Lady Dy,

Your voice is one I have truly missed while I have been away from Bloglandia!! It is so good to be home and visit my favorite art sisters!! I see that you have kept very busy this summer. I'm glad, your work is always such an inspiration!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Bajuna Jewelry and Custom Beaded Creations said...

That rosary is so beautiful! I love the use of the pearl teardrops with the rhinestone head pins. I love love love the vintage pearl chain! Stunning!

connie said...

dearest diane,
this is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen. oh how I wished you lived in california... you must let me know if you teach this next year so i can make my plans... I am so sorry i missed you at gilding the lily... by the way I truly just love reading your blog it inspires and just fills my soul with goodness!