Sunday, 2 December 2012

Two Whimsical Pendants

Two Whimsical Pendants

I have added two  ‘old/new’ pendants to my etsy shop.

The focal point for the first pendent is love of antique buttons!!

I wanted to have a pendant celebrating the beauty of Victorian buttons - each one special.

I choose a wonderful round Victorian brass button from c1870.
Then hanging from that I put a most unusual late Victorian c1900 button.
It is a drop shape - it could have been opened but I have sewn it shut.
It is so distinctive - anyone know the reason or history for this type of button - I would love to know?
I added two apple green wood beads, some moss green seed beads and some metal beads to hand the button.
They sit on platted green silk ribbon that is attached to a divided 18inch bronze plated metal chain.

For both of these pieces I cut the chain and extended with ribbon - just wanted to try a less formal look. Whimsical with a historic Victorian twist !
One of a kind.

The second pendant is called - Fly Birdie

Another  ‘old/new’ piece - just like memories are.

A blue distressed platted silk ribbon is again attached to a divided 18inch bronze plated metal chain with blue seed beads twisted around the tie knots.
A little collection hangs from the ribbon.
A bronze bead cap (lovely open work) holds some more ribbon, some Victorian lace and a small bird charm. 
On more blue seen beads hangs more Victorian lace and an antique watch key. (on one side a flower, on the other number 7). A nice pretty key - small enough to be delicate.

See them both on etsy