Thursday, August 8, 2013

A Friend for the Necklace with a lot of History

When I finished the necklace with the West Point button from the 1800's, I decided it needed another necklace to wear with it. So I made a friend for it to play with.
Upcycled necklace with leaf charm

I started with this brass leaf charm that I salvaged from some old jewelry.  I like how it has developed quite a patina over the years. Then I added parts of an old rosary and various recycled beads and bits of chains.
Assemblage necklace with rosary beads, recycled beads and chains.

See how well they play together? 
Assemblage necklace with recycled jewelry parts

Did you know the word rosary comes from the Latin word rosarium which means crown of thorns.

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