February 4, 2011

Vintage Pearl Collars Transformed for Today

Somewhere during the last year I know I saw a project similar to this one.
A beautiful vintage pearl 1950's collar had been turned around to place the
Closure at the back......A gorgeous pendant or brooch had been attached,
And the results were stunning.
It has been a long week here in Texas with ice and now 5 inches of snow.
Because I have retail, I hold true to the "rule" that I am closed when the schools are closed......
And they have been closed all week.
I have dug through boxes at home, found things I had forgotten about, and things
I thought I had already sold.
These collars were some of that stash and it triggered my memory of having seen something done with these beautiful pieces.
These are my efforts.......
I found that adding a small chain in the back would also extend the size and make
Them adjustable for different size necks.
I had such wonderful fun matching the perfect pendant/brooch to the collar.
Not to be worn with everything, but beautiful with the right neckline.....



















I know I need to get back to the Shoppe, and I will,
But this week has been divine.
I haven't had a vacation in years,
And this has been heaven.
Thanks for stopping by today...
I love it when you come.

10 comments:

  1. I had one of those, but not sure where it is. I will have to get it out and see what I can do with it. Great idea.

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  2. How pretty and elegant!!! I wish I were a jewelry wearing girl. You have such creative ideas!

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  3. those are adorable!!!i never quite know what to do with those collars. the ones you made are truly unique. thanks for sharing.
    sue

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  4. Wow! They are absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful and relaxing way to spend your time - I'm sure it was rejuvenating. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely creations!

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  5. I love these. I have one somewhere. Need to find it and update it. They are very elegant and feminine.

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  6. Good Morning, Jana,
    This are lovely. I can't believe you had all of these wonderful supplies in your 'stash' at home!

    Stay warm. Happy Weekend ~Natalie

    p.s Your Crazy Becca matches our kitties!!

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  7. Oh good someone else that likes WInter! we are few!

    x
    Carole

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  8. What a fantastic idea!1 I have 2 of my Hubby's grandmothers and I just may try something like this with them!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  9. Happy Pink Saturday!

    These are very unique! And love all these lovely creatures on the left --->>>


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  10. That is quite a beautiful collection you have there, Jana! Just beautiful! Enjoy your time off!

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