"Princess" vintage redesign jewelry

April 21st, 2009 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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The focal of this necklace is a lady image with the word Princess encased in vintage glass.
These vintage beads are new stock vintage (never used) and are available at Artbeads as is this brown silk ribbon.  This is my inspiration for the series I did.
My stash of items from my studio that I pulled together to go with the Artbeads items I was sent to design with.
Shows the focal with the chain, which is varying lengths of gold chain.
The necklace draped on the column, helps you see the way the 5 layers of gold chain lay in this design.
These earrings actually work with all 3 of the necklaces I designed in this series.
The focal of this necklace is a lady image with the word Princess encased in vintage glass.

The focal of this necklace is a lady image with the word "Princess" encased in vintage glass.

This redesigned necklace and earrings are part of a series I did with inspiration coming from 10 vintage beads and some chocolate brown silk ribbon.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, funky, glass, chic, brown, yellow, historical, crystal, gold-metallic

Comments (7)

vanj2558 writes: you are one awesome , talented woman!!!!! Posted: 8:14 am on October 6th
MimiToria writes: Thanks everyone for your comments and encouraging words. I spend a lot of time on each of my creations, they are not thrown together quickly like many people do, but each design usually has several hours included in the time of the actual design.
Unfortunately, my photos do not capture the pieces of jewelry like in person as Lani stated, and the many customers I have sent to from other states, comment that they far exceed photos they've seen that inspired them to purchase an item. This is a good problem to have. Making customers happier than they expected.
Junking has been what has inspired my newest surge of creativity and I have lots of fun things that will be show cased in September at a Junkers extravaganza.
http://www.mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com Posted: 11:11 pm on April 24th
alicemom writes: Gretchen,
What a great use of vintage goodies. They are beautiful. Your eye is the best! You inspire me.
Alice Posted: 11:06 pm on April 22nd
junkermidge writes: Awesome work! Beautiful jewelry! Way to go Gretchen.
Midge Posted: 9:28 pm on April 22nd
georgiamoon writes: Gretchen I think you just get better and better each time I see your work. These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You have a very special talent, Georgia Posted: 5:50 pm on April 22nd
CottageElements writes: I saw this in person and it is absolutely stunning! Pictures definitely can't do it the justice it deserves. Well done, Gretchen!

Lani Posted: 1:57 pm on April 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Gretchen,
You KNOW I love this!!!! It is absolutely stunning!!! I found some crystals just like these one year and decoupaged Christmas pictures on them and used them as ornaments, but your necklace is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Just gorgeous...you are an amazing jewelry designer.
xojanis Posted: 11:40 am on April 22nd
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