Usually when I take photos of my jewelry, it's all clumped together in a small ingredients dish or dozens of strands hanging from the same three wall hooks, which is how they hang in real life - no very good for preservation or for sharing my collection. This time I decided to remove a few of my favorite pieces from the clutter to share.
I have several vintage necklaces that I've collected over the years at various consignment shops and flea markets. This one here that this owl so beautifully displays is really unique with the white and Easter-egg colored jewels.
Here are a few more vintage finds. The necklace came from the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg in NY, the falcon-esque brooch from the Portobello Road in London and the nautical hoop earrings are my late grandmother's.
These purple jars are vintage too, but the rhinestone bracelets are brand new and made by a very talented lady - my mom! More on the that later...
Recently I started collecting vintage Italian micro mosaic pieces - pins, brooches and lockets.
Not vintage, but very new. The top pendant with the stones is by the fabulous young jewelry designer Lauren Wolf. If I had more mula, I'd buy many more pieces. The emerald-colored pendant was a recent birthday gift from some of my best friends is my Isabel Marant, a favorite fashion designer.
Remember those rhinestone bracelets a few photos ago? Well that was just a little preview of the many types of beautiful bracelets my mom can make. Over the years she has desinged and hand beaded bracelets and necklaces, putting in hours of time and creative effort, sometimes working on a pieces for over 40 hours before she deems it complete. And look at the results!
I stuck a few in bouquet, they blend in beautifully!
It's quite nice having a jewelry designer in the family!
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