Tuesday, August 30, 2011



I had a lot of fun creating this one of a kind assemblage necklace featuring an antique Victorian Art Nouveau repousse frame.

The assemblage artwork under mica is an image of the Sacred Heart of Mary from an antique holy card.

The handmade chain consists of sterling silver wire wrapped vintage crystal rondelles, faux pearls and silver filigree beads.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

He Sleeps

I've been having a blast creating these assemblage necklaces using reproduction flaming sacred heart vessels adorned with antique paste jewelry and religious images from antique lace holy cards. What a combination!

This one is embellished with an antique Art Deco paste heart pendant. Inside is an image of Mary from an antique lace holy card lovingly gazing down at Babe Jesus as He sleeps.

It hangs from a heavy vintage silver tone chain.

Sainte Jeanne D'Arc

I have always had a thing for Joan of Arc ever since I can remember. When I was 7, I watched an old black and white movie on the television of Joan of Arc played by Ingrid Bergman. This movie captivated me because a woman so young died so tragically for her unrelenting beliefs. In the end, I cried my eyes out when she burned at the stake and I was stunned to learn this was a true story.

In commemoration of her, I created an assemblage necklace in her name. An antique Victorian repousse match safe vesta is combined with 2 art deco paste brooches. One a crown, the other a fleur de lis. The obverse has an antique French Sainte Jeanne D'Arc medal decorated with a fleur de lis. It suspends from an Art Deco silver filigree bead necklace. You can find it at my Etsy shop, Metal Corset.