Thursday, March 29, 2012

Relics Earrings II

Newly listed to Metal Corset is this stunning pair of religious assemblage earrings.

They were created by combining several antique religious artifacts, antique sterling silver filigree connectors, pot metal Art Deco paste findings and two Victorian sterling silver and paste Esprit doves all delicately suspended from hand forged sterling silver wire hooks.

They are further accentuated by two antique Miraculous Mary medals and two rare antique Flaming Sacred Heart charms.

Each earring measures approximately 3.75" from the top of hook to tip of wing.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Newly listed to Metal Corset.

Beneath the glass of this Art Nouveau religious reliquary is a beautiful assemblage of the Virgin Mary holding a Flaming Sacred Heart.

The image comes from an antique lace holy card and is embellished with German silver glass glitter.

All this delicately suspends from an 15" Art Deco open back paste necklace.

Friday, March 23, 2012


In the following days, I will be adding, "Buy It Now," links allowing you to purchase merchandise directly through my blog. If this is successful, I will move all merchandise from my Etsy shops Metal Corset and Metal Corset II here. Check back often for updates.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Victorian Gunmetal Long Guard Chain With 95 Open Back Paste Brilliants

Newly listed to Metal Corset II is this stunning antique Victorian gunmetal long guard chain with 95 fully faceted bail set paste brilliants that sparkle like diamonds.

I've owned many of these gunmetal long guard chains with paste brilliants in the past, but never one with 95. Each paste brilliant measures 5mm in diameter.

This chain does not open. A swivel clasp at one end allows you to wear it in several different ways if desired. However, this chain was intended to hang a lorgnette or muff in the Victorian days.

Absolutely stunning and excellent period piece with no issues and totally original.

These Victorian gunmetal long guard chains with paste brilliants are becoming harder to find. So this one is a rare find.

Measures 57" in length continuous not including swivel clasp.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Antique Ex Voto Collection

Here's a pic of my antique ex voto collection thus far. To view the exquisite details, click on the image to enlarge.