Vintage jewelry gallery. Handmade jewelry inspired by bygone eras.

Jeweled Holiday Handbag

by Liz Juneau. (Savannah, Georgia USA) I used a bit of jewelry making to revamp this satin handbag that I purchased from a thrift market. The color of the fabric was a dull yellow but it had a nice shape and included a chain to wear over the shoulder or tuck inside to use as […]

Porcelain Doll ‘Relic’ Necklace

by Sandy Kane. (Watertown, Massachusetts USA) I found this tiny broken porcelain doll when I lived in a very old (pre-colonial) house in Massachusetts as a child. I recently decided to make her into a necklace. I used size 15 bronze metallic seed beads stitched in herringbone pattern for her wee dress, added a dark […]

Retro Reminice Pearls

by Kathleen Bennett (Kate). (Auckland, New Zealand) A few years ago I made a retro pearl necklace and no sooner had I displayed it than an elderly lady came up to me and said “I used to wear pearls like that” and paid me five dollars over the asking price, for sentimental reasons. I have […]

Victorian Flower Garden

by Joan Williams. (Springfield, Missouri USA) For this vintage style bracelet I linked flower charms together, glued a flatback crystal in the center of each and added dangles of Swarovski crystals and filigree beads. I also stamped and decoupaged a matching gift box, which was as much fun as making the jewelry! Joan Williams Lilruby […]

Victorian Mystery Necklace

by Kristine Schroeder. (St. Germain Wisconsin USA) I love to take inspiration from antique jewelry and re-interpret it in jeweler’s wire. I wanted this necklace to look like I reached back 120 years and took it out of a Victorian lady’s jewel box. The garnet beads glitter with every movement. The sterling silver chain and […]

Victorian Necklace

by Rosanna Cappellino. (Buffalo New York USA) Handmade flowers and vines in pale colors set on a heart to bring out the beauty of this necklace. Swarovski Pearls and Crystal and Sterling Silver clasp. Rosanna Cappellino that pendant by: pat barden man–ilove the flowers and vines–did you make that pendant? its beautiful–ill check out ye […]

Victorian Pin

by Sally Vonada. (Wamego, Kansas USA) This shawl/sweater pin is my first project using aluminum wire, and I am pleased with the result. As with many of the pins I have been making, I did not draw it out first, but let the shape evolve and embellish from there. Sally Vonada Bright Ideas Jewelry Blog […]

Victorian Steampunk Bracelet with Swarovski Stone and Chunky Chain

by Nicole. (Longwood, Florida USA) Hi Everyone, my name is Nicole. I just fell upon on your site, Rena, what a wonderful place to hang out. I have so enjoyed seeing everyone’s beautiful pieces. I’m a Steampunk artist who enjoys designing jewelry in the form of DIY jewelry kits. I don’t know why, I just […]

Victorian Dark Opulence Gothic Lolita Cameo Choker

by Rose. (Nocturnal Nostalgia) Blend between Regency and Victorian Gothic influenced choker. I used imported satin, filigree brocade trim, black lace and a vintage inspired regency ivory cameo. This choker has sterling silver latches and chain. I was so inspired by the elegance of the brocade lace I used and the great image of the […]

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