by Nancy Vaughan.
(San Diego, CA)
Is it pewter? Is it brass? Is it silver plate?
The metal in this necklace really is a mystery. In certain lights it has a bit of a golden sheen but in others it looks more like silver.
This necklace is made from a deconstructed thrift store find.
The original style was made using about 4 feet of chain with all of the irregular circle pieces as singles or groups of two or three. They were attached to each other with sections of chain and in no particular order.
When I got a close up look at the necklace what really caught my attention were the circular pieces that had what looked like channel set marcasite. Interesting components, blah design.
I took it apart, saved about 14 inches of chain and kept the original clasp. I tried several design combinations with the circles and finally decided on a bib design.
I’m very pleased with the final results but I still don’t know what the metal is.