Bird Song Necklace

Bird Song is a compilation of vintage jewelry parts and pieces as well as new chain, findings, and beads. I began with the antique brass compact and drilled holes in the top and bottom. I flattened out large brass jump rings and refashioned them to fit through the holes and attach to the jump rings that connect the different parts of the necklace. For the focal piece I fit a vintage watch crystal into a vintage brass frame, glued the word "bird" to it, sprinkled some antique glass glitter into it and then glued a bird image from an old book onto the back. That whole piece was then attached to the front of the compact case and the glitter shimmers and shakes and rolls around under the crystal.  For the dangle I attached pieces of a vintage rhinestone necklace atop old paper that was glued to a metal background. The word "song" was glued on and then I punched holes in the dangle and attached it to the focal piece with jump rings. I then added some beads and an old locket to the bottom of the dangle. The chain was made using jump rings and glass seed beads then attached to the focal piece with jump rings. The inside of the compact has a small collage made of old papers, paint, and fabric with the definition of "listen" cut from an old dictionary as the final layer, I also added an vintage rhinestone. The old steel mirror is still intact inside the top.



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4 thoughts on “Bird Song Necklace

  1. Congratulations on being a semi-finalist. I really like this piece. Birds are a favorite image of mine as well as things that sparkle. Love the way you combined all the elements.


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