Vintage Crystal Flower Necklace

by Carol Klonicki
(Edinboro, PA, USA)

Vintage Crystal Flower Necklace

Vintage Crystal Flower Necklace

This 18" necklace and earrings are made with an antique teardrop crystal from an old chandelier. It also has a message, created with flowers. On the back, using "Mod Podge", are blue forget-me-nots, pressed from my garden. Then a piece of music from "America" is put on top of the flowers. If you look closely, you see the words, "My country..." (The music is from Vintage Image Craft, 2009, Independence Day images.) Silver paint is then used to cover the paper. Two white beads with blue flowers are knotted in place on a cord of white sheer and satin ribbons.

The earrings are made from the top of the crystals. I had to turn the wire putting the flat part of the crystal facing the back so that two small pressed pansies could be adhered, also with "Mod Podge". (Victorians called them "heartsease.) New crystals were also added. Victorians created a language for flowers. Forget-me-nots, of course, mean remember -- Remember the blessings of our country and those who worked to achieve those blessings for us. Pansies mean peaceful thoughts.

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May 20, 2010
by: Su Hall

Congratulations on your piece! It is certainly beautiful!


May 16, 2010
How Neat!
by: Su Hall

Your jewelry is gorgeous! That is such a clever idea. I love the significance. It adds so much more to the pieces. I would love to see a list of the Victorian's names for flowers. They were such romantics.

Su Hall

May 13, 2010
Love this.
by: Anonymous

Very pretty! I love seeing all of these great works of art here. Thanks for sharing.

May 09, 2010
by: Justine*

This is so beautiful and I love the idea of re-purposing the piece from a chandelier. I see those crystals all the time at the Sicilian Antique market and of course I want them all but had no clue what I would do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

May 09, 2010
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by: Helen

This is a real work of art and very beautiful, I love the soft tones that have been used, and really appreciate the patience and hard work that has gone into making this a really lovely piece of artwork. Well done and thanks for sharing.

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