I've been making more jewelry, but I haven't had time to photograph it all. Here is another line of one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets with vintage components, including my favorite bracelet. I finally found a bead store nearby. I didn't get many beads, but they have silver plated and sterling silver wire, which I eventually want to start using. Stay tuned!
This pendant necklace collects together a vintage brown and black round button, a vintage brass cage bead, and vintage silver-plated "melon" bead, and a vintage green, fire-polished faceted glass bead suspended by bits of vintage chain from an old brass ring. The necklace chain is new, but with an antique brass finish.
This pendant necklace is made from a vintage wooden bead, separated by brass rounds with an antique finish from two vintage blue and white lampwork beads. It is suspended from two slightly different vintage brass chains.
My favorite so far: three vintage buttons wired together using reclaimed brass wire and a vintage brass ring, connected by a chain and lobster-claw clasp that are new but that have an antique brass finish. At the clasp hangs a vintage "melon" shaped bead that appears to have been silver plated brass. The finish is charmingly worn and patinaed.
This necklace is similar to the first, but with a pearlized-white button, instead of the black and brown.