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Joseph Boris 1980's Artisan Mixed Metal Modernist Necklace: Fabulous modernist mixed metal necklace from studio artisan Joseph Boris. Beautifully crafted in a fluid linked design of brass, copper and silver tone metal that looks simply fabulous on! The central piece measures 2 3/8" long in the center. The necklace measures roughly 17 1/2" around the inside and has an S-link closure. It is signed and dated 1988. This one of a kind artisan piece is in excellent condition.
Vintage Modernist Mixed Metal Artisan Earrings: These vintage mixed metal earrings are truly fabulous! The copper base is framed in brass and the earring is embellished with a silver modernist motif. The earrings are clip back and measure 1 3/8 by 1 1/8". They are light weight and easy to wear! unsigned, possibly Mexico in origin.
Artisan Laminated Tortoise Bakelite and Lucite Octagon Bracelet: This fabulous bakelite bangle is hand crafted from vintage translucent marbled tortoise bakelite in an octagon shape. Four of the corners have been laminated with clear lucite. You can see some crackling of the glue through the lucite, it is not crazed, just an effect as the glue dried. The laminated pieces are tight. There is some scratching on the inside of the bangle, of course not visible when worn. A fun and fabulous artisan piece and the perfect addition to your bangle stack! The bangle is 1/2" wid e and 1/2 high at the laminated sides. The diameter is 2 5/8". Unsigned artisan.
Art Deco Art Glass and Pyramid Glass Necklace: I created this necklace from a bevy of art deco beads I had been saving from various bits and pieces of broken necklaces. All of the beads are authentic deco as is the brass clasp. The focal point of the necklace is the four large banded glass beads. Their colors simply pop! I used coral "raspberry" beads and small round glass beads to pick out the reddish/coral color stripes in the beads and filled the strand with wonderful pyramid shaped beads in matching colors. The base of each has a filigree brass end cap. The clasp is an authentic deco screw clasp, which holds securely. The necklace is strung on a double strand of silk for strength. The necklace measures 18".
Artisan Black Cultured Pearl Necklace 14K Enamel Lovebirds in Heart Drop Pendant: This lovely artisan necklace is crafted from black cultured Chinese pearls, hand knotted on silk between each pearl. The clasp and pendant are both 14k gold. The pendant is a delicate heart with two enamel lovebirds on a branch, which acid tests as 14k gold. The necklace is in excellent condition and is 18" long.
Artisan Sterling Amethyst and Pearl Pendant Necklace: This stunning pendant necklace is an artisan crafted one of a kind piece. The focal point of the pendant is a large emerald cut, medium purple faceted amethyst measuring approx 19 x 14 mm. According to the conversion chart this stone weighs a bit over 15cts, but that is approximate. The stone is securely bezel set. The top of the pendant features a graceful scroll on each side of a glowing half pearl, also bezel set. The bail is fan shaped and large enough for most chains or cords. The pendant measures 2 by 3/4" and is signed 925 with an unknown makers mark. A truly glorious piece! I added a 16" sterling oval "bead" chain marked 925, Italy.
Vintage Artisan Geometric Modernist Inlaid Metal Brooch Cultured Pearl: This amazing modernist brooch is artisan crafted, but unsigned. The work is incredibly detailed, with depth and dimension. The brooch is inlaid with a variety of materials in white, black and brick red. I am unable to tell what the material is. The recessed areas are inlaid with small angled tiles of gold and copper colored material. A 6 mm genuine cultured pearl adorns the open center of the brooch. The metal is a dense, heavy dark metal, doesn't test as sterling and is not pewter. I truly have no idea what it is. The craftsmanship on this brooch is amazing. It measures 1 3/4 by 1 1/2 and is shockingly unsigned.
Vintage Artisan Blue Lucite Snake Bead with Japanese Millefiori Beads: This wonderful vintage necklace from the 70's was artisan created from rich blue lucite snake beads, capped with heavy silver tone bead caps made especially for these beads. Three large Japanese millefiori beads add drama to the necklace, black with multi color flowers. The necklace is perfect to wear alone or layer, as it is 29" in length. The push in clasp holds securely.
Mariquita Masterson Mint Green Glass & Faux Pearl Necklace and Earring Set Sterling: This stunning artisan necklace and clip back earring set from Mariquita Masterson is amazing! Huge, heavy glass pearls of the highest quality, two strands on each side, frame a minty green slumped glass center set in sterling silver. The matching clip back earrings are also set in sterling. The glass center measures 2 by 1 1/4". The sterling silver clasp has a hook on the back. The necklace measures 17 1/2" and is quite weighty. The matching clip back earrings measure 1". All pieces are marked 925 with Mariquita's mark and her signature sterling clasp. These pieces are from the estate of Jo Ann Christian, the wife of LBJ's press secretaty. They are in fabulous condition.
Vintage Mixed Metal Modernist Brass & Copper Cuff Bracelet: This gorgeous vintage mixed metal modernist bracelet features a wide brass cuff overlaid with copper and an open work brass design. This bracelet is visually appealing, and will work well with many styles of jewelry. The bracelet measures 1 1/4" wide with an opening of 1". It is 2 1/4" in diameter. It has a wonderful, rich patina, but could be polished if you prefer.
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