My name is Violette Noble and I am an artist who loves to search far and wide for bits and baubles whose origins may not be fully known but are always antique, rare, eclectic or just plain odd.
I use these fantastic finds in all my jewelry designs and each piece is created by me and is entirely unique.
Since we've been talking about brass the last few days and how to make it look wonderfully "antique" I thought you might enjoy seeing some of my jewelry that I made using authentic antique brass pieces that I was very lucky to find!
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Some of them reside in private collections and some are available in my Etsy store. Just click the link at the bottom of this page OR leave me a comment and I will respond as quickly as possible!
The necklace below, was one of my very favorites and began with a very large antique brass finding and a plate from an antique pocket watch! Vintage wristwatch cases and an antique rhinestone piece complete this lovely piece!
This Steampunk Brooch below, began life as an antique back of a drawer pull! I added a shimmering 1920's watch face and gears from an antique pocket watch. A jewelry quality pin back is mounted securely.
This wildly enticing necklace began with an antique brass piece with WONDERFUL natural verdi gris patina! I added an antiqued brass beetle, a vintage watch movement and other fun bits and bobs!
The earrings below are made from antique brass buttons, antiqued brass settings and gears from antique pocket watches.
Another necklace that began life as a back plate from drawer. I added a brass bee and some other red and green accents.
"see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil" This necklace and earring set uses an antique brass finding, 3 brass vintage monkey charms and various watch parts
SUCH a fun piece and not for the faint of heart! A large antique brass finding, a new brass antiqued bee, antique pocket watch gears, glass amber beads and 100 year old cuckoo clock chain make this necklace truly "one of a kind"!
I would be honored if you would check out my etsy store and please feel free to "convo" me with questions or comments! I would love to hear from you and I would love to include you in my next mailing for ideas, sales and give-aways!