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.
on Etsy was gracious enough to share some of here fabulous architectural jewels with us!
This is what she said about the items pictured below! (click on the photos for a larger view!)
"The Androgyne" was cobbled together from a beautiful, old, unburied porcelain faucet handle fixture. The valve was routed out where it had oxidized into one piece, and filled with jeweler's epoxy and gemstones. It was then captured in a wrap of steel wire and suspended from a handmade chain. Now if I could only find "cold"!
The cuff was cobbled from a Victorian drawer pull escutcheon, tinted with permanent inks, collaged with a bit of text from an antique magazine, and finished off with a nice, rough garnet and a handmade catch. All was buffed and sealed in natural beeswax for a satiny, fragrant finish.
Lucky me, both pieces have homes now, and they are not part of the woodwork!
Aren't those GORGEOUS?!?!?! If you want to see more of Priscilla's jewels visit here etsy shop here: