Reconstructed Egyptian Revival Vintage Relic Necklace
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Reconstructed, reinvented vintage relics compose this Egyptian Revival piece, with definite Victorian styling. I have titled the piece, "Love Among the Ruins". I found the brass finding under the front porch of our Victorian holiday home in Eureka, Nevada. Unfakeable natural patina and some corrosion on the back. I added a wonderful brass and enamel mummy, it's a retractable pencil, sans lead, that probably belonged to a fob. It's definitely an Egyptian souvenir. Measuring about 1.25 inches or 3 cm, it's amazingly detailed. The brass finding above measures about 1.5 by 1.75 overall or about 4 cm by 7cm, and it says Kansas City 1924, The Heart of America, Imperial Council. I've used faceted natural sapphires, vintage filigree and chippy Haskell type pearls, rock crystal and some soft, mysterious looking vintage glass beads, vintage black glass, sterling wire, contemporary brass chains that complement the patina of the vintage focals. Rhinestone rondelles, a small brass key and bit of engraved cufflink, the necklace adjusts to about 26 inches or 66 cm with a sterling fish hook clasp. One and only one, ever, shipped to you in a lovely gift box, with a handwritten story.