Sunday, March 20, 2011

Coin Jewelry 20 Cents Worth





I really like the old coin vintage jewelry. The early coins were made in real sterling silver and real gold... The people and jewelrs took these coins and made them wearable - According to Davis and Pack (and others) its referred to as Folk Jewelry cuz thats what the folk wore. Its what was at hand.
You see coin jewelry mixed with old venetian beads - mostly read hearts - but some are multi colored and can be found from Mexico and Guatemala. ...See oldbeads website for very good (and expensive) examples.

This particular piece is now a pendant but I think it started as a pair of earrings.
Love the dangle fringe - all sterling - very cool piece of folk jewelry...





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