Hello there, I was hoping you would be curious & click on my project & now that you have, let me tell you a bit about what I am creating.
I've had a long time love affair with antique & vintage jewelry & decorative components, so began collecting pieces I encountered here & there, with the idea of eventually developing a line of jewelry that would revisit the past in a unique, affordable & fun way.
So many of the vintage pieces are quite unusual, & a few are down right bizarre, but they make into very interesting jewelry for the most part, particularly the Lucites, pressed brass & molded glass pieces from the 1920's & 30's, as you can see in the photos below which show a few of my creations, and the categories they fall into.
The larger jewelry line, would include various retro styles representing different periods in our fashion history, from the 1900's Victorian era to 1950's modern.
My aim in creating this project is to fund development of the first of these small collections. As I love Art Deco best, I would start within that era, specifically with Egyptian Revival.
Eventually each smaller collection would represent one period, or facet of a period. For example Art Nouveau & "Belle Epoque'" (1900~1920), Art Deco (1920's & 30's) with its more specific fads, including "Egyptian Revival", Flapper, & simplistic Geometric Deco forms. Perhaps then a collection of 1940s & 50's modern, with bolder shapes a & colors, etc. & a collection of pure vintage "Novelty" jewelry, similar to the reward pieces shown in the video below.
All jewelry will be composed of antique or vintage parts with vintage findings, or in a few cases vintage combined with new "aged" findings to maintain the retro appearance. I plan to keep the collections as true to each period as possible, but with my own design take. Every piece will be hand fashioned.
The rewards offered here are designs that reflect a few of the different projected collections, which would eventually be expanded to include 12 to 20 pieces per decade, complete with earrings, necklaces, & brooches/pins which would represent each individual era.
I plan to expand my existing website with pages dedicated to these new collections. A few of my experimental designs are currently posted on my website, which you can view. There may also be the possibility of placing the line in smaller boutiques & shops, as quantities are limited, while the variety is large.
Please take a look at the Rewards video. All earrings are approximately half of the price they will be when the project is done. Some styles are available in a few colors, but please pick a 1st & 2nd color choice, as quantities may be limited. I have about equal supply of each color in each style shown. I will make a real effort to give everyone the color they want most. If you prefer vintage clip or screw earring backs instead of pierced, they are also available. Occasionally I used lever-backs as well for longer earrings.
Risks and challenges
I have a fair sized stock of many of these components already, so would actually be able to begin shipping immediately the project is completed at the end of September assuming it is successful.
As I have been creating, producing & shipping for many years, I don't foresee any real problems with fulfillment by mid October for the remainder of the rewards.
As the pieces are all hand done & vintage, there may be some slight variation in patina on the metals, or tiny length difference..
At the end of the project I will contact everyone for their color choices, etc., & keep everyone posted on the progress as it moves along.
I hope you will find something you like among the rewards, & be inspired to join me in this Project!
Thanks so much for taking the time to consider my first Project.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
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