Maybe it’s because the berries in my garden are just getting ripe- red currants and cherries, black currants and gooseberries, but I just finished 3 new necklaces that I named “
”. I could not call them any other way- they just look like clusters of colourful berries hanging from a chain! Berry
But where did this berry-thing come from?
I have been a big fan of 30’s and 40’s bakelite jewellery for a while now. Especially the fruit and berry necklaces and brooches. I do not own any myself, as those once cheap costume jewellery pieces now reach incredible prices on the international vintage jewellery market. For example I just spotted a fantastic cherry necklace at http://www.vintageswank.com for $2400.
Although I do not own any bakelite jewellery, I have a book called “ Bakelite Jewellery, The Collectors Guide” by Tony Grasso, that you can buy on Amazon. The book is full of good information and inspirational close-up photos, which is where some of these pics come from.
Photo from http://www.whitakerauction.com
Here are my “Berry” necklaces that combine chain, baubles and beads and are inspired by berries in my garden and 40s bakelite jewellery.
All three of them are one-offs, two are available in Nu Nordik boutique,
. One will be on sale in my Etsy shop.