Sunday, 1 August 2010

Marie Antoinette Bracelet

 Marie Antoinette is one of my history heroines - her story is so short, so tragic and so astounding that it is impossible not to be captivated by her life; any woman would be engaged by her trials and tribulations, however flawed she was.  I've long been collecting bits and bobs for a series of jewellery based on the ill-fated Queen of France; and this is the first of these pieces - Marie Antoinette Bracelet.
Marie Antoinette Bracelet; with a hand-made Marie-Antoinette portrait, a bejewelled crown charm, an old hand-painted button (1950's), an enamelled diamante-set slice of cake (of course!), a pink diamante swag (from a 1950's pair of earrings, one of which had been lost), 1930's brass chain, a contemporary heart and arrow toggle clasp, lampworked rose bead, antique and vintage crystal (Victorian-1930's), a 'Royal' charm, 'Non' and 'Oui' brass charms, a key charm, a tiny vintage Paris button, contemporary Swarovski crystal and Swarovski crystal pearl and a tiny vintage claw set duck-egg blue Swarovski crystal charm - the chain is 1930's brass; this bracelet has lots to look at! Measures approx. 8.5 inches / 21.5 cm.

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