Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Exhibitor Spotlight - Catiques

Catiques is a new collection of jewelry accessories created from vintage jewelry and jewelry findings from the early 20th century. The stunning beauty of vintage rhinestones in jewelry from the past, French metallic ribbon, jewelry findings, and the wonderful worn patina of the old metals, make every piece timeless and unique. My inspiration is the collage style of Miriam Haskell and jewelry designers from the 20’s/30’s, old Hollywood, and Mariano Fortuny.

Collections obtained from ongoing sojourns to flea markets, special haunts, sources in Paris and Europe, and old jewelry pieces are the foundations of Catiques accessories. Each piece is custom made by hand and one of a kind.

Catiques will be returning for the second time, to the Antique & Design Center of High Point - space 63 on the ground floor of Market Square.

New to market this fall are 3 fresh collections.


I love the mix of metals – the warm finish of brass combined with aged silver and copper is a wonderful look. The collection has vintage brass hardware, jewelry findings, and embossed woven brass ribbon, brass necklace collars, brass mesh fashioned into a variety of fabulous bracelets, necklaces and headbands. All one of kind pieces that is truly timeless. 


The quality of the stones in the jewelry of the early 20th century have a clarity and color making each piece a real showstopper. I was fortunate to obtain a large collection of stones (and oh the stones will make you swoon) and jewelry pieces from an old jewelry factory. The pieces have been reworked and it is Big Bold Jewels - fabulous statement necklaces and bracelets. 


Tassels are fun and as jewelry they are a very versatile piece. These long necklaces have a fabulous jeweled or metal tassel at each end combined with vintage findings and chunky gemstones. The necklace can be wrapped and tied in a variety of ways for many different looks making it a piece to wear. 

 Information and photos courtesy of Catiques.

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