Friday, March 28, 2014

Catiques Jewelry Created from Vintage Finds - Antique & Design Center Exhibitor Spotlight


 Catiques is back at the Antique & Design Center at High Point Market this April, with several new collections of jewelry accessories created from vintage jewelry and jewelry findings. 



Rhinestone Jewelry Findings
It was exciting to find vintage rhinestone necklaces and bracelets that were unfinished. They are unfinished by having some missing stones so the brass setting is there without a stone. They have been turned into necklaces and bracelet cuffs – totally stunning and very one of a kind. The unmistakable gleam of the vintage rhinestones combined with the warm patina of the open brass setting creates a stunning and interesting look. 
 
Metals
The mix of metals continues to be a fashion trend and we have statement necklaces and bracelets incorporating brass, silver, and copper, pot metal and steel. Last market bracelets incorporating the vintage steel buckles were very popular and I'm back with more and adding a new style incorporating the vintage steel buckles into a very comfortable, easy to wear a cuff bracelet. 

I'm also incorporating vintage pot metal jewelry settings into pieces. The warm silver tone of the pot metal combined with brass, copper and rhinestones is very cool. These pieces are very versatile – super elegant for cocktail and black tie and fabulous with jeans and a tee shirt. 



 
 Statement Necklaces
Statement necklaces continue to be the hottest thing and I'm bringing lots of new pieces. A good variety of styles incorporating a variety of metals, vintage rhinestones and a new twist-- vintage enamel pieces. It was thrilling to find fabulous old French enamel findings with Swarovski crystals. They are lots of fun and can really make an outfit. 



Incorporating Pleated Hand Dyed Ribbon
I love vintage ribbonwork and vintage jewelry so why not put them together! I have fabulous new pieces incorporating pleated vintage ribbon and vintage findings and stones into some really Wow pieces. The pleated ribbon has a very sophisticated look and definitely one of kind.
Photos and info are compliments of Catiques.