This one of a kind hand stitched collar style necklace is made here in my a Melbourne studio.
Each of these pieces are uniquely a one off. The button embellishments are vintage and there is usually only one of each button.
I am very selective about the buttons I choose ..... often they tell a story to me either by way of colour or type of button.
Im very drawn to the 1940’s and 50’s rhinestone buttons. These are hard to come by with all their rhinestones intact.
The base collar is stitched separately then I carefully choose where to stitch the buttons .
The buttons chosen on this piece are from 1880-1900
The large central picture button is an antique celluloid lithograph of a French gentleman.
A small antique celluloid lithograph of a woman.
A metal picture button of a Crane standing in the reeds.
surrounded by 1950’s rhinestone buttons and Swarovski flowers.
Dupion silk ribbon in a rich butter colour.