CHARLIZE - Floral Textile Necklace
Reminiscent of 1900's Perfume Buttons...yet, thoroughly modern, this contemporary version is a 1 1/4" Large, Handmade Embroidered Textile Pendant created from intricately embroidered, antique fabric c.1880... and embellished with vintage velvet millinery petals, etched metal leaves and darling variegated thread center flower. It hangs from an antiqued gold rope chain with a toggle clasp closure. The pendant slides on the chain allowing you to wear the toggle in the back or asymmetrical at the front. A vintage creamy Baroque Pearl adds a feminine touch. Lovely. Original Design by Donna Sutor
***((The Story behind PERFUME BUTTONS..."made in the mid-1800's, Perfume Buttons were constructed with an underlay of velvet fabric, usually with a, ornate brass overlay. Perfumes of the Victorian Era were oil based, and could easily soil a garment. These buttons were designed so women could dab their perfume on the velvet of the button, thus, protecting their clothing. During the Civil War, women would give such a button, scented with their perfume, to a husband or lover going off to war. He would stitch it under his uniform collar as a reminder of the love he left behind”)).
On a personal note...I started my creative career as a Fashion Designer. Working with textiles is both nostalgic and very dear to me...it is the perfect marrying of my past with my present. Here...the results of my most recent session.