VeryDonna Then...and Again. Contemporary Jewelry with a Past
TESSA - Embroidered Textile Necklace

TESSA - Embroidered Textile Necklace

Embroidered Textile Necklace, Fiber Art Jewelry 

'Reminiscent' of 1900's perfume buttons, this stunning, contemporary version is a 1 5/8" Large, handmade Textile Pendant created from intricately embroidered Bronze/ Old Gold toned vintage fabric... and embellished with vintage velvet millinery petals, etched metal leaves and darling variegated thread center flower. The Fiber Art Pendant hangs from an antiqued gold etched oval chain chunky chain with a front toggle clasp closure. Bold yet Feminine. Original, One-of-a-Kind 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 is the perfect marrying of my past with my present. Here...the results of my most recent session.