Vintage Inspirations
Part 1 of 5

Not everybody likes shiny silver or gold. There is also something to be said about the mellow tones of older design styles. Put them together and you have vintage jewelry! One outstanding vintage jewelry artisan I recently came across is Truli of She had followed me on Twitter and I naturally checked out her site. Her work is so good that I had a lot of difficulty picking a representative selection for this post!

Early 1900's Edwardian Pink Fire Opal Glass Cupid Ring

Truli has a passion for antique jewelry and has been collecting them for years. Her designs are mostly made from salvaged pieces with some reproduction components. I agree with her - each of her creations is an "artitistically beautiful reflection of history". She covers several historical periods - Renaissance, Tudor, Medieval, Victorian and Art Nouveau. Yes, these are indeed "Jewelry with classic beauty that never goes out of style".

Some of her finds are spectacular like the large pink fire opal glass above which she made into a ring. She also found old vintage drop dead gorgeous glass peacock opal cabochons. She created the Rennaisance style necklace below with a 1600's portrait as an inspiration.

Renaissance Peacock Opal Pearl Festoon Necklace

Her jumping off point though can also be the ornate truly vintage filigrees she finds and marries with the right cabochons :

Tudor Filigree Cross Brooch

Truli does custom work for costumers and historical reenactment fans.You might also enjoy her handmade pick of the day blog.

For tutorials check out my Jewelry Making Tips

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