"Shift Key" Necklace

February 16th, 2010 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
15 users recommend

The necklace in totality.
Who knows where these two elements came from????
If you zoom in on this photo it will show a vintage wrist watch face charm, as well as part of the Sterling Silver charm.
#8 reproduction stencil and a Sterling Silver filigree charm are part of the charms on the one side.
Notice the wonderful vintage chunky detailing on the chain?  The chain is a great find.
Love the word sentiment tokens with numbers.  Sometimes, I use some of the cool reproduction items added in with a mix of vintage to give the necklace the look Im striving for.
The charm dangle portion on this necklace is very fun and filled with cool vintage elements, as well as a few new reproduction elements for its mix.
The necklace in totality.

The necklace in totality.

This is a funnecklace. It is 22" length of chunky silver filigree chain with a lot going on. The shift key element is 2" and with the dangle and shift key elements it is 6" inches from the chain portion.
Truly for a woman that has confidence and yet wears it with grace. I have removed the key at the bottom and it was replaced with another wonderful treasure, a gorgeous vintage religious medal. Love the tassle on this, the shift key and the fun elements and charms up the sides which make this design a truly one-of-a-kind creation.
This necklace is sold as of 2/13/10 and is shipping out to a lucky lady in Maryland.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Gretchen Schaumann
posted in: member junk, vintage, jewelry

Comments (21)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: I LOVE it!!! I would really love to try my hand at jewelry pieces! Posted: 6:50 pm on March 2nd
NDJunkGirl writes: Oh. My. God. I PRAY you mail this to me...!

Andrea Posted: 9:56 pm on February 24th
54girl writes: Oh Gretchen I just love your jewelry!! Each one is so unique and beautiful! Wish we could've stopped at Anoka when you had your jewelry there but we were headed to Michigan. You do amazing work! Mary Posted: 3:47 pm on February 22nd
georgiamoon writes: BEE-U-TI-FUL!! Very very very nice, Georgia Posted: 2:14 pm on February 22nd
fellowjunker writes: Another stunner Gretchen!
xojanis Posted: 7:56 pm on February 21st
greencolleen writes: so all you guys and gals in junk land . just got back from post office and my pieces are here ;). with pres day and me working 12 hr shifts just couldnt get down there sooner. they are even better in person, omg just absolutely fab !!!!!!
i got jb6 jb23 and jb 70-ss. gretchen is an amazing designer ,these are all very unique and much more affordable than many mass produced items. also she is a wonderful person to do business with, fast response great service ;).
the one box i think was also vintage which i love.
its kind of like ebay did i win did i win which actually added to the fun ;). guess im really happy.
so if any of you are thinking about purchasing your very own gretchen creation, i can recomend it, so just go for it ;) Posted: 1:57 pm on February 18th
SnowmanHill writes: I just love your jewelry, Gretchen! I might have to invest into a piece.

:-) Posted: 11:06 am on February 18th
Starlamoss writes: Awesome idea, they actually sell old typewriter jewelry! I am a huge fan since I am an aspiring writer! Posted: 10:53 am on February 18th
roadtriplouise writes: Gretchen great necklace! Posted: 9:00 pm on February 17th
emw1203 writes: This is just my style. I love the creation. It is also a great way to use up broken jewlery pieces. An inspiration surely. Thanks for sharing it. Posted: 5:30 pm on February 17th
chippingcharm writes: Wonderful Gretchen...just love the "black and white" look of it. Thanks for sharing, Laurel
PS...it was so fun to see you and Lani at "D of D" of Friday. Thanks so much for stopping by...it really meant the world to me!!! I am so honored to be a part of this creative and supportive group...such a blessing! Posted: 4:01 pm on February 17th
MimiToria writes: Thanks! It was a fun necklace to create and is definitely a conversation piece. lol Glad you enjoyed seeing it. I try to be unique and create only one-of-a-kind pieces, so that my customers know they have something no one else in the world has. Makes it more interesting for me as well.
Gretchen Posted: 3:30 pm on February 17th
ninnarae writes: Charming! I especially love the little number stencils! Posted: 12:56 am on February 17th
suewhitney writes: You just keep getting better...if that's possible! Beautiful piece....

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:22 am on February 17th
CottageElements writes: Another great piece, Gretchen! Loved this one!

Lani Posted: 11:27 pm on February 16th
oldnews writes: Oh my gosh Gretchen, it's wonderful! I love every sinlge detail, it's just beautiful! Marie Posted: 7:51 pm on February 16th
alicemom writes: Darling !!!I love the chain it all started on and the finsih is great!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:08 pm on February 16th
RustyDiva writes: You are one talented lady Gretchen! My eyes wouldn't hold up. haha Love these and love the chunky chain! Great job.

Kenda Posted: 10:28 am on February 16th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - you've done it again! What a wonderful piece - the detail that you put into your work makes it so special!!

LOVE it!!

Kathy Posted: 10:24 am on February 16th
artteachergirl writes: How wonderful!!! My kind of jewelry! love it! Posted: 10:19 am on February 16th
junkfestgirl writes: Gretchen, I LOVE this! You never cease to amaze me! Posted: 9:26 am on February 16th
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