I have always had a thing for enamel. I have a terrific (if small) collection of tole dishes, and I never tire of gazing at their rich colors and (mostly) ’50s and ’60s designs.
When I “inherited” the CIA cache of jewelry materials, I thrilled to find some terrific small enamel pieces in it. But I didn’t know what to do with them. They were so fabulous on their own; what could I do to make them more modern, more interesting?
I reviewed my “greatest hits,” the pieces that sold right away from my very first collection (WAAAY back in February!). This pendant here, a mix of chrysoprase, rhinestones, and vintage enamel was snapped up by Bee Free boutique, and it sold immediately. Unfortunately for me now, I have no black-and-white pieces, nor any rectangular pieces. But I do have plenty of rhinestones.
And so last Monday, a sunny afternoon, I assembled the pieces that you see here. Let me know which one(s) you like best! I’m leaning toward the bronze boomerang with the violet floral rhinestones.