Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…
|‘Royal Jewel’ by Swell Vintage|
FRANKIE MURRAY OF SWELL VINTAGE DESIGNS A COSTUME JEWEL NECKLACE FOR ADORN LONDON TO COMMEMORATE THE ROYAL WEDDING
The Royal Wedding necklace
"When I told people that I was making a necklace to celebrate the Royal Wedding, every response I got was exactly the same – “oh right, is it going to have a crown in it?” Although it was tempting to go with a more blatant interpretation of royalty when creating this piece, in the end I decided to take a more subtle approach. I found these striking vintage blue stones on one of my salvaging missions, and decided they would make a perfect centrepiece – not only is it a royal colour, but it could also be Kate’s ‘something blue’! To really make the colour pop and give the necklace an extra luxury feel, I added beautiful and perfectly formed freshwater pearls. Although I mainly used vintage parts, I wanted the necklace to have a modern feel – the asymmetric look is really on trend for this season, and I like how it gives a quirky feel to my designs. This necklace isn’t just right for a bride – it’s fit for a future Queen!"
WIN THIS BESPOKE NECKLACE ON ADORN LONDON
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Terms and conditions: The competition will close on the 8 May 2011 at 24h00. The winner will be announced during the course of the following week and the decision is final.
Our thanks extend to the lovely Frankie Murray of Swell Vintage for creating this bespoke piece as a giveaway opportunity on Adorn London.
Swell Vintage creates jewellery using authentic vintage and antique parts. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and lovingly made by hand, mixing different styles and materials from freshwater pearls to antique hardware. Frankie Murray, founder of Swell Vintage and chief designer, aims to make jewellery that celebrates the past, but is also fun, unique and wearable.