Thursday, August 2, 2012

evolution now jewelry- padlock necklaces

miniature antique padlocks, old watch chains, fobs, charms. the jewelry has an industrial feel. i often use vintage regional new york charms, keys and other elements.  part punk, part edwardian. mixed metals- silver, steel, brass, gold filled. they look cool worn alone or layered with other chains, beads or charms.  retail prices range from $40.00 to $400.00

the eagle shield is stamped j kraus 134 clinton st. n.y

i researched and discovered the man it was made for.  joseph kraus lived at 134 clinton st. and in 1912 he was a member of the hebrew orphan asylum of the city of new york.

a small victorian cast copper eagle on a silver plated ball chain.

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