Saturday, September 10, 2011

Metal Buttons and Chains

I really don't know what to call this bracelet. It is one of the most beautiful pieces I have made! I'm so excited...

I used vintage metal buttons and new and old pieces of chain, together with old findings and some raw brass wire. I was inspired by traditional Greek costume jewelry, only instead of coins I used vintage metal buttons that feature decorative motifs and patterns, military themes (a crest), nautical themes (an anchor, a ship), even goddess Athena (on a 1937 penny button) and the Versace logo (with the Medusa encircled by the Greek key). I think it looks superb! And it's one of a kind.

Now I would love it if you could help me find a name for it... Think Greek traditional costumes, Byzantine armours and shields, whatever comes to your mind when you see the bracelet.


  1. Mythos - OOAK Gold Chain Vintage Metal Buttons Brass Tone Bracelet!!!!

    γιατι παντου υπαρχει αλλα ο καθε ενας ειναι και μοναδικος!

  2. panemorfo!tairiazei apolita me to vivlio sto background!love it!

  3. You rightly have to be proud of yourself, it's superb!!!!!
    I love Maro's suggestion! Or how about "Sailing To Byzantium"?

    "Once out of nature I shall never take
    My bodily form from any natural thing,
    But such a form as Grecian goldsmiths make
    Of hammered gold and gold enamelling
    To keep a drowsy Emperor awake;
    Or set upon a golden bough to sing
    To lords and ladies of Byzantium
    Of what is past, or passing, or to come."

  4. Annuk you really touched me with that title... I love that poem so much!