Ever since I started metalsmithing and making jewelry, I’ve come to notice how I’m drawn to this pattern of adding embellishments to every piece I make — especially fringe! I think it adds such a fun element and uniqueness to a piece.
Recently, I made a pendent with Picasso Marble (pictured above) and added chains in a fringe design at the bottom. It’s now one of my favorite pieces — I’m so proud of it!
This type of jewelry design has been around for ages. Originating as a garment design by the Native American’s — it was used as a sort of gutter system to repel rain water from the wearer. During the 1920’s, this design became more prevalent as a fashion statement in clothing as well as with jewelry. [**]
Being a big fashion trend for 2018 — keep on the look-out for more fun pieces like these, made by me and in the market! Whether you find yourself drawn to fringe, tassels or chains — it’s a timeless design that is sure to add a little fun to your every outfit!
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