Buckle Up

What do these amazing pieces have in common, besides their unique beauty? Believe it or not, they started their lives as buckles.  Sash buckles, cape buckles, shoe buckles, to name a few. Sometimes cast, sometimes repousse, either way the effect is stunning.

I love finding an old broken buckle and bringing it back to life. It's always a conversation piece, especially hanging from a chain of sparkling, top-grade semiprecious beads or pearls. Put one on, buckle up, and get ready for the compliments!