I wish I could take credit for creating this fabulous pin, but I cannot. This vintage pin was made from glittered puzzle pieces as the back of the pin and an assortment of jewelry that has been repurposed and assembled into one marvelous work of art wearable jewelry piece.
This piece has everything- rhinestones, faux pearls and seed pearls, plastic, glass and chains, all accompanied and accented by beautiful gold tone metal elements. It was artistically and very skillfully created by attaching pieces of vintage jewelry – mostly earrings and brooches, onto a backing or frame composed of actual puzzle pieces that have very fine glittering. Glitter is mixed into or applied beneath a clear plastic coating. If you look closely you can see some of the glittering peeking through on the front of the pin. Base of tree is Lucite. Above this is a green glass cabochon. Going up the tree, the round yellow disc is either art glass or shell. There are even chains hanging under the rhinestone peridot tree topper.
Measures a ginormous 4” x 2-3/4”. Back has two pins, a small one at the top – I don’t know why, because it is of no use, a vertical pin assembly and a loop for a chain or ribbon for wearing as a pendant. It is so pretty that it can also hang on your tree as an ornament.
This is a unique one-of-a-kind piece and guaranteed to be admired.