St. Patrick's Day Preview: Irish Dance Charm Necklace

February 16, 2014



It feels like I haven't shared any of my jewelry with you in ages so here's a fairly recent creation.  As far as jewelry making goes, besides vintage jewelry designs, I'm known for my Irish dance charm bracelets.  But this big ol' teardrop-shaped green vintage stone prompted me to make my very first Irish dance charm NECKLACE!


I added a celtic knot charm, as well as a plate-of-spaghetti-and-meatballs charm.  Yes, you read that right, spaghetti and meatballs. I got the charm from a dear friend, author Brenna Briggs.  She writes the Liffey Rivers Girl Detective Irish Dancer Mysteries.  My daughter loves all her books! 
The charm has a special significance for any Irish dancer who follows the main character, Liffey Rivers, on her Irish dance adventures.  I have one of these charms on my Irish dance charm bracelet, as well.  I wear the jewelry to my daughter's dance competitions for good luck! 


Isn't she beautiful?  She's a vintage Our Lady of Knock rosary connector.  It's a super-rare find that arrived in one of my ebay vintage medal auction lots.  Our Lady of Knock is the name given to the Virgin Mary who people say appeared at the church of Saint John the Baptist in Knock, County Mayo, Ireland in 1879.    


And of course you gotta have bling so I added some sparkly rhinestones.




Even the toggle clasp is made up of four leaf clovers and rhinestones.





I've had many requests for Irish dance charm bracelets over the past few months, but due to an overwhelming amount of personal stuff going on I haven't been able to make any.  I'm so happy for the positive following, though, and hope to start keeping up a bit more 
with the demand in the coming months.  There's always an upswing in demand around St. Patrick's Day (March 17th).  And believe me, I'll be very happy to see March when it rolls around ~ spring here in the U.S.!

I can't believe I'm saying this but we are expecting another six inches of snow tomorrow.  

I think I can now say that I'm 

officially

finished

with

winter.

How about you?

More importantly, do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? 
  
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NanaDiana said...

Oh- It is just beyond beautiful to see all your finds and the jewelry you put together!

We certainly celebrate St. Paddy's Day. I had an Uncle Paddy and grew up in an Irish community. My Catholic grandmother came over from Ireland and married my Church of England Englishman and both families disowned them. lol Which probably explains why I am like I am - lol xo Diana

NanaDiana said...

Oh- It is just beyond beautiful to see all your finds and the jewelry you put together!

We certainly celebrate St. Paddy's Day. I had an Uncle Paddy and grew up in an Irish community. My Catholic grandmother came over from Ireland and married my Church of England Englishman and both families disowned them. lol Which probably explains why I am like I am - lol xo Diana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So pretty - you did good!!!
I have not worked on jewelry in a while, and have almost forgot what I have to work with. Am anxious to get the supplies out again.
One of my daughters clogged, and would have been a good candidate for Irish dance lessons had they been offered.
Never really celebrated St. Patrick's day - don't know why as I have lots of Irish genes.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Your necklace is so pretty!I love the stone! I'm with you; I'm ready for Spring! I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day- thanks for the inspiration!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I really miss seeing your beautiful jewelry creations. This one is stunning!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous, I love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Kathleen! That green stone is just gorgeous.

The Tablescaper said...

Really neat!

I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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