These whimsical chrome earrings feature the texture and movement that characterized Machine Age design. The dangles remind me of screws! Note the metalwork on the back that holds the dangles. The original screw-backs are in place. Scroll down to see Machine Age pieces to wear with these wonderful earrings.
This German Machine Age necklace has as its centerpiece a row of three arrow-shaped black Galalith plaques covered with chrome triangle panels, with a fourth plaque as a drop and a red Galalith cylindrical bead on both sides. The chain links and findings are chrome. This piece reminds me of the work of JakobBengel. I had four links removed from this necklace because I bought it for myself, but I saved the pieces for the future owner.
Lapis glass beads separated by decorative chrome links and a center Galalith(?) bead with chrome end caps form this German Machine Age necklace. The same piece in other colors has been attributed to Bengel by a British expert. This necklace closes with a spring-ring clasp, which may be a replacement (it is brass in color). The center bead has a minor flaw that probably occurred during manufacture. This small imperfection does not detract from the beauty or wearability of this necklace. Scroll down to see earrings and bracelets that coordinate with this piece.
Five polished chrysoprase-glass stones are separated by geometric chrome spacers that give this 1930s Art Deco necklace a real Machine Age look. The silver-tone paper-clip chain closes with a screw-in clasp. You can wear this necklace with my chrysoprase Art Deco earrings and my Machine Age bracelets -- scroll down to see them.
Red and black enamel decorate this chrome 1930s German Machine Age bracelet attributed to JakobBengel. (His pieces were not signed.) The articulation is superb. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp. Scroll down to see one of his brickwork necklaces in the same color combination.
This 1930s Art Deco bracelet has alternating polished and textured chrome elements fashioned in a Machine Age motif. The textured sections, which are nearly one-half inch high, make this piece very three-dimensional. This bracelet closes with a spring-ring clasp and goes with just about everything. And it's fun to wear! Scroll down to see a selection of Machine Age necklaces that look great with this bracelet.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk (brickwork) necklace has been well documented as a piece by JakobBengel. It features red and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. This piece is from my personal collection. Scroll down to see a red and black enamel bracelet by the same maker as well as the same necklace in green and black.
Silver-plated links form this Machine Age classic bracelet in the Ikora line by Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF), the German company best known for its Art Nouveau and Art Deco silver-plated tableware. This bracelet closes with a hidden, tongue-in-groove clasp. The warm patina can be polished away, if you choose. This wonderful bracelet is attractive, yet neutral enough to be worn with a variety of attire for a range of day and evening activities. Scroll down to see some Machine Age necklaces to wear with this piece.
Blue-glass beads are separated by chrome balls and knots of textured chrome wire in this 1930s Art Deco bracelet. It closes with a spring-ring clasp. The textured knots add interest and a Machine-Age look and feel. Wear this versatile bracelet with casual or office attire.
Although it's unsigned, this 1930s Mauerwerk(brickwork) necklace has been well-documented as a JakobBengel piece. It features green and black enamel on chrome with an attractive link chain and a spring-ring clasp. This German Machine Age necklace is extremely flexible and can be worn on either side. Scroll down to see the same necklace in red and black.
This elegant French Art Deco necklace is fashioned from glass baroque pearls and onyx-glass beads hand-wired onto gilt metal panels connected with swags of small onyx-glass beads and faux pearls. The beads on the panels look like flowers. This piece closes with a screw-barrel clasp. This necklace would make a lovely accessory for a bridal, wedding, prom or other special occasion outfit.
In this 1950s bracelet is another color combination that shouts Schiaparelli's name: here her signature color (shocking pink) is paired with red, black and clear rhinestones set in heavy silver-tone metal. This statement bracelet has a fold-over clasp and safety chain. What a glorious piece!
This 1950s French necklace has emerald-green, frosted and clear poured-glass beads wired to gold-tone cable with diamanté accents. These elements create a light and airy look to this garland-like piece. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail clasp.
This elegant French necklace in the style of Louis Rousselet has elongated faux baroque pearls separated by clusters of small, round faux pearls and blue-glass beads. It has an adjustable hook-and-tail closure. I have other pieces by and in the style of this maker -- scroll down to see them.