Author Archive: jryendesigns

Greetings~ I'm Julie and I am owner, designer and creator of all JryenDesigns unique, mixed media and vintage assemblage jewelry designs. I am an avid collector of estate and vintage jewelry items and a self-taught jewelry designer. I have collected vintage jewelry for numerous years spending countless hours seeking out the unique, interesting, collectible pieces from flea markets, yard sales and antique malls that I re-imagine into new wearable designs. I have a soft spot for the Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco eras and use these elements in my "one of a kind" creations. Each JryenDesign is hand crafted by me with the utmost attention to detail and quality.

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Mixed Media, Handmade Collar Necklace, Citrine and Amethyst Gemstones, Unique Jewelry

Mixed Media, Handmade Collar Necklace, Citrine and Amethyst Gemstones, Unique Jewelry

This handmade, mixed media necklace features a scalloped edge metal blank that has been etched and colored with a stamped solder effect and dragonfly and flower accents. The necklace strands are made with Citrine and Amethyst nuggets along with vintage rhinestone accents – purely one of a kind from Jryen Designs Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/222286299/mixed-media-jewelry-artisan-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_6

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Unique Mixed Media Gilded Solder Heart Pendant Necklace

Unique Mixed Media Gilded Solder Heart Pendant Necklace

Artisan, mixed media heart pendant necklace with gilded solder effect. Lovely romantic design with vintage ballerina image under glass. Hand dyed pink sari silk with vintage glass pearls and crystals – purely one of a kind designs from Jryen Designs Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/225995105/artisan-jewelry-mixed-media-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_2

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Repurposed Eyeglass Paris Necklace
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Repurposed Eyeglass Paris Necklace

For this one of a kind necklace design, I’ve repurposed an antique eyeglass (monocle) placing a Paris theme image behind and sealed with ice resin. The necklace strands are made using vintage crystals, glass pearls and handmade beads and other elements. The necklace is finished with gold plated link chain. Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/213780772/paris-jewelry-mixed-media-repurposed?ref=shop_home_active_3

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Mixed Metal Art Deco Rhinestone Necklace, Repurposed Jewelry
By November 25, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mixed Metal Art Deco Rhinestone Necklace, Repurposed Jewelry

This one of a kind (OOAK) vintage repurposed necklace features two upcycled rhinestone dress clips from the Art Deco era and gold finish textured rolo style chain. This combination creates a “vintage meets modern” design – oh so pretty and wearable with jeans or a dressy outfit. Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/210877139/mixed-metal-art-deco-rhinestone-necklace

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Vintage Repurposed Paris France Silver Necklace
By November 24, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Vintage Repurposed Paris France Silver Necklace

This one of a kind vintage repurposed necklace has a nice Art Deco design with it’s silver, black and clear accents. The necklace is a long pendant style with dangling charm section. This pendant focal features an antique cut steel section that I’ve connected a vintage sterling silver Pair France souvenir accent (Notre Dame De […]

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Vintage Repurposed France Cut Steel and Black Leather Cuff Bracelet
By October 28, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Vintage Repurposed France Cut Steel and Black Leather Cuff Bracelet

I love the combination of this black leather with the antique cut steel buckle. This combination makes a rocker yet classic combination in an Art Deco feel. This buckle is from France and is quite wonderful. Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/204738323/antique-cut-steel-bracelet-black-leather?ref=shop_home_active_9

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Mixed Media Necklace, Soldered Bezel with Resin Bird House Necklace
By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Mixed Media Necklace, Soldered Bezel with Resin Bird House Necklace

One of a kind, hand soldered, etched metal bird house pendant necklace with hand made beads, vintage glass leaf beads and a variety of vintage glass beads. Dangling from the bottom is a collection of Aspen tree twigs sealed with resin and a collection of ribbon, yarn and fabric. Purely one of a kind from […]

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Upcycled Antique Locket Necklace, Victorian Garnets, Intaglio Cameo Butterfly One of a Kind Assemblage Jewelry

Upcycled Antique Locket Necklace, Victorian Garnets, Intaglio Cameo Butterfly One of a Kind Assemblage Jewelry

This one of a kind, vintage assemblage necklace features a fabulous Victorian era antique locket that has a horseshoe shape and etched flower design. I’ve attached this locket to a vintage “goofus glass” accent. Goofus glass is a reverse painted accent on metal and set under a glass dome. This accent features a butterfly with […]

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Handmade Soldered Heart Pendant Necklaced with Etched Metal

Handmade Soldered Heart Pendant Necklaced with Etched Metal

One of a kind heart pendant necklace with etched metal and soldered heart bezel featuring a vintage rhinestone accent in the center. Necklace strands are created using handmade beads – one including the word LOVE and vintage beads, crystals, and rhinestones. By JryenDesigns Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/195722702/handmade-artisan-soldered-pendant?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Unique Mixed Media Pocket Watch Necklace with Resin, Antique Assemblage Jewelry

Unique Mixed Media Pocket Watch Necklace with Resin, Antique Assemblage Jewelry

This “one of a kind” vintage assemblage necklace features an upcycled gold filled pocket watch that no longer worked so I applied a transfer (Michelangelo Hand of God) to the porcelain face, added some vintage watch movement parts and sealed the top with jewelry grade resin. The back of the watch is quite lovely with […]

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Romantic Carved Flower and Turquoise Blue Necklace, Vintage Repurposed Necklace

Romantic Carved Flower and Turquoise Blue Necklace, Vintage Repurposed Necklace

This one of a kind (OOAK) vintage assemblage necklace is oh so pretty with a carved rose flower accent and vintage turquoise blue glass beads, rosary beads, vintage watch chain links and mother of pearl accents. Purely one of a kind by jryendesigns.etsy.com Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189739392/romantic-necklace-antique-assemblage?ref=shop_home_active_2

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Art Deco Buckle Bracelet, Vintage Assemblage Rhinestone Bracelet

Art Deco Buckle Bracelet, Vintage Assemblage Rhinestone Bracelet

For this vintage assemblage bracelet, I’ve repurposed an Art Deco era rhinestone buckle for the centerpiece. This buckle has a silver finish with black accents and bright, sparkling rhinestone accents. To this centerpiece I’ve attached sections of vintage chain as well as silver filigree flower links upcycled from a vintage bracelet. Product URL: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189474147/art-deco-buckle-bracelet-vintage

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Handmade Vintage Repurposed Bracelet, Green Czech Enamel Accent, Crystal and Rhinestone Bracelet

Handmade Vintage Repurposed Bracelet, Green Czech Enamel Accent, Crystal and Rhinestone Bracelet

For this vintage repurposed, one of a kind, bracelet I’ve featured a vintage Czech link that holds a marbled green glass cab in the center framed by green enamel accents on each side. I’ve attached vintage topaz faceted crystal beads that have the colors of purple, blue and gold and soft green pearl accents that […]

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Vintage Assemblage Earrings with Turquoise Blue Beads, BoHo Earrings

Vintage Assemblage Earrings with Turquoise Blue Beads, BoHo Earrings

These vintage assemblage dangle earrings are oh so pretty! The earrings feature a repurposed filigree flower accent that has a silver / brass finish. To these flower accents, I’ve attached vintage turquoise blue (almost a robins egg blue) glass bead dangles with brass leaf caps. The earrings hang from new 14K gold filled lever back […]

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Handmade Mixed Media Necklace – One of a Kind

Handmade Mixed Media Necklace – One of a Kind

This mixed media, handmade necklace is a “one of a kind” (OOAK) design featuring a soldered bezel design with filigree accents. The image is a vintage religious theme set under a dome of ice resin. To the bottom of this piece I’ve attached a vintage religious connector and attached an Art Deco era amber glass […]

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Repurposed Vintage Buckle Necklace, Pearls, Rhinestones, Flower Necklace

Repurposed Vintage Buckle Necklace, Pearls, Rhinestones, Flower Necklace

This one of a kind, handmade necklace is a real beauty. For the focal I used one half of a vintage buckle section that has a metal hand holding flower accents in the center which is set into a black background piece that looks like wood. To the bottom I attached a vintage baroque glass […]

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Vintage Repurposed Statement Rhinestone Necklace, Black Necklace

Vintage Repurposed Statement Rhinestone Necklace, Black Necklace

This one of a kind statement repurposed rhinestone necklace is stunning in a modern multi-chain design. I started the design using a bold vintage silver link chain necklace for the base that is comprised of three different chain sections. To this base I attached multiple vintage rhinestone necklaces – a couple that have just clear […]

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Repurposed Statement Rhinestone and Pearl Necklace

Repurposed Statement Rhinestone and Pearl Necklace

This, one of a kind, assemblage vintage necklace makes quite a statement.  The necklace has a bold link chain for the base (silver finish) and a large vintage rhinestone piece in the center.  I’ve used additional vintage rhinestone necklaces and cream pearl strands (vintage of course) to drape around the base pieces.  You won’t find […]

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Repurposed Antique Art Nouveau Locket Necklace with Pearls and Gold Filled Elements
By February 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →

Repurposed Antique Art Nouveau Locket Necklace with Pearls and Gold Filled Elements

This one of a kind repurposed necklace is quite fabulous. The design includes an antique Art Nouveau locket with beautiful repousse detailing and clear paste accents.  This locket is suspended from a Victorian antique watch holder.  The locket can be worn attached or removed.   For the necklace strands I’ve used 14K gold filled wire to […]

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