After being dragged to a speed-dating event (“I’m a botanist, and I play badminton and the French horn, and I don’t like dogs or mayo”), you realized it’s time to mix it up in a different way.
A necklace from Jewel Design by Tonya may be the kind of mingling you’re after. Each handmade piece is adorned with random yet elegant finds (treasure-chest style) from estate sales and flea markets in Boston, Paris, and New York.
The statement necklaces literally drip with vintage brooches, skeleton keys, Swarovski crystals, freshwater pearls, even the occasional bean or nut. Chains are layered sterling silver and 14-karat-gold-filled links or black ribbons woven with the gilded stuff.
Everything is one of a kind. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.
So get going before time runs out.
Available at Moxie, 51 Charles Street, Beacon Hill (617-557-9991); 24 Church Street, Wellesley(781-235-1833).
Photo: Courtesy of Jewel Design by Tonya