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Here is a collection of matching stampings that were originally tooled at our company, probably in the mid to late 1930's, for one purpose, and has evolved over the years toward other uses, mostly jewelry, and it is a good example of how beautiful objects can be timeless. Most of these items were originally developed for use as shoe ornaments, and with the addition of the other findings, jewelry and handbag embellishments could have been included in the ensemble.
7449-D, 7450-D (designed as toe plates for women's shoes)
7452-D This item was a heel-wrap, but it is easy to imagine it at the collar of a beautiful blouse or on a lady's lapel. Note the stone holes at four locations. These must have made for very elaborate shoes!
7452-D This item was an embellishment for the vamp of a shoe and would resemble a buckle. It is an excellent example of a finding that can easily be rolled into an adjustable ring and in the 1960's that's just how it was used. Do you make rings? This might be a good item for you to try with your rolling tools.
7451, originally a zipper pull, 7451 is a beautiful drop for vintage style earrings and at 1 inch long, it's a great size for general use.
7457, another enhancement for the vamp of a shoe, this item has found its way into bridal accessories and as decoration on cuff bracelets.
7454-D - Our best guess is that it was a cover for a handbag snap, but in the late 1980's when button covers were so popular, this was one hot item.
7455-D - many folks ask what this decorative assembly component is and how it is used. It was originally made as a staple for affixing the aforementioned shoe ornaments to the shoes, particularly the vamp embellishments. Nowadays, we see it in bridal accessories, perhaps used as a fastener or for gathering veiling, and it is used as a bracelet link. We have also seen it used to hold chain together lariat style. What ideas might you have for using this item?
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