While searching for just the right piece of jewelry to wear with my wedding dress, I happened upon this gold mesh beaded 1950's collar on Etsy. Though it was all the way in England and looking a little worse for wear (some of the beading had come off, loose threads, etc) I decided that it was just the thing I needed to put the finishing touch on my wedding ensemble.
Since the beading was somewhat lopsided, I decided to start from scratch and remove all the gold pearls and rhinestones. I plan to redistribute and reattach them on the collar and then add a clasp. Next step: planning the layout for the beading.
Photos by Gloria Days Vintage, via the original Etsy listing