Don Quixote Repurposed Buckle Bracelet
Okay. I'm a sucker, (SUCKER) for vintage, French steel cut buckles. So, in case you don't know what I'm talking about, that center piece was a shoe buckle. Before I cut off the back of the buckle it said "France" on the back, as in "Made in...". Fashionable women of the day wore these on their shoes to dress them up. So, yes, they came in pairs! (Lucky, lucky me!). Each little nailhead is riveted on and none are missing on this beauty. I love that they are slightly curved which hugs your wrist as you wear it and it won't spin around!
This buckle is quite spectacular and came to me in pristine condition. Flanking each side are two links from a very fun bracelet from Spain. The entire bracelet told the story of Don Quixote in 5 links and here are 2 of them! Dulcinea del Toboso would be so proud!
They are wire-wrapped with sterling silver wire and special gemstone and crystal and sterling beads.
The fish hook clasp and the chain make this bracelet adjustable from approx. 7 1/2" to 8 1/2". At the end of the chain is an amazing (AMAZING) vintage glass button. Did I mention it's amazing?