Emperor of India , etc. (1910-1936)
The same day I went junking at Bernies I also stopped by Bayside Antiques.
I found this old royal commemorative pin featuring King George V and Queen Mary.
Having just bought the saber tooth at Bernies, my mind started playing around
with the idea of the British Empire.
When George V was king (1910-1936)
The Empire included South Africa among many other countries and continents.
So thinking along those lines, using some of the new things I had picked up,
this is what I came up with:
This started out much different, but as usual lots of editing happens during the actual construction.
I had to make changes in order to get it to hang right.
I really like the way it turned out.
When you are wearing it it stays nicely balanced and has a great
feel with a very slight sense of movement.
Components: Vintage commemorative pin (back removed and flattened)
African trade beads
Roman Catholic medal-St. Ghislain
(with what seems to be a protective eye on it?)
Strangely enough, I don't seem to have any earrings
that go with this, LOL,
Guess that's next?
What do you think? Would you wear this?
Well, if I never have an occasion to wear it, I think
it looks good on this dress form. :)