Tag: vintage brass jewelry

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Ball-Chain Jewelry

Who’d ever think that the same simple chain that has dangled from millions of light fixtures for the past 120 years also inspired a jewelry fad? It’s true; the humble brass ball-chain has a costume jewelry genre all its own. In August 1896, Harvey Hubbell patented a pullchain lightbulb socket in response to a real…

Midsummer Mystery Jewelry Maker Roundup

How the time flies – is it really months since I last posted any new 1930s “mystery jewelry maker” discoveries?? Apparantly so…. and an omission that will be remedied forthwith!     Back in an April 2015 post I showed an unusual chocolate-brown bracelet and theorized that there must have been a necklace to match.…