But you don’t need to tell that to Little Rock-based designer Neely Phelan. Her jewelry is made up of vintage, estate and antiques pieces that she refashions into 21st century, Teen decade finery.
“Inspired by stories of decades past, I take unique and extraordinary vintage elements and incorporate them into one-of-a-kind designs that you will treasure,” Phelan says. “Natural aging adds to the character of each piece and is part of the beauty and charm of owning a handmade piece of jewelry.”
Taking something old and making it new is exactly what can be seen in these vintage dress clip earrings. Phelan calls them “a deconstructed vintage rhinestone shoe clips hanging off vintage gold chain on a rhinestone fish hook.”
Oh, but if those shoe clips could talk…