Go big or go home is the message behind the Filigree Fantasy II necklace from Oakland-based design duo Heart’s Desire. Speaking of desires, we’ve been craving larger-than-life accessories lately to pair with the streamlined tops and simpler classic pieces that we find ourselves attracted to this season – and this one-of-kind piece fits right in.
Created using vintage filigrees and bird charms in raw and gold-plated brass, the necklace is one in a series using designer Ann Marie Hodrick’s extensive collection of vintage brass pieces. On her blog, she likens the experience of assembling this piece to that of “putting together a monochromatic jigsaw puzzle.”
Arranging the individual components into a cohesive whole may have required some mental wrangling on Hodrick’s part, but the result is one we’d gladly don without a struggle.