Bib Choker Necklaces
For that extra something
I have only been able to make a couple of these Bib Choker Necklaces because I have to find pieces of Herringbone chain with matching flexibility. And the example shown here is even gold-plated. Vintage gold plated sterling Herringbone chain is even harder to find than the silver variety. But I am always on the hunt for it because my gold plated jewelry is very popular.
I’m lucky to find
four pieces with
The Bib Choker necklace pictured below has a length of about 40 cm and a depth of about 6 cm.
The curb chain and the clasp used (in the back) are gold plated silver too. The other findings (eyelets and label) however are “gold-filled”. This means the layer of gold is thicker and won’t wear off as quickly (the metal underneath is “base metal”, usually copper).
Part of the vintage herringbone chains I normally use were once gold plated. But when the gold plating wears off the jewelry is discarded. Then I am able to buy them and use them for my jewelry. Some of the vintage chains I find still have a lot of their golden color. However I like them when they have just a hint of gold shine too. And I absolutely love the combination of gold-plated and silver elements. I also use this combination in my other designs (Herringbone and 3 Chain jewelry and Long Chain Necklaces.
As I said: I only have been able to make a couple of these (silver or gold-plated) but there may be one in my shop.