I made this necklace yesterday after being inspired by this one that I wrote about a couple days ago. I dubbed it “the black dahlia” and it’s up for sale on Poison Apple right now. I just love the way vintage rhinestones sparkle, they have a certain Je ne sais quoi about them. I have a nice little collection of them going that I will surely be adding to my designs here and there. Although I am a bit of a materials hoarder, I like to save all my favorites for last and it’s hard for me to part with them at times. I’m a bit like a squirrel in that respect. Each time I work one of my favorite vintage materials into a piece I cringe a little bit at the thought of letting it go.