Deadstock Vintage: Collection II
Updated: Mar 17
What is Deadstock Vintage, you may ask? The name is as simple as these wearable styles. This collection combines a selection of vintage c.1965-1985 sterling silver charms, with 18k gold plated jewellery made in the 90s. Sourced from UK jewellery suppliers, I have created a small first drop which mixes these two metals, creating easy to wear styles, available on Maverick Musing's shop and on IG @maverickmusing.
The Deadstock Vintage Collection
Sterling Vintage Charms
Many of the charms, were made between 1965 and 1985 when sterling silver charm bracelets were really popular, including Nuvo and Chim charms. They are all sterling 925 silver. My supplier has been trading in jewellery for 30 years and all the charms have been tested for purity. Not all are marked as the hallmarking act allows for items of silver under 7 grams to be exempt from hallmarking, which is common for charms from this time.
When you look at a sterling silver charm, you know, as they are detailed and high quality. There is so much beauty in each charm, they’re all different and individual, many have moving, mechanical or kinetic parts. As the silver charms are old, they have a beautiful patina, which shows their age and gives them a beautiful vintage effect that is often imitated by oxidisisation.
...On 18k gold plated necklaces
Upcycling Fashion jewellery made in England by costume jewellers WEST prior to 1999, to create complete jewellery pieces. Some of this deadstock jewellery was sold in BHS and other chains. This new and unworn vintage jewellery has a timeless aesthetic and is great for layering.
Mixing silver and gold was once taboo, but Maverick Musing means unorthodox train of thoughts! Show some metal unity by simply mixing silver and gold. You probably have some silver and gold charms and chains in your jewellery box. Have a play at layering what you have and see what you can add to your mix.
Barely Upcycled: Earrings
Simple yet stunning statements. I wish to preserve this collection of vintage sterling charms, so each mix and match earring is originally from a charm bracelet. There are many unique styles to choose from. Small and light they make a perfect pair of odd silver earrings.
Barely Upcycled: Necklaces
A variety of unique designs made from second hand finds and 18k plated gold chains. Unique easy to wear fashion jewellery. A selection of interesting pendants; many vintage, all charming and beautiful.
Remixed gold plated necklaces
Layered Remade Chains are the bling bling you want to wear and wear. There are a limited number of 18k gold plated necklaces, made from upcycled and redesigned 18k gold plated deadstock jewellery.
Chunky bracelets and chains give a 90’s fly gal vibe and are all different. I really enjoyed making these, by simply unlinking and remaking dated vintage style designs. I have created a selection of minimal, layering chains, enjoy wearing them.
Circular Design Thinking
Traditionally you design and then source your materials, which often leads to waste. I source from the second-hand market and from jewellers. I look for jewellery and items to rework that have already lasted for years and are of high quality but may look dated. By upcycling and reworking these items, carefully preserving their original beauty and craftsmanship, while creating timeless easy to wear pieces, I hope to help extend and give fresh life to old jewellery.
Shop the Deadstock Vintage Collection while stocks last, these items are all one of a kind, different. Check back for new styles and surprise drops, enjoy wearing these absolutely fabulous vintage jewellery pieces.
Lots of Love,