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NECKLACES~ Sally Parsons

SALLY PARSONS: "My special passion is "bibs". I
love the way they cover a large display area and they glow and sparkle!
The ones with crystals and glitz can light up the face of the wearer and
reflect many twinkles in her eyes… I just love them! I wouldn’t
be surprised if my Mom used a rhinestone studded terrycloth bib on me as a


PINK "buds"
necklace created with faceted crystals in rosy rainbow coloration.

HOBE glass beads and
rhinestones in a green and purple combination.

ORANGE rhinestone bib and
matching earrings.

One of my
grandmothers taught me how to cook and sew, and she collected dolls. My
other one taught me how to sip tea, clean fine china and wear the finest
costume jewelry. She always had the most unique pieces. Now that she has
passed on my Mom and I take turns wearing her jewelry. I know that would
make her happy, and of course some of the gems find their way to the necks
of the many dolls left to us.

RED RHINESTONES add richness
to this dynamic bib necklace.

DOLL bib necklace in black
teardrops and clear rhinestones. It came off of my doll , it was made
specifically for her and it fits my granddaughters.

GLITTER BIB Of all my many
bibs – this one has made its way to the favorites – mainly because the
stones are so unusual they look to be clear Lucite with pieces of glitter
domed over red or black enamel… feels like you are wearing cabochon
marbles around your neck, and yet its not that heavy.

I have always liked those dangly, drippy, glittery necklaces and
never knew they were called "bibs" till I joined Jewel Collect.
As you can see I have extremely eclectic tastes.. from tasteful to ridiculous!
My co-workers check everyday to see what necklace I am wearing..

rhinestones and aurora borealis glitter in this ornate bib necklace. This
ornate piece consists of layers of brass with filigree designs and several
different shapes of pomegranate red crystals

TEAL rhinestones set in a
wonderful symmetrical bib necklace using marvelous deep teal baguettes.

RED faceted crystals
dangle form this gold tone mesh collar.

with hardly any room for another bauble! All autumn colors, creamy
pearl drops, white & gold, adjustable length and hangs 8" in the

RUBY RED crystal beads
lie captured beneath golden filigree jackets forming a bib. Every
part of the design is surrounded by aurora borealis rhinestones.
Necklace fits a 16/17" neck. Clip earrings are 1" in length
and match perfectly.

KARU ornate bib necklace
with colorful rhinestones tucked within the filigree work, signed on the


metallic links interspersed with faux pearls… a terrific combination!
Light weight silver chains hang in a scalloped pattern with a tear drop
pearl enhancing each junction

shaped black, faux
pearl and rhinestones necklace. The "boomerang" is actually a
plastic piece I found and added a beaded chain to it

metal bib…. brushed gold tone metal with pearlized enamel
inserts really fun to wear and tactile, I also have a matching bracelet,
both signed Napier.


elephant in multi-textured gold tone.

I seem to have quite a few figural bibs. People really notice them,
they always seem to be a great way to get into a marvelous

My Gold "Elephant bib" gets a lot of attention! He’s a
heavy one, but really gives some bold style to a
black sweater. He’s in excellent condition, very dimensional and 3 inches
across. The end of the trunk does point up for good luck… whew!!

ELEPHANT in both size
and design! My "Huge Elephant bib" really is the size of a
baby bib.. it is really
light weight, fun to wear and so cool with a black t-shirt and animal
print leggings, it has a bit of doming to it, an etched design and it
jingles when you walk… the elephant all by itself is approx 5" x
3" and even has jingle bells on his feet.

The stations each have brass embossed elephants and brass
edges, and it attaches to rolled-leather straps. Just one of my
several jungle bibs, another one of my collections consists of
"elephants" in jewelry and figurines.. I have over 300 elephants
and no where to put them!!!

WIRE WORK and enameled
elephant necklace. This elephant is signed GoldCrown and is found in
Roseann Ettingers book "60’s-70’s & 80’s Popular Costume
Jewelry" on page 85.

The first figural bib I ever bought was this one. It is
well balanced and lays perfectly on the neck and seems to have a whimsical
movement to him, his saddle blanket swings back and forth.. the entire
front of my neck is covered by this over 6" creature. plus he hangs
down 4". He’s not that heavy however, due to an artistic design
cutting thru the metal.

PANDAS Although it is unsigned, I believe this set
was created by Lee Sands. Lee has done other inlaid animals such as lions,
but he is mainly known for his cultured pearl creations and eel skin. This
panda has one of the cuter faces and he is about 3 inches wide. The
are just over 1 inch.

ZEBRA bib necklace. Yes,
very huge, but light in weight. It looks like the zebra image was pounded
in to antiqued silver using the sandbag method, taught to me by my grampa,
who was a coppersmith… he made beautiful urns and furniture but he
didn’t make jewelry, unfortunately. Maybe I’ll try my hand at it, since
there is not a lot of copper jewelry out there!

BUTTERFLY bib necklace. The
wings are carved through and I think the material is over 1/8 of an inch
thick and 3" across.