This piece is a combination of new and vintage. I am currently using rectangle pewter pendants with 24K gold plating and colored resin for the background. After the canvas/background is set then I add a vintage treasure. The centerpiece of this necklace is a damascene link from a vintage bracelet.
Damascening is the art of inlaying different types of metals into one another. Typically, silver or gold into a darkly oxidized steel background in order to produce intricate patterns.
The damascene link fits perfectly into this rectangular piece with red resin as a pop of color. The pendant measures 32.8 x 11.6 x 2.9mm and dangles from an 18" gold plated link chain.