October 03, 2009
Silverplated Letterpress Necklace.
A recent work-study program at the New York Center for Book Arts yielded a treasure trove of old moveable iron type (see detail image for our current stock; this is what the type looks like before it is plated). Originally used on hand-cranked Vandercook Proof Presses, each piece of type used in these necklaces were worn out ever so slightly by normal printing use, and were consigned to a bin to be melted down and re-cast. These obsolete pieces (each measures a little under 1" long) have been rescued, plated in sterling silver, and hung from a 22" silver-plated brass figaro chain. Spring ring clasp secures chain at back.
Double Initial Silverplated Letterpress by EricaWeinerJewelry