Make Your Own German Silver Jewelry: November 1936

Hand-Wrought Jewelry in designs from the sea" which could be made with instructions from Woman's Home Companion. November, 1936.

“Hand-Wrought Jewelry in designs from the sea” which could be made with instructions from Woman’s Home Companion. November, 1936.

I’m used to seeing knitting patterns and dress patterns in women’s magazines, but this little article from November, 1936, surprises me. “These pieces are far more easily made than you may think to look at the illustrations. The tools are few and simple and the materials inexpensive.” Were “German silver and pewter” really inexpensive? Surely you’d need to use the tools on more than one project to justify the cost of buying them. I wonder if there were more patterns like this one.

text WHC 1936 nov p 133 hand made silver jewelry to make from pattern H 694 top

German Silver nadn Pewter jewelry to make from a pattern and instructions sold be Woman's Home Companion. Nov. 1936, page 133.

German Silver and Pewter jewelry to make from a pattern and instructions sold by Woman’s Home Companion. Nov. 1936, page 133.

The sea horses are dress clips; the seagull and angelfish are brooches, and the bracelet has links featuring stylized skate, crab, octopus, and John Dory fish images.

How to order WHC pattern H-694 for make-your-own sliver jewelry. 1936.

How to order WHC pattern H-694 for make-your-own silver jewelry. 1936.

I wonder if anyone has seen these vintage costume jewelry pieces? And wondered why they were not signed or stamped….

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One response to “Make Your Own German Silver Jewelry: November 1936

  1. Christina

    I can only imagine the level of skill required to produce the seahorse in particularly and the bracelet. Seriously. Never seen patterns for these pieces before. Interesting.

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