One-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry designed using authentic, antique items.

See the vintage charm of the Victorian Era in jewelry made from 100 year old postcards, mounted in bracelet and earring settings. Enjoy the artistry in men’s antique cufflinks transformed into bracelets and earrings and see how a beautiful ladies watch from the early 1900’s is converted into a shadowbox pendant or bracelet with a message that just might help you get through your day.

As you take a good look at the antique buttons and other Victorian Era curiosities used to make the jewelry, the artistry will amaze you. This wearable art will turn heads and inspire conversation. You will own a real piece of history as you relive the spirit of the Victorian Era in these unique pieces.

Antique Button Jewelry
Antique Button Jewelry

The antique/vintage buttons used to make these bracelets, pins, earrings and necklaces range from 50 to 150 years old. Some may be older.

Antique Cufflink Jewelry
Antique Cufflink Jewelry

Bracelets and earrings are made from men’s antique cufflinks, many of them dating back to the 1800’s. The artistry and materials used created cufflinks that are elegant and unsurpassed by any modern standards.

Typewriter Key Jewelry
Typewriter Key Jewelry

The typewriter keys used date back to the early 1900’s. Most of the metal rims on the keys were nickel, with the letters printed on paper and a celluloid or glass disc.

Victorian Postcard Jewelry
Victorian Postcard Jewelry

Featuring a blend of antique typewriter keys, bezels, glass, and authentic Victorian Era postcards. You may also see bits of old lace, ribbon and maybe a bit of the writing on the back by the original sender.

Vintage Watch Part Steam Punk Jewelry
Vintage Watch Part Jewelry

Steampunk style bracelets, pins, and brooches created using vintage ladies’ watch cases as well as pocket watch parts from the early 1900’s.

Merit Pin Jewelry
Merit Pin Jewelry

Many people worked and served, and were rewarded with a small token: a service, merit, or collar pin. I collect them and turn them into these ‘good energy’ bracelets, because they represent the best in people.

Tintype Jewelry
Tintype Jewelry

Vintage tintype photographs have an enduring appeal that accentuates these pieces with a direct link to the past.

Antique Assemblage Jewelry
Antique Assemblage Jewelry

Created using a harmonious combination of vintage objects, the resulting jewelry is an elegant and rich collage of remarkable bits, in a statement piece.

Joan of Arc Jewelry
Joan of Arc Jewelry

Without a doubt, my greatest heroine is Joan of Arc. Channel surfing on a sleepless night, I came across a silent movie called “The Passion of Joan of Arc”. I was not prepared for such a powerful movie. Thus began my obsession with all things Joan.

Cracker Jack Bracelets
Cracker Jack Bracelet Jewelry

Get nostalgic with these funky bracelets created from Cracker Jack and gumball charms from the 1950’s and 1960’s.

Laura Bergeron began Mountain Laurel Handwork as a beaded jewelry business in 1993, but soon turned to silversmithing .

“However, a competing passion for antiques, in particular all things Victorian (including our home), led to a perfect blend for jewelry design. I have most definitely found my niche in this work. The beautiful old things I use to create my jewelry include antique buttons, antique cufflinks, Victorian era postcard ephemera, 1920’s typewriter keys, and sterling silver salt spoons.”

  • No reproduction buttons or typewriter keys have been used. Each piece of jewelry carries the energy of the Victorian Era to you.
  • Antique buttons, typewriter keys and cufflinks are one of a kind. The items you see pictured here are the items you will receive. Exact duplicates, due to the nature of these antique treasures, cannot be ordered. However, should you desire more of a certain item, please e-mail us and we can hand select or create one or more items made with very similar components.
  • If you are returning to the website looking for an item that does not appear to be offered any more, it has been sold. Another similar item will soon be posted.
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No reproduction buttons or typewriter keys have been used. Each piece of jewelry carries the energy of the Victorian Era to you.

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