1. a collection or gathering of things or people.
"a wondrous assemblage of noble knights, cruel temptresses, and impossible loves"
Assemblage is an old word made new in the jewelry world these days. And why not? Re-using old (or not so old) components to create new art is the perfect visual definition.
Type "assemblage jewelry" into Pinterest or Google and you will see an amazing array of creativity. The fun is in the design and layout. The challenge is attaching the components. Wire, glue and jump rings are quite useful.
Pssssssst . . . the word is so fun we had to use it in the name of an upcoming workshop. Our Buttoned Up Assemblage Workshop is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 6-8 pm. $10, materials extra.