merchant's lady-- pearl, gemstone and art glass necklace-- handmade by thebeadedlily

$80.00 USD

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The world is full of wonderful things-- among them-- Chinese art.

This necklace was inspired by a Qing dynasty porcelain saucer depicting a Western skating scene in fuchsia and gold.

The pairing of the art glass beads was serendipitous and the wirework connecting them just happened! From there, this piece-- specifically the balance of color in it-- was a challenge.

The moonstone mimics the semi-transparency of the fine china well and the dark peacock pearls pull off the not-quite-black of the detailing on the plate. Rhyolite and pyrite for the bits of green, lots of copper and brass for the frame work and clothing colors.

This is a complicated piece in color and texture and it will go beautifully with your purples and pinks, dark olive and army greens, greys, blacks and whites.

This piece features:
Winged sculpture in glass by Megan Ellis
Electroformed art glass by Jennifer Cameron of GlassAddictions
Iron pyrite (fool's gold)
Quartz
Rhyolite
Freshwater pearls
Rainbow moonstone
Old African copper and brass
Beading cable

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The easy to use, secure and lovely hook clasp and all other metalwork is handformed (by me) copper.

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19.5" (49cm)

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