Monday, November 10, 2008

Monets Waterlily Necklace



Artist Statement: Inspired by a lush garden of waterlillies, I knew I could create a piece full of color and texture & I think this piece captures the essence of it perfectly...

a large waterlily leaf was cut from thick copper, hammered to have the edges curl up slightly & then dapple planish texture hammered across its surface. The leaf was then painted with a verdigris finish, which varies in it's intensity. It also keeps a wet look in some parts on the leaf, making it look like it was just pulled from the water. The lotus flower resting on the edge of the leaf was all handcut from sterling. it has three layers, a larger set of petals, a smaller set inside of that & then one pink pearl to add a little color & to offset the brilliant green.

The pendant is stamped on the back with my 'sudlow' signature & hangs from a hidden bail on the back. The choker closes with a magnetic clasp & the pendant can slide off to be put on the chain of your choice if preferred.

The leaf measures about 2" (just over 5cm), the cable choker is coated black & 18" long

Comes in a little gift box, perfect for that special present.

THESE ARE HANDMADE TO ORDER, PLEASE EXPECT A LITTLE VARIATION IN EACH!

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