This is the first pendant in my antiquities design that I'm so passionate about. The theme is to re-purpose everyday items into extraordinary wearable art with the goal of making each piece look like it was just found in a forgotten treasure chest on some ancient archealogical dig. I'm using very old tin boxes, cutting them up into various sizes to make center pieces for bracelets, necklaces and pendants, oxidizing them, adding a patina, and then using my love of collage to scout out papers and words that make a statement or inspire in some way. This pendant started out as an old tin box. It has been cut to frame a 2" x 2" beveled glass that protects the collage underneath and is securely encased by the tin. The process includes cutting, oxidizing, gilding, drilling, waxing, glazing all before a collage of old papers, words and images are designed. Time consuming? Yes. Oh-so-Satisfying? Big yes. The pendant can be worn on either side - one side has a partial image of an antique globe with a beautiful woman gazing over it. The other side is that same globe image with the words 'the' and 'miles' in old script. Black matt chain helps the feel of found treasure. I have used one large turquoise nugget, a gorgeous blue mud glass bead from Africa encased in large copper bead caps and two smaller glass beads as dangles, a round rose colored connector. This necklace is 24" long. Closure is a black toggle. One only as always.
Item ID: J10- E1015