STARLIGHT, this SHIMMERING PASTE MEDALLION was inspired by a Antique French Holy Card of the VIRGIN MARY. I ADORE these OLD HOLY CARDS and wanted to HONOR the VIRGIN by enclosing HER into a SPARKLING sort of HEAVEN for all to see! I made the Medallion Locket by combining 2 Antique BRASS VICTORIAN PASTE PIECES. Both of the PASTE PIECES are in EXCELLENT CONDITION with all of the PASTE being ORIGINAL and STILL VERY SPARKLY! I LOVE using these OLD PASTE PIECES because they make the MOST UNIQUE SHIMMERING NECKLACES. The Background Piece is Large and is the PERFECT backdrop for the Top Piece which is a STAR SHAPED LOCKED. The Larger Medallion is a Hand Made Piece that was made by twisting BRASS WIRE and then the PASTE STONES were attached along the edge of the Medallion. All the PASTE are PRONG SET. I then layered another Paste LOCKET on top of the other which gives the Medallion a 3 dimensional raised effect in the CENTER. The Centerpiece is an BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN STAR SHAPED BRASS PASTE LOCKET. The edge of the LOCKET has POINTY RAYS with PRONG SET PASTE positioned on each RAY, LOVELY. These 2 PASTE PIECES complement each other so well they look as if they were made as ONE PIECE. There are 24 Paste Stones in the background Piece and 21 Paste Stones in the Locket making for 45 Paste Stones in the MEDALLION altogether. I added an ANTIQUE FRENCH LACE HOLY CARD of the VIRGIN inside the LOCKET. You can see just a Tiny Bit of the Lace near the edge of the LOCKET. This Antique French Holy Card is Very Old so the BEAUTIFUL Paper IMAGE of the VIRGIN is FADED. SHE has a HALO above the VIRGIN and if you look closely you will see TINY STARS Inside the HALO! The VIRGIN is protected by the Clear Plastic Piece that originally came in the LOCKET so you never have to worry about moisture getting to the Holy Card. I wanted the Back of the LOCKET to be as PRETTY as the FRONT so after the attaching Glue dried I then painted over this with Antique Gold Gilders Paste and then Sealed this with a Protective Clear Coating. The Glue I used is extremely STRONG and the 2 PASTE PIECES will never come apart. I then purchased some Very Large 20*35MM Cultured Flameball Pearls to make a Dramatic NECKLACE for the VIRGIN. Each of these Large BAROQUE PEARLS is a UNIQUE TREASURE from Mother Nature! These PEARLS are Spectacular with a Glowing LUSTRE to them with lots of COLORS such as Cream, Pink, Gold, Copper, Bronze, Lavender, Champagne and others. There are 11 of the PEARLS and 1 11MM Baroque Cultured Kasumi Pearl with a Rhinestone Bead and 2 Small Sterling Silver Beads which attach to another LARGE CULTURED BAROQUE PEARL that hangs as a DROP from the Medallion. The DROP PEARL is SPECTACULAR and measures 24*38MM. The PEARL has hints of Lavender, Pink, Cream and other Reflective Colors with an AMAZING LUSTRE. The Pearls are strung on STERLING SILVER WIRE. The CLASP for the Necklace is a Recast STERLING SILVER VICTORIAN SHEPHERDS HOOK that connects to a ROUND STERLING SILVER Connector. An Antique Rosary Cross hangs down from the CLASP. A Tiny Rhinestone Bead is between 2 of the Pearls near the CLASP adding a bit of Shimmer to the back of the Necklace. The Medallion measures 2 hairs over 2 inches wide by 2,1/4 inches high. The inside CHAIN measurement is 18 inches with the total Necklace length to the bottom of the Pearl Drop measuring approximately 27,1/2 inches long. All connecting Pieces have been OXIDIZED DARK to work with the ANTIQUE LOCKET. Although Wire, Clasp are not stamped for Sterling Silver they TEST as Sterling Silver. The Necklace can be customized to the buyers preference. I offer GENEROUS LAYAWAY TERMS to my buyers. This is a GORGEOUS RELIGIOUS NECKLACE, really quite BEAUTIFUL, that will bring lots of COMPLIMENTS to YOU! Thanks for visiting FRENCHEVANGELINEROSE on RUBY LANE!
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