Deep from the mystical seas where it is said the ancient lands of Greece, Atlantis and Lemuria lay, these ARTiFActs were collected by my muse during her recent holiday. Shards from temples, statues of Goddesses and hints that mermaids did exist. She was kind enough to bring them home with her so that unique pieces of jewelry could be created. Each fragment holds a bit of magic from lost ancient cultures.
From a buried temple that once lived on Lemuria, my muse found statue fragments of a Sea Goddess which resembles a mermaid.
This statement pendant was sculpted from paper clay, which is biodegradable and lightweight. It takes a few days to dry, then it is primed with several coats of gesso before painting. There are two pieces joined together with hues of gold, bronze, copper and sea blues, purples and teals. This unique piece was lacquered with a protective finish to seal in the colors.
I created this pendant to have movement. Top and bottom are wire wrapped with nontarnish copper wire, glass blue beads, copper beads and a fresh water pearl. Her tail is created with gold mesh wire which adds an ethereal touch. A dramatic necklace not intended for the meek or wall flowers.
The pendant hangs on two strands of recycled sari ribbon in sea green and blue hues which can be tied at any length in a lovely bow. This beautiful, up-cycled ribbon is created by women in Fair Trade co-ops by collecting the remnants of sari silk fabric accumulated during the trimming of fabric during the manufacturing process. Whenever possible i buy supplies from those companies who support the Fair Trade women co-ops.
Fresh Water Pearls are the symbol of pure heart and mind; innocence, faith. Of the sea, it has watery and lunar elements, thus balancing emotions, especially for water signs. Absorbs thoughts, emotions. It is said when one wears fresh water pearls it aids in accepting love in all facets. Pearls are said to be mermaid's tears. They are the birthstone for June.
This lightweight piece can also be hung in your favorite room, office or sacred space.
Please note that the colors in the photographs may slight vary from the original piece. Capturing the subtle hues is difficult. Several coats of paint were used to create an ethereal effect.
All ARTifAcTs come with gift wrap.
Handcrafted with love by artist jeanie mossa at the Planet Calamari Studio in the USA.
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