Deep from the mystical seas where it is said the ancient lands of Atlantis, Lemuria and Ancient Greece are buried, lie lost treasures. These ARTiFActs were collected by my muse during her recent holiday. 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 ancient cultures.
The focal point of this ethereal pendant was formed with paper clay. The clay takes a few days to dry. Then it has several layers of gesso painted followed by gorgeous hues of pink, purple, blue, turquoise, sea green, gold and bronze. A small mirror adds reflective light.
Wire wrapped with non-tarnish silver wire, pink Mother of Pearl adorned by copper glass beads and a fresh water pearl. The necklace chain is recycled purple and hues of blue and pink silk sari ribbon. 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.
Metallic pink and silver thread fringes hang from the necklace. Tie the ends in a lovely bow to whatever length you wish your necklace to be.
Mother of Pearl is said to awaken the primordial memory of your origin in the Universe. It stirs this memory in your thoughts, your feelings, and in every cell of your physical body. Mother of Pearl's energy symbolizes unconditional motherly love.
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 and have magical properties. Both Mother of Pearl and Pearls are the birthstone for the month of June.
The length with the pendant is about 34 inches.The pendant measures about 4 inches high and 2 inches wide. It is extremely lightweight.
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.
See more Art for the Bohemian Soul at the Planet Calamari Boutique.