Saturday, November 24, 2007

Winter White Majesty Necklace




This is the Winter Majesty Necklace. It is a blend of cream and white merino and corriedale rovings that were wet felted and then sculpted. It is embellished with freshwater pearls and some very tiny sweet pearly seed beads. I simply adore the sculptural nature of this piece, and think that it is one of the most visually interesting and inspired things I have made in some time.





I can imagine the White Witch of you-know-where wearing this to a garden party before she drinks some sweet pale wine. It would look amazing with a simply cut evening dress....or a black V-neck T-shirt. It would be divine for a winter wedding! It weighs hardly a thing for being so substantial.





The process of building it was really organic, in that I started with the curly-cues and then went out from there, adding elements and sculpting parts as the necklace called for them. The part that is slightly redolent of a marriage between an open egg and a bird's nest dusted with spun sugar was actually felted around a small stone from my garden, which I then freed from it's woolly captivity. The tiny felt and pearl "cameo" on the opposite side is the doorway through which the stone made it's exit.



I'm almost too much in love with it to let it go....almost, but not quite. It could be yours...just go to Etsy.



7 comments:

m.Lee said...

lovely

Bea said...

Oooh that's so unique and lovely! I'd love to learn how to do that! Well done you!

Angela said...

This is amazing! I love the new jewelry you've created.

Marysusan Noll said...

Thanks! I really feel like I am stretching my creative muscles again, after having gotten stiff for a while.

pinkmilk said...

Lovely, especially the curly tendrils.

threemuses said...

gorgeous!

Christopher said...

Oooo, I love that! It makes me want to be a winter bride!