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A free-wheeling, whimsical red and yellow kite is swirling through this blue sky. It's a teeny, tiny symbol of freedom easy to keep close to your heart. The sky has been delicately shaded so that the blue fades from darker to lighter, and the clouds softly layered up. If you love this, but fancy a different color combination, just holler and I'll paint you a custom version. My Dad was the KING of kite-flying when I was growing up, and my memory can practically hear this baby zipping through the sky.
Each piece is photographed before posting, so the one depicted in the pictures is precisely what this listing is for. The painting is built up over many days, allowing first the background and then the layers to dry as details and colors are added. It's durable and water-resistant.
The locket is two-tone brass and comes from vintage stock, so each piece has its own bit of natural tarnish. The diameter of the sphere is 18 mm - same as a dime.
Many people have told me they prefer to wear them closed and keep the painting a secret, though I love to wear them open on display. Either way they're quite magnetic. The chain is raw brass which will oxidize to a deep vintage gold over time (don't worrry, it doesn't mark skin or clothes). It measures 20" (50.8 centimeters), and is closed with a lobster clasp.
Each locket comes in its very own decorative tin (surprise!), bedded in tissue paper and tucked in an envelope tied with a colored ribbon. Padded kraft envelopes will keep it snug and safe. Shipping is first class with delivery confirmation (tracking) for domestic packages, and first class with a customs form for international. I ship 2-3 days a week, to get orders out promptly.
Thanks for browsing! If you're curious about a custom order please feel free to send a convo. See more wonders and doodles at: www.kharaledonne.com