When I was designing this piece, I drew a lot of inspiration from Renaissance period artworks. In particular, I was drawn to images of Archangels with their enormous feathered wings outstretched.
The visual inspiration for this necklace were the feathers on an angel's wings. When I was designing this necklace, I pictured a epic battle between good and evil angels. The idea behind this necklace is that good and bad is always at conflict within each one of us.
Each metal feather grouping was made individually and then soldered onto the main structure to achieve the angel wing effect. The necklace is flexible and will conform comfortably to the wearer's necklace.
This necklace was plated with a gold and brass mixture with a very slight patina for that antiqued gold look. Each individual piece was hand stressed and plated so please expect slight variations from the photos.
♥♥♥ Measurements ♥♥♥
- The feather portion measures 1.5in x 4.5in at the widest points
- The entire necklace measures 16.0in long with a 3.0in extender
- This piece weights approximately 2.6oz (1.0 lb = 16.0oz)
♥♥♥ How Is It Made ♥♥♥
Each creation in my statement collection is made using a complicated mold cast process. I like to sketch awhile before I start so a lot of these pieces actually got started in the summer. I usually only cast metal pieces in the winter and spring because they are all done in my well ventilated garage and it's like 120 degree in Phoenix from June-Sept so it can get quite unpleasant! Each individual pewter component is casted individually and then polished, soldered or strung together to create the final look. The whole thing is then plated with a very thin layer of my own blend of sterling silver and rhodium (rhodium prevents tarnishing). I use to do the plating by dipping the entire piece in the molten hot silver mixture but that was very messy. Now I just air spray it on for a smooth, uniformed look! All of my pewter is sourced in the US and it's always lead and nickel free.
♥♥♥ Handling Time ♥♥♥
All orders are processed within 2-3 days M-F. Orders received on Friday after 2PM PST will be processed the following Monday.
♥♥♥ US Domestic Shipping And Insurance ♥♥♥
All Xanadu Statement Collection pieces are shipped via USPS first class mail (2-5 days) with complementary insurance and delivery confirmation. If you need an alternative shipping method, please contact me before you complete the purchase!
♥♥♥ International Shipping And Insurance ♥♥♥
All Xanadu Statement Collection pieces are shipped via USPS first class international mail (7-10 days) with NO insurance. Xanadu Designs is NOT responsible for lost or damaged international parcels once they are in hands of the USPS. You may purchase USPS international insurance at an additional cost of $11.50 per total order. If you want to add insurance, please contact me before you complete the purchase.
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