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21 inches
53.34 cm

This remarkable necklace has a soft blue/purple flower nestled on three softly curving leaves suspended from a beaded kumihimo cord.

This wonderfully textured piece was done in collaboration with my sister, Nancy. She created the beaded cord and I created the polymer clay focal bead. While the origins of kumihimo and polymer clay are separated by centuries they work perfectly side by side in this piece.

Kumihimo , a Japanese braid-making technique, dates to about 550 AD when people began to use decorative cords in religious ceremonies. Later, brightly colored braids were used to decorate clothing, hang banners and knives, and lace samurai armor together. Currently kumihimo braids are used as Obi, the sash for kimono dress. Traditionally the braids were made using bundles of untwisted silk thread. The kumihimo braid used in this piece is made with thread strung with beads.

The history of polymer clay as an art medium is only decades long, unlike many media that have been around for centuries. There is a great deal of innovation by polymer clay artist. Often, ideas are borrowed from the traditions of other materials, such as metalworking, ceramics, glass, and paper.

Jewelry With Stories to Tell

See me create necklaces with stories to tell and hear the stories.

This flower nestled on three leaves is a standout. The focal piece measures 3” x 3 12”. The closure is constructed of silver cones, small metal beads, and a metal toggle embosses with graceful curves, which echo the lines in the leaves.

21 "
53.34 cm

Wear this necklace and people will ask, “Are those hosta leaves?”
And you can say, “Yes. A one-of-a-kind variety.” No one will have anything like it. You will win the prize for the best new variety.

The piece will arrived in a signed box ready for wrapping or storing if it is a gift from you to you.

People will talk about this piece. I’d love to hear the remarks you get on this remarkable necklace.

Floral Necklace Sculpture - Blue, Purple, Green

$280.00 USD
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  • Materials: polymer clay, glass beads, silver cones, metal beads, silver toggle
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.