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I designed this necklace with the intent of making something that looked ancient and was loaded with symbolism: freedom, thought, learning and antiquity. If I could make it gorgeous and irresistible, even better.

The ages of the various parts of this necklace are 50,000,000 years, 130 years, 40 years, and brand new, so it is an amalgam of ancient, antique, vintage, and new.

For the main pendant, I sealed snippets from a 130 year old volume of Shakespeare to a turquoise porcelain bead. Hanging next to it are embossed brass and copper circles and a genuine ammonite fossil. They hang on a mixture of chains, including vintage rosary chains, linked birds, and new glass pearls that I linked together with lacy bead caps.

I embossed and patinated the brass and copper circles myself The ammonite is a genuine fossil with a pretty iridescent sheen on the back. This necklace is water resistant, but not completely waterproof, so I do not recommend wearing it while bathing or swimming.

The central pendant including bail is 2" (50mm) long. The chains are finished lobster clasp on one end and an extender chain finished with a "wind" charm on the other. The extender chain lets one wear this necklace from 30" - 34" (76cm - 86cm) long.

Please be sure to measure on yourself to see where this will fall (a piece of string cut to length works well for this purpose). I will adjust the chain length for no additional charge, just let me know that it should be done.

A little background: my introduction to the works of William Shakespeare was through an 1882 volume of his complete works that I picked up at a used book store almost forty years ago. I still love that old book, but I'm afraid that it has lost quite a few pages over the years and the ones that remain are so old and dry that the pages crumble when turned. I can't bear to throw this book away, so parts of it are now being made into jewelry that I can share with my wonderful customers.

To see the other items in my shop, click here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/sandrandan

Payment is expected within 24 hours of purchase.
There is no smoking in my home or workshop.
Not suitable for children under 12.
Sandra Sutherlin

Ancient Wind Necklace Mixed Media Art Jewelry OOAK

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ammonite fossil, glass pearls, vintage pearl rosary chain, vintage crystal chain, brass plated steel chain, paper, porcelain, brass, copper
  • Ships worldwide from Ohio, United States
  • Feedback: 2013 reviews
  • Favorited by: 2 people