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A Necklace

These veines are nature's nett,
These cords by art are sett.

If love himselfe flye here,
Love is intangled here.

Loe! on my neck this twist I bind,
For to hang him that steales my mynde:
Unless hee hang alive in chaynes
I hang and dye in lingring paynes.

Theis threads enjoy a double grace,
Both by the gemme and by the place.

~William Strode, 17th-century English Poet

Williams Strode's poem celebrates both the intrinsic beauty of jewelry and the value leant to an item when it is worn by a loved one. My jewelry and artworks similarly bring together dual characteristics: hand-painted miniature artworks and the utility of jewelry, old techniques and new applications, images and narrative, belief and symbol, vintage and new.

During Victorian times, researchers and scientists attempted to examine whether personal items could absorb and transmit memories of former owners--they found that they could, leading to a wide-spread belief that just by touching an item, you could see the experiences and memories of previous owners. Today this belief has waned, however, whenever possible I incorporate vintage items into my work because I believe in green practices and reuse, as well as clinging to the Victorian fascination with objects with a past.

All drawings, paintings and miniature artworks are original and one of a kind.

If you would like to see more of my portfolio or learn more about my custom designs, please visit my website at www.adoublegrace.com.

Also, please check out my new blog, "Literary Etsy," at http://literaryetsy.blogspot.com.

Proud Member of EFA Artists Helping Animals: http://efaartistshelpinganimals.org
Proud Member of Etsy for Charity Team: http://etsyforcharity.ning.com/

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.