kentuckygirl's Shop Announcement

Think memory, shrine, reliquary, totem, legacy: each heirloom quality, hand-soldered pendant encapsulates an image or bit of treasure and keeps it close to your heart. Oriel pendants feature or showcase a specific wild animal, mystical being, vintage memory, religious icon. Each piece is carefully, lovingly hand-soldered with lead-free solder. I often use vintage or hand-dyed ribbons, handmade papers, Swavorski crystal beads or rhinestones. Each piece of oriel jewelry resonates with the soulful, creative in you. My custom pendants are a way to keep your animal companions close to you; a means to honor a long-lost relative, a way to enshrine a special bit of personal treasure. Once you choose an oriel and wear it, it becomes part of your psyche -- a little window into your desires and wishes, likes and loves, dreams and fantasies.

Here's what one of my customers said: "I have two of Virginia's oriel necklaces, one is the GlamGirl Ice Diva, and the other is an Itsy Bitsy of a mosque with stars. They are very special to me and have a great feeling. When I wear them, people always comment about them."

Each pendant is a small work of art -- a handmade collage -- sandwiched between a beveled glass and a plain piece of glass, wrapped with copper tape, then soldered with lead-free solder. Decorative solder beading (resembling silver icing) enhances both sides of the oriel's frame.

To learn more about my jewelry and artwork -- visit my blog:
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Visit my other Etsy store: for animal energy/power necklaces!

Custom work available -- I can make an oriel of your favorite animal companion, an ancestor or living loved one, a piece of dream it, I can make it!

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