THE MAGIC IS IN THE HOLE - faux ivory donut Chow necklace
There are no words to really describe how gorgeous this large statement necklace looks in person. It is not a shy piece by any means, yet is as classy as can be, combining both my Faux Ivory and Iridescent techniques , for a push and pull of texture vs. metallic.
The large donut pendant I created entirely from Polymer clay in an almost Yin/Yang division between the warm "ivory" and cool" icy iridescent clay. The blues flash from turquoise to sea green and have areas of rich cobalt and indigo as well which are picked up by matching Swarovski crystals studding the "ivory" side of the donut.
The Faux Ivory carving of chows in a garden was applied as a separate layer, much like a cameo design but far more elaborate. The two chows in the weeping willows and rock garden sit and meditate against the crystal blue "water". It is such a meditative design that makes one want to study the details over and over.
The bail is a continuation of the pendant , suspending the beadwork which is a perfect frame for this wearable art. The beads include zebra wood, coconut shell, and the rare vintage lucite called "Ivorine" from the 1950s. Ivorine has faint bands of ivory and transparent which mimics the real deal. It has fooled a number of collectors over the years. More modern anodized aluminum rings, subtly pull the blue metallics up into the beadwork. The design may be larger ,but not heavy because of the wood and lucite bead choices.
This is a very special piece…I'll say it again….this is a VERY special piece as I have first hand knowledge as to how much went into this beauty!!! SMILE!
PENDANT MEASURES 3 1/4 x 3 1/2"
Necklace beadwork measures 16" and is adjustable to 21" long