Silver Wire Sculpted Dazzling Winter Ice Crystal Tree of Life Pendant
TITLE: Silver Wire Sculpted Dazzling Winter Ice Crystal Tree of Life Pendant
This little piece of Wearable Art known as a Tree of Life is made to symbolize the winter season when snow and ice turn the outside into a glistening fairy land. It is made with tarnish resistant Artistic silver wire and iridescent clear glass faceted beads. The wire makes twists and turns giving character to the tree trunk and branches. The crystal beads symbolize an recent ice storm. The frame around the tree is 3 lengths of 20 gauge wire woven in a sunburst pattern to enhance the impression of the shimmering landscape. The pattern is woven using a smaller 28 gauge matching wire. The tree is made within the framework by using multiple lengths of the 28 gauge wire by attaching and twisting them to resemble a substantial tree trunk and branches. As the wires are separated to formulate the smaller branches the faceted glass beads are strung on to it. They are securely attached to the top of the frame giving the impression of a full grown tree covered in ice particles. The bail and top decoration on the pendant are the swirls and curls created from the ends of the framework wires. A velvet or matching chain necklace would be the perfect match to this extremely lightweight pendant. This lovely piece of miniature art can also be hung gracefully from a home decor hook on a well-lit window for that little extra pizzazz.
LENGTH: 2.75 inches
WIDTH: 2.0 inches
WEIGHT: 0.50 ounces
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ITEM NUMBER: #P43
ARTISTIC WIRE: As described by BEADUCATION:
This wire is made by first plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver. Then the enamel color and tarnish resistant coating on top of this silver plating is applied. The silver plating beneath the color, adds an incredible high-shine and brilliance to the wire. Artistic Wire is a permanently colored copper wire available in a wide range of colors and gauges. It has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnish, chipping and peeling.
BAIL: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A metal loop that is used to attach a chain or cord to a pendant.
FACET: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
A flat surface or plane on a cut gemstone. The movement of light from one facet to another creates the sparkle and flash of a stone.
GAUGE: By Fire Mountain Gems – EncyloBEADia – Jewelry Making Dictionary
The measurement of the thickness of wire or metal sheet: the higher the number, the thinner the metal. A 20-gauge wire or metal sheet will be finer than a 16-gauge wire or metal sheet.
GLASS BEADS: Defined by the Free Dictionary by Farlex:
Small, round or many-sided beads made from transparent or colored glass (less frequently, from metal), with holes for threading.
PENDANT: as defined by - https://www.britannica.com/art/pendant-jewelry
Pendant, in jewelry, ornament suspended from a bracelet, earring, or, especially, a necklace. Pendants are derived from the primitive practice of wearing amulets or talismans around the neck. The practice dates from the Stone Age, when pendants consisted of such objects as teeth, stones, and shells.
Tarnish is a substance which forms of the surface of some metals and which stains them or causes them to lose their brightness. To lose or cause to lose the shine, esp. by exposure to air or moisture resulting in surface oxidation; discolor; silver tarnishes quickly. Wear cotton gloves when cleaning silver, because the acid in your skin can tarnish the metal
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
TREE OF LIFE:
What is the meaning behind the tree of life? As explained by One Tribe Apparel.
The Tree of Life represents growth as a tree starts out as a small, delicate sapling and grows over a long time into a giant, strong tree. The tree grows up and outwards, representing how a person grows stronger and increases their knowledge and experiences throughout their lifetime. Jan 30, 2019
HISTORY OF GLASS BEADS:
Necklaces were plaited and parts of clothing were woven from strings of glass beads as far back as ancient Egypt. Venice, which took the secret of glass bead production from Byzantium in the tenth century, supplied beads to many countries of the world. In the middle of the 18th century, M. V. Lomonsov began the production of Russian glass beads. The enamel luster and shimmering of the grainy surface of glass beads give particular liveliness to the rich gradations of color in handbags, tobacco pouches, and covers (for vessels, chibouks, and walking sticks) woven out of glass beads, as well as in many thematic embroidery panels (with milk-white or opalescent backgrounds in the 18th century and turquoise or lilac backgrounds in the first half of the 19th century). After the 1860’s, the art of embroidering with glass beads developed only in the folk crafts, which mastered it in the mid-19th century.
PENDANTS HISTORY: This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor on Britannica.com
The pharaohs of ancient Egypt wore pendants that were sometimes of huge dimensions, usually bearing commemorative or auspicious scenes in which the sovereign is being deified. Other pendants were in the shape of flies, winged scarabs, vultures, the eye of the god Horus, falcons, and sacred serpents. An exquisite example of an early gold pendant is that of two hornets clasped together, found in Mycenae and dating from the 17th century bce. Etruscan pendants were decorated with spindles and cylinders, figured, or in the shape of human heads. Greek and Hellenistic pendants usually formed the entire necklace. Pendants in the shape of a bulla are frequent in Roman necklaces, but there are also examples of cameos, intaglios, and gold coins mounted as pendants.
During the Middle Ages, characteristic jewels were the reliquary, or devotional, pendant and the cross, chased or enamelled with religious subjects and often set in an architectural frame. One of the most famous early pendant reliquaries, which belonged to Charlemagne, contained relics of the True Cross and the crown of thorns under a sapphire set with gold. In the 14th century it was customary for noblemen to wear necklaces with pendants bearing heraldic subjects; pendants worn by women generally depicted sentimental subjects.
Toward the beginning of the 16th century, pendants became decorative rather than religious objects. The Renaissance artists created numerous beautiful crosses and figured pendants modelled in high relief and depicting numerous subjects, such as mermaids, tritons, animals and ships, and mythological and religious scenes. Often, the irregular shapes of baroque pearls were exploited and adapted for the bodies of human beings or animals, whose faces and limbs were modelled in gold and enamelled.
In the Baroque period there was a return in pendants to engraved figures and intaglio and cameo cutting, framed in geometric decorative designs containing gems and, later, in ribbons and floral designs done mainly in diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and pearls. Such pendants continued to be popular until the end of the 18th century.
The Empire style attached no great importance to pendants, and most of the rare examples consist of cameo medallions. In the 19th century the Art Nouveau school created pendants with a lovely aesthetic line in which the most common motifs were women’s figures and profiles, butterflies, peacocks, insects, and flowers.
This article was most recently revised and updated by Virginia Gorlinski, Associate Editor.
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