Silver Wire Sculpted Emerald Green Glass Beads Pearl Pendant or Brooch
TITLE: Silver Wire Sculpted Emerald Green Glass Beads Pearl Pendant or Brooch
A brooch is not a brooch unless it is one-of-a-kind handmade floral by Amelia Originals. The organic flow of the tarnish resistant artistic wire sets the movement for the emerald green glass tear drop Table Cut flat bead petals that are accented with 3mm white faux pearl petals. These beads are strung on German silver wires. These wire match the ones used to form the veins of the larger tarnish resistant Artistic silver petals. These petals are made with 20 gauge wire that has been formed and then hammered flat to add texture to the piece. The center of the flower is constructed with 3/10mm glass pearls along with 2/6mm emerald green round faceted glass beads. Pin back measures 1 inch wide. It can double as a pendant bail if one desires to wear it on a necklace. This is the perfect accent for any spring sweater or fashion. What an impeccable adornment for all things casual and formal. ONLY the PIN back is included...if a necklace is desired please see below.....
Wire sculptured florals handmade by Amelia Originals can be grouped in many layouts to include bib necklaces, hair adornments, and lapel pins. They are the ultimate gift accessory for weddings, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, anniversaries, and remembrances or for any special occasion when flowers are the ticket. The original florals, to include this one, were created as samples for a bridal hair piece. Three samples were presented for the bride to compare. If this is an option for you please contact me for options. (See below for special order information.)
LENGTH: 2.0 inches
WIDTH: 2.0 inches
WEIGHT: 0.60 ounces
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ITEM NUMBER: Br#003
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If a necklace chain or cord is required, please contact me utilizing the "Contact Seller" button, for adding those options to your order.
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The price will depend on the length and material of the necklace desired. The sizes can range from 16 inches up to 30 inches in length. The materials can be a pre-made chain with clasp, handmade chain, ribbon, leather, satin or velvet cord. The handmade chain and cords will have a handmade original clasp. Your choice will be either a hook and eye or toggle clasp in metal. The handmade chain and clasp will match the metal of the pendant.
Payment in full must be made prior to the order being filled. Once we have agreed to a price of the piece, a special order listing will be made for your ease of purchase. You will be notified when this listing is available for payment. When this payment is completed, your item will be made. Orders will be completed within 2 weeks of payment. Once made, a notice will be sent of its completion and when it will be mailed out. After mailing a notice will be sent with the tracking number and anticipated arrival date. All items will be mailed first class via USPS with tracking. If item is valued over $50.00 the package will be insured.
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.
ARTISTIC SILVER/GERMAN STYLE: Artistic Silver/German Style: As described by Beadalon:
German Style Wire is excellent quality shaping wire, available in several gauges and shapes. This copper and brass wire has a tarnish resistant coating and has the perfect temper and finish for most jewelry wire wrapping uses.
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.
FAUX PEARLS: Google Search
What are faux pearls made of?
Fake or imitation pearls are man-made beads. They're often made from glass, plastic, alabaster or shells that have a pearly coating to give a similar appearance to real pearls. Some fake ones can easily be spotted but some can look very close to the real ones.
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.
TABLE CUT BEADS: Czech glass beads called Table cut beads or Window beads. The beads are cut on special grindstone on both sides so that there on the beads was flat surface both sides.
Metal that has been covered with special coating that protects the surface from any oxidation and discoloration of the surface.
WEARABLE ART: by Wikipedia
Wearable art, also known as Artwear or "art to wear", refers to individually designed pieces of (usually) handmade clothing or jewellery created as fine or expressive art.
HISTORY and SPECIAL INFORMATION:
A history of brooches: the evolution of style
Currently enjoying a fashionable revival, Beth Bernstein pins down the styles of brooches that have been popular through the eras. 09 October 2016 by BETH BERNSTEIN
Cultural influences such as Queen Elizabeth II, below, who celebrated her 90th birthday this year and has a close affinity for brooches, and the new generation of women who think of jewellery as more than just bling, are shedding a new light on these adornments of the past. But brooches didn’t start out as jewels. They began life as functional, utilitarian items that were used to secure pieces of clothing, like a loincloth. The first recorded brooches were made of thorns and flint, while pins crafted from metal date back to the Bronze Age.
Although brooches became more ornamental during the Byzantine period, they were still most commonly worn as a fastener for a scarf or a shawl, which eventually evolved into more elaborate designs worn to accessorize rather than hold together the fashions of the day.
Whether you are interested in the style, the symbolism, the sentiment or all three, sit back and enjoy our retrospective of brooches through the ages.
Celtic brooches (or Viking brooches)
Utilized as cloak fasteners and worn by Celts and Vikings, the first Celtic brooches were seen in the Early Medieval period in Ireland and Britain and feature a long pin attached to a ring. The pin moves around the ring, which is open, allowing the pin to pass through without leaving a permanent hole in the clothing. In Viking times, brooches were worn everyday by both men and women, and were available with a diverse level of detailing.
Like all forms of mourning jewellery, brooches were worn after a bereavement and to commemorate loved-ones that had passed before. Although mourning jewellery had been around since the 16th century, mourning brooches took on various designs and details during the height of their popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries. In early Georgian times, they were often a provision in wills, to be distributed to esteemed family and friends. In the late 18th century, mourning miniatures came into vogue. These navette and oval-shaped brooches under glass, like the one below, depicted sepia scenes of sorrow, mounted on ivory, and often incorporated hair and seed pearls (representative of tears). They were inscribed with the name and date of birth and death of the deceased on the back and sometimes had a compartment for hair.
The other, most widely recognized, form of mourning brooch is one containing the hair of a lost loved-one. Although not all hair jewellery is a memento of death, in this context, hair is woven under crystal or glass, with designs that represent eternity and stones that represent loss and tears.
Although cameos - hard stone and shell carved in relief - date back to ancient times, they also formed part of the souvenirs of the Grand Tour. Many associate cameo brooches with Queen Victoria, who had a deep fondness for them and would often bestow a gift of a likeness of Prince Albert or herself on members of the court and staff. But the most alluring cameo brooches through time depict a narrative – legends, mythological scenes or gods and goddesses. The best examples, in which you can see and feel the layers of the stone that has been carved, were made from hard stone.
Love brooches (or sweetheart brooches)
These were sometimes called ‘sweetheart brooches’, but historically there was another type of sweetheart brooch – those that were given by soldiers to their loved-ones as they marched off to WWI. The love brooches of the late Victorian aesthetic period were crafted from sheets of silver and designed as tokens of affection, with motifs and messages first seen in the sentimental jewellery of the Georgian and Romantic period in the Victorian Era.
Due to the fact that they were lightweight and crafted in silver, with overlays of rose and yellow gold, almost all social classes could own or gift these lovely little keepsakes. Decorated with everything from lovebirds and double hearts to well wishes, good tidings and positions in the family, these brooches captured the passions of prior times and allowed the masses to experience the romance of giving or receiving them.
There are many more historical and legendary styles to discover and purchase. Why not trying and pin down the right style for you?
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