Gallery of Beauties Elise List by Karl Stieler



This rich looking necklace is built around a miniature hand painted reproduction of Karl Stieler’s “Elise List”. Deep purple silk velvet and soft pastel blue make this piece a statement for select social occasions. A Mookaite jasper, Swarovski pearls, crystals and antique bronze metallic accents contribute to this beautiful textural piece.

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This focal is a miniature oil painting on shell by a very talented artist from Fedoskino, an art school outside Moskow. The technique to make this mini works of art is quite elaborate, being painted in layers of different opacity and allowing the iridescence of the shell to come through when the light hits it. It is all protected by a few layers of shiny varnish which I believe it's cured in an oven.

I used a mookaite jasper, a gemstone believed to boost the immune system and slow down the effects of aging. A variety of Czech and Japanese glass beads with Swarovski crystals and pearls bring this necklace to life. For a royal feel I included antique bronze metal components, reminiscent of the decorative arts of the past centuries.

Joseph Karl Stieler was a 19th century German artist, the royal court painter of Bavarian kings. The woman in this portrait is Elise List, the daughter of an economist. Her portrait is part of a collection of 36 paintings of beautiful noble and middle class Bavarian women commisioned by Ludwig I of Bavaria. They are housed in Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.

Gallery Of Beauties Karl Stieler

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Size / Weight

The necklace ties with a hook clasp and it is adjustable from 15 3/4″ (400mm) to 17 3/4″ (450mm). The front part measures 5 1/2″ (140mm) (including the drops) and a maximum 3 1/4″ (84mm) in width. It weighs 86g.


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The info about healing properties of gemstones is briefly researched and it is provided for entertainment purposes only. It is not meant to be taken as medical advice.

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Care & Maintenance

Do not let perfume or cosmetics come in direct contact with the beads and components. While I choose my material carefully and I try to provide the best quality, if not properly taken care of, all beads will change or lose colour or shine in time if exposed to chemicals.

Handle the fragile components with care especially the clasp area. Be gentle! Because I use lots of fragile components made of clay or porcelain, I advise to keep the jewellery in their own boxes out of harm's way. I do consider repairs, but subject to certain conditions.

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