Makovsky- Girl Dressed as Flora



This Victorian looking necklace is built around a miniature hand painted reproduction of Konstantin Makovsky’s “Girl Dressed as Flora”. The colours are deep, with charcoal tones, olive green, dark silver and splashes of pastels. A dark grey lace background serves as canvas for the other components: a Russian eudialyte gemstone, handmade cold porcelain flowers, Swarovski crystals and pearls, making this necklace a very special 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 Russian eudyalite gemstone, a beautiful focal in dark grays and khaki tones with splashes of fuchsia pink. It is a rare stone believed to help align out path in life with our heart's desires while honouring out talents and abilities.

The floral components are hand formed cold porcelain roses (by a lovely lady in Thailand),complimented by various Swarovski crystal butterfly dangles. It closes with a claw clasp and it is adjustable.

Konstantin Yegorovich Makovsky was a 19th to early 20th century Russian painter, whose style was inclined towards Romanticism. He was part of the Wanderers movement, a group of Russian artists founded in protest of academic restrictions. He was quite famous in his lifetime for his portraits and historical paintings. All I know is that he painted the most beautiful women wearing traditional costumes and headpieces.

Additional information

Size / Weight

The necklace ties with a claw clasp and it is adjustable from 15 1/2″ (395mm) to 17 1/2″ (445mm). The front part measures 6″ (152mm) (including the drops) and a maximum 3″ (76mm) in width. It weighs 85g.


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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. See more in Terms& Conditions and Product Care at the bottom of the page.