Renaissance Lady in Blue Necklace



An ornate rococo necklace with a classic portrait, a handmade glazed ceramic component, laser engraved Czech glass beads, Swarovski pearls, rhinestones, soutache cord.

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This beautiful classic necklace is built around a portrait of Marie Charlotte de La Tour D'Auvergne by Jean Marc Nattier. She was a French noblewoman of the 18th century. The colour scheme is subtle and complex with navy blue, deep teal, silver and bronze. I used Swarovski pearls, grey rhinestone chain, soutache cord, recycled silk for the rose, sequins and many types of glass beads.The collar is made of sparkly printed patent leather with fabric effect in tones of blue and cream. It was quite difficult to hand stitch the edge through this leather, but the final result is spectacular when it sparkles with the light.

Under the image I used a handmade glazed ceramic component (from Spain) and a reconstructed stone with deep copper and malachite (I believe). The silver metal flourish in the middle of the collar adds to the festive Rococo feel of this piece. I brought in a modern element with the laser engraved Czech glass beads in tone with the rest of the colour scheme.


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Size / Weight

The front pendant measures 4 3/4″ (120mm) including the drops and a maximum 2 5/8″ (67mm) in width. It hangs on a row of fire polished faceted Czech glass beads approximately 16"(406mm) in length and it's about 3"(76mm) adjustable.


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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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