Renaissance necklace-Bouguereau


A striking and original Renaissance statement necklace with a classic painting ceramic shard (by Bougereau), other handcrafted ceramic components, tapestry, lace, cream marble, yellow aventurine, freshwater pearls, Swarovski pearls, various ornate metal flourishes with patina and a mix of Czech glass beads.

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This stunning statement necklace captures the essence of the Renaissance art in my opinion. Il looks like it is stepping out from time and history, straight from a Baroque palace. The main component is a fired and glazed ceramic (from Israel) so beautiful in its imperfection. A welcome variation of a round or a square focal. I fell in love with this idea of broken fragments of beauty, this one in particular giving only a glimpse of that tender scene. The colours are classic and soft, beiges and pastel pinks with gold accents. I added texture with a piece of tapestry that I saved from a charity shop, a few white patina metal stampings (from USA). A gorgeous distressed ceramic rustic rose (from Bulgaria) sits below two cream marble beads . A wonderful ceramic dangle adds to the overall feel.

I did a lot of distressing to match the focal: I burnt the tapestry edges, I hand painted the edges of the paisley background leather with gold and bronze metallic paint, I added gold highlights on the butterfly in the centre. To help with the weight, I chose to use mostly acrylic beads for the strap, but with a finish matching the style. The clear beads with gold scrolls remind me of the style of decoration of Antique Greece, so are the marble imitation round beads. I also included some very delicate and light Japanese ceramic beads, cream with a distressed gold luster. The back is the same gorgeous paisley Italian leather that you can see in the photos.

I simply love this one! It is so special to me that I will probably suffer a little after letting it go.

William Adolphe Bouguereau was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life, he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honours, and received top prices for his work. By the early twentieth century, Bouguereau and his art fell out of favour with the public, due in part to changing tastes. In the 1980s, a revival of interest in figure painting led to a rediscovery of Bouguereau and his work. - Wikipedia



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Size / Weight

The front measures 7 1/4″ (184mm) including the drop and a maximum 4 1/2″ (114mm) in width. It hangs on a row of Swarovski pearls, Japanese ceramic and lightweight acrylic beads approximately 16 1/2"(420mm) in length and it is about 2 1/2"(63mm) 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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