Who can win the heart of a mermaid? A spiralling lampwork heart glass bead armoured in brass anchors this whimsical heart. A seaweed-green glass flower and a milky green Swarovski crystal crown the "sacred heart" with a tiny Czech glass scallop shell crowned with another murky blue-red Swarovski crystal. All hang from a 30" length of sea green waxen linen which is secured with adjustable knots.
This necklace would be perfect for the bridesmaid at a seaside wedding, or for a pagan handfasting-- or anyone with a mermaid's soul!
The Little Mermaid was my favourite story as a child, though the heartbreak of the story haunted and terrified me-- the bargain gone wrong! I made this necklace thinking of the new stories we can tell our daughters, where enchanted creatures get to live, where we do get second chances, and no one must trade their voice. I think secretly what I really loved about the story were the illustrations of the mermaid's fantastic undersea world. Those images definitely informed the colours and textures of this piece!
All my jewellery is made by hand by my partner Mike and myself in a converted 18th century naval school on the wild North coast of Scotland. All pieces come gift wrapped.