This necklace in the Hopeless Romantic’ collection was inspired by John Keats‘ poem ‘Lamia’
”She was a gordian shape of dazzling hue Vermilion-spotted, golden, green, and blue; Striped like a zebra, freckled like a pard, Eyed like a peacock, and all crimson barr'd;”
In Keat’s epic poem ‘Lamia’, with these coruscating colours is how the principle character - a serpent in an Arcadian forest - is introduced to us. But Lamia is not just any ol’ garden snake (as you may have suspected) - she is an enchanted one, and tricks the god Hermes into giving her human form. Single-mindedly, she then takes off as a woman, intent on seducing a handsome Corinthian she had spotted while in serpent-form. Needless to say, she succeeds because she is as sexy a female as she ever was as a serpent.
This large BattleAxe of a pendant comes in a plain sterling setting. The focal was created in cloisonné vitreous enamel, a painstaking ancient process of taking grains of powdered glass into an outline composed of bent wire and subsequently kiln fired in more than 10 firings for each piece - For more on how cloisonné Pieces are created, check out this link where I walk you through the process in an IGTV). The process creates a painting in glass that reflects the light with an unmatched liveliness, and is considered a handmade gemstone.
She will come on a long 24-inch chain, ready to help you with your own mystic serpent powers.
You will be getting this very piece pictured. It is signed and dated at the back for collectibility.
At a Glance:
Sterling silver 925 setting
Vitreous cloisonné enamel focal piece
Dimensions of Piece: 3.5” X 3”
Provided necklace length: 24”
Necklace closure: hook and toggle
finished weight: ≈ 60g
Antique Patina Finish
Signed and dated
Layaway is easy to arrange via PayPal is happily accepted on these larger treasures. Contact me via email or the ol’ gram to secure the piece.