Ode on Melancholy ~ Vitreous Enamel & Sterling ~ Hopeless Romantic Collection

Regular price €340 EUR


 Layaway gladly accepted - contact me over IG or email to arrange.

About the Concept

This necklace in the Hopeless Romantic’ collection was inspired by John Keats‘ poem ‘Ode on Melancholy’

”But when the melancholy fit shall fall
       Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud,
That fosters the droop-headed flowers all,
       And hides the green hill in an April shroud;
Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose,”

It was these lines that inspired me to create this necklace, lines where we are advised to not wallow in our misery by compounding it with miserable thoughts yet come into some other understanding of it, by immersing ourselves in the  earth of nature.


This large BattleAxe of a pendant comes in sterling setting fabricated to recall the shape of a trellis, onto which a rose might climb. In the focal of vitreous enamel, a woman leans in to smell a rose against a rising sun and pale pink sky, her skin pearlescent and the sky luminous, catching the light as the piece is turned this way and that.

This gemstone-image was created in cloisonné technique, 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.

The piece will come on a long 22-inch chain. It was made as a talisman and ward against melancholy.

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: 3.25”x2.25”
  • Provided necklace length: 22”
  • Necklace closure: hook and toggle
  • finished weight: ≈ 45.2
  • 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.

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