Be swept away from the ordinary to a mystical place where unicorns prance and faeries dwell, as a fairy tale takes on form in this fantasy jewelry necklace of sterling silver titled "Magical Refuge". A maiden has left her castle guided by a fox to find a "Magical Refuge" where faeries dwell inside their tree home. Morning glories drape from vines, a rabbit peaks out to see what his happening and a wise tree spirit watches over all, as she encounters a breathtaking unicorn. The scene is complemented with a beautiful Amethyst cabachon and 3 tiers of beads of Amethyst, Moonstone, Labradorite and Black Onyx.
I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing to refine my idea and layout the design of the piece. I then begin to sculpt everything in wax, first by addressing the overall composition, then proportion and musculature of the individual characters, lastly overlaying all of it with detailing. This was a very time and labor intensive process; including facial expressions (maiden, unicorn, tree spirit, rabbit, fox), draping of the gown, roots, flowers and leaves and even giving the maiden a bracelet and arm band to wear. When sculpting was complete it was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver. A patina was applied in two parts to give some areas a darker finish than others, providing for contrast and interest. This was followed by hand polishing and an application of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish and guard against tarnish.
This fantasy necklace features a beautiful 10mm Amethyst. It also has a very unique clasp that catches on the side of the necklace, which keeps the necklace secure, yet fastens easily. The focal point of of the necklace measures 3 7/8 inches wide by 3 5/8 inches tall at it's outer most most edges with the overall length of the necklace measuring about 16 inches on the inside diameter.
Contact me if you need the necklace made to a specific length or are interested in a different stone.
If you see something you love and it's outside of your budget contact me; while I don't lower my prices or have sales I can work out a payment plan for you and have done this for many of my customers.
United States Orders -- all orders will be mailed via USPS First Class Mail. Unless you are having your item customized most orders arrive within a week.
International Orders -- most orders are mailed via USPS Frist Class Mail, there may be exceptions for some countries depending on their regulations. On average expect a delivery time of approximately 1-3 weeks, however, there have been times when it's taken as long as 6 weeks for a package to arrive. Any import tariffs or taxes are the responsibility of the purchaser, which vary widely depending on the country.
The import tariffs and taxes are quite high some countries. VAT can be as much as 20% of the purchase price, please note this is NOT included in shipping fees, the cost for shipping is my cost for mailing the package to you. Any other fees that may be incurred are the responsibility of the purchaser.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
I want you to be absolutely delighted with whatever piece you order, if you don't like it for any reason please return it to me within 10 days of it's arrival and I will give you a full refund. The exception to this are items that have been customized for you, such as a specific stone that has been set or an unusual size in a ring or neck wire.
I will cancel an order if you do so before I have it mailed and as long as the order has not been customized for you in some way, such as a specific stone set or a ring or neck wire size that is an unusual size.
I am not accepting custom orders at this time.