A truly unique and magical necklace to wear and treasure. A swan transports a faerie across a wide section of water. While sharing in each others mystical energy, magic swirls in the background, which is all framed by twisting branches and embellished with sparkling stones of Blue Kyanite shards, triangular Aurora Borealis Hessonite Garnet, and round beads of Green Canadian Jade, Blue Apatite, Moonstone and Black Onyx.
Faeries are guardians of earth energy, are fond of animals and those humans who care for them. Of course faeries are also ethereal, they have magic, sometimes using it for good and at other times to stir up mischief. Swans are a symbol of the awakening of true beauty and the power of self. They are a bridge to higher realms. They speak of beauty and grace, intuition and self-transformation. Kyanite is a very spiritual and balancing stone that transmutes negativity. Aurora Borealis Hessonite Garnet aids in self confidence, while Moonstone is balancing and introspective, with Apatite helping to recognize ones strengths and Jade brings devotion to ones purpose.
After I finished my collection of Spirit Animals I moved on to combining faeries with animals. I've always loved both faeries and animals, but this jewelry collection is the first time that I've combined them together in one piece. The combination of faerie and animal interacting together has totally possessed me and I hope the magic I've felt in the creation process is conveyed to you in this finished piece of fairy tale jewelry.
The focal point of Faerie and Swan Pendant is 1 1/4 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches tall, the attached chain has a lobster claw clasp which can be attached in a variety places making the necklace adjustable 16 - 22 inches long. Being able to change the length of the necklace makes it versatile for a wide variety of necklines as well as body types. The end of the chain is finished with a Kyanite, Black Onyx and Jade Bead. A dark patina has been applied to enhance the detail and give contrast to this magical piece of fantasy jewelry. The angled view of the woodland necklace shows the dimension of the piece. I also have a version of this faerie necklace made into a pendant, look in the faerie section of my shop.
I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing of this fantasy jewelry design 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, wings and branches. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, rough polished, and patina applied. I have left the background dark to add depth and contrast to this piece of faerie jewelry. Hand polishing followed by a coat of Renaissance Wax is gives the silver a soft glow and helps protect against tarnish. It is a time consuming process, but one that I thoroughly enjoy. For more detailed information on my wax sculpting and casting process go to www.mystcswan.biz and look at the "Creation Process" and "Wax Sculpting" sections.
Take magic with you into your day with this beautifully unique pendant.
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.
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Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
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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.