This necklace is the cornerstone piece of the "Faeries of the Wood" collection, it turns heads and has strangers asking me about it every time it's worn. The collection was developed from the inspiration of wandering into an ancient oak grove forgotten by time, and catching the briefest glimpse of faeries among the tree branches. One day when walking through the woods my thoughts carried me to that mystical place and that is how this collection of wood nymphs was conceived.
I started by collecting oak twigs, the more gnarled the better, and waxing small sections of them together to form interesting arrangements. The shapes inspired the faerie poses; crouching, standing, climbing, dancing, sitting or running. Then I sculpted the faeries three dimensionally out of wax; being mindful of proportion, musculature as well as minute detail. When the sculpture was completed I added them to the oak twigs and they were cast together in solid sterling silver. To achieve the finish each piece has been given two different layers of patina, the branches are left mostly dark with a satin luster over top to induce the feeling of old wood, while the faerie is given a higher polish, but still retains antiquing in the recessed areas to showcase the form and detail of the work. Included in the collection are several necklaces that have attached sections of cast twig, a pendant, ring, bracelet and earrings.
The "Faerie Gathering" necklace is cast in solid sterling silver and consists of a collection of 5 major sections of twigs where faeries climb, run, sit and play. These are linked together with sections of silver oxidized twigs and connected by jump rings.
The central section of the necklace measures 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 inches tall at it's widest and tallest points of branches. The necklace is available in 2 lengths 17 1/2 inches long and 20 1/2 inches long, the unusual lengths are dictated by the sections of twigs that I have to work with. The shorter length is shown on the model. Let me know which length is right for you, special order lengths are available by request.
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.
May 11, 2017
Not so much jewellery as wearable art! Absolutely beautiful.
Mar 26, 2011
Totally amazing art necklace! Wonderful craftsmanship and unique design! This is my favorite piece of jewelry! Perfect transaction in evey way! Thank you for making such a wonderful heirloom piece of jewelry! It's been a treat dealing with Sharon! Thank you for the extra gift, it was so thoughtful of you!