The Frida Lariat style necklace is simple and beautiful, just flip one side over the other and counter balance the beautiful jewels. A trifecta of large (AAA) Amazonite, faceted, box beads juxtaposed against diminutive, diamond-cut, faceted-rondelles of Aquamarine in an ombré-rainbow of Aquamarines in hues fading from blue to green to yellow and pink mounted on pure sterling silver; chain & hand-forged, paddle-head pins.
I was moved by many things in making this piece. The inspiration picture was taken at the thoughtfully curated, Frida Kahlo botanical exhibit in the NY Botanical Gardens. The beautiful combinations of flora and herbs of Mexico and the surrounding area really influenced this particular necklace. It is encouraged both by the woman and structure of the plant. The plant appearing spine-like and almost corseted within the flora group of gentle, pastel colors in perfect harmony.
The stones make a singular partnership, chosen for their shape and balance. Each gem is raw, natural, hand-cut and polished minimally to keep the integrity of the minerals. The merging of these fine details produce a distinctive design. Many of these components are fair trade sourced.
28" Lariat length tip to tip
-all AAA gems:
-trifecta of large Amazonite, faceted, box beads
-diamond cut faceted-rondelles of Aquamarine (AAA Beryl Morganite) in an ombré rainbow of aquamarines in hues of blue, green, yellow and pink
-hand-forged, sterling silver modern paddle-bead pin head & chain
-African silver spacer bead
Amazonite (sometimes called "Amazon stone") is a green variety of microcline feldspar. Amazonite is a mineral of limited occurrence.
Every design is accompanied by a list. The list encompasses history, as well as scientific details, and the meta-physical healing qualities inherent to the metals, gems & beads on your piece. All accessory and jewelry items are shipped securely inside BINC bodyBAUBLES signature, keepsake storage satchel. The petite bag is made of inimitable, repurposed materials. The packaging doubles as thoughtful and unique gift-wrapping!
Inspiration for this and much of my work is generated from an ethnological appreciation of different cultures. My design esthetic is influenced by primitive tribal jewelry and artifacts' as tiles, pottery, textiles, garments, and the colors and hues within all of them. I relish the ornate details within ancient weaponry and armor and am fortified by history of all genres. I find foods and herbs from different lifestyles throughout the world endlessly stimulating. I'm encouraged everyday by family, music, architecture, nature, and the ecosystems within.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the NYC with my amazing seven-year-old son. He now has a love and fondness for the museum experience that is growing close to his mommy's.
Thank you for letting me share myself with you!
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