The poetry of air necklace

The poetry of air necklace

179.00

Spring came back. All over the earth it was emerging, small, light, green, and straight. In the woods could be heard the never-ending cry of a bird, the cry of spring, keen and clear. It was as though the bird had a new little leaf of delicious turpentine tree in its irritated throat. It never stopped crying out, as if it wanted to give strength to the flowers buried in the ground. This cry said to the hyacinth, the jonquil, and the tulip: “One more push; one more heave; try harder to pierce the hard earth. Reach up; soon you will have air and sky; come, I am your bird…
-Comtesse de Noailles

edition: limited edition of 25
made of: silver, copper, 24k (the smallest bead), vitreous enamel, iron oxide transfer
measurements: Five enameled beads hang from an adjustable sterling chain. The longest measures 1.25 inches long and is 1/4 of an inch in diameter. The beads can be removed from the chain and rearranged in any way that you would like. Choose from a 16, 18, or 20 inch chain.
process: The enameling process for making this necklace is labor-intensive. It involves laying layers of finely-ground glass onto the copper forms and firing them multiple times at very high temperatures in a kiln. Lots of protective gear involved at every step. Then I painstakingly gather, cut and arrange tiny fragments of text and imagery from many different eras in history and fuse them into the enamel to tell the stories we may have forgotten.

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