Tranquil Mermaid Pendant with Triangular Bail and Stone in Silver
The mermaid featured here is Tranquil, who soothes emotions and helps to let the stresses of the day drift away. Scrollwork is featured on both the bail of this fantasy pendant as well as the shape of the fins and tail, which tie the two together to make a truly magical piece of fantasy jewelry. I originally designed the mermaid to hang upside down from her tail, but she works equally well to hang from her hair, please select your preference. A faerie of the sea, this beautiful mermaid pendant is a part of my Frolicking Faerie Collection of fantasy jewelry. The 5 winged faeries available are: Brave, Joy, Clarity, Spirit and Bliss, they are located in the faerie section of my shop.
The overall length of this artisans pendant is 3 inches, with the Tranquil Mermaid being 2 1/8 inches tall and the bail is 3/4 of an inch wide. The bail will accept a thick 4mm cord or chain and is Pandora friendly. A woven black leather cord is included with the handmade fantasy pendant.
The triangular bail features an 8mm round Pale Green Prehnite cabochon. I also have Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Amethyst, Garnet, Black Spinel, Sunstone, Rainbow Moonstone, Honey Quartz, Turquoise, and Black Star Diopside. Please let me know which stone you would like set with your pendant, and if the stone you have in mind isn't listed let me know and I'll see if I can get it for you.
As with all of my work this piece of fantasy jewelry is my original design was created using the lost wax method. I first start by doing a detailed drawing of my intended subject. Then I sculpt my design in wax. I start with overall shape and form, making sure all the individual pieces are proportional to each other, then adding detail such as facial features, fingers, hair and applying individual scales on the tail. After the wax sculpture is complete it is cast in sterling silver, excess metal is removed, rough polished, linked together, soldered, patina applied, stone set then completed by a final polish. 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. The only purchased parts of this handmade mermaid necklace is the stone, jump ring and leather cord.
Even though this is a mermaid it is part of my Frolicking Faerie Collection, a faerie of the sea. The inspiration for my this collection came when browsing through my newest Live Model figure drawing reference book. Since many of my themes use figures based on the human form I've gained quiet a selection of reference books. The most recent one had the models jumping on trampolines, running, flying through the air and even on a trapeze. I couldn't help but think of faeries doing much the same, only with their wings propelling them rather than mechanical devises. I started sketching combining this thought with an element from my "Magic Foretold" maiden and dragon pendant, the scrollwork of the medallion which I use on the oval and triangular linked pieces as well as the faeries wings. Sometimes I design a larger static piece so I can incorporate more background elements, but this time I wanted to keep the movement that I saw in my original source so decided to link the elements together. This opened up other options; being able to use the different faeries and design components in multiple ways. The original design was for a 5 faerie necklace (still my favorite of the collection), but the mermaid looks great when combined with the faeries in either the necklace configuration with 5 figures, 3 or as a single. I can also use the links to make earrings and bracelets. I designed to versions of bails, one with a stone and one without as other options in the collection. If you see a combination of elements that I don't have listed please contact me and I'll let you know if I can make it for you. Also look in the Frolicking Faerie section of my shop for more pendants and earrings made in this style.
There is also a tube shaped bail without a stone as well as necklaces with single or multiple faeries. Want matching earrings? I have those too. See the Faeries section of my shop.
If you love mermaids and everything nautical, handmade craftsmanship, the world of fantasy, Renaissance or just want to take a little bit of peace and tranquility with you into your day, this is the pendant for you.
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