Shield Necklace - Onyx
This shield is the heraldic lovechild of a sort of dragon insect, and a tentacle-y flame. Does it make sense on paper? No. But sometimes words fail the heart's truth. And the truth of this piece is strength, beauty, and mystique.
The Art Nouveau style was a design aesthetic popular in the US and Europe from 1890-1910 that can be seen in art, architecture, and craft of the time. Flowing lines, and natural themes were popular elements in AN design. Artists and craftspeople were trying to break away from old ways of doing things, and so the "modern" or "new" aesthetic took hold, and paved the way for the very popular art deco style. The feelings of playfulness, whimsy, and wanting to pioneer new ways of being are what draws me to the AN aesthetic, and what I hope to capture with these pieces.
Materials and Dimensions:
Sterling Silver and 6 mm onyx cabochon
28 mm (1.1 inches) wide x 37 mm (1.5 inches) tall
Specify 16 inch or 18 inch chain