Monday, 14 September 2009

Queen Mab

The Queen Mab necklace is an opulent design, befitting the wonderous Queen of the Faeries. Referred to in "Romeo and Juliet" (Shakespeare) Mab is described as a tiny being who races her chariot across slumbering peoples' faces, which causes them to dream of their wishes. In other literature, she has been referred to as the consort of the Emperor Oberon, and also as alleviating artists' sadness, by providing a rose-hued view of the world.

The Queen Mab design features a stunning wirewrapped central component, which has been adorned with teensy sterling beads. From the base of this component, rock crystal quartz rondelles have been wirewrapped, leading to a wonderous focal of solar quartz - reminiscent of moss or lichen found on the forest floor. The rock crystal chain has had glowing rubelite carved leaves added to it, along with luminous blushing pearls, and multi-hued tourmaline. To either side of the intricate centrepiece, a lone rock crystal rondelle gives way to a hand crafted chain of sterling wire and pink pearls. This terminates in - on one side - a hand forged "S" clasp - and on the other side - an hand crafted extension chain. The entire design was then oxidised in an organic fashion, and rubbed back selectively.

My most detailed work to date, this gorgeous design is exceptionally high quality, and bound to give you years of wearing pleasure. Especially suited to those with a touch of fairy within!

This measures an adjustable 42 - 45 1/2cm or 16 1/2 - 17 3/4" in length. The central component plunges (from the tip of the wirewrapped section to the base of the teardrop) 9 1/2cm or 3 3/4" approximately.

All metal is sterling silver.

More images available here.

Titiana (Queen Mab) image sourced from this website.


KylieM said...

Oh my! This is stunning Natalia!

Gypsy Rose Creations said...

Im in love with this piece. Just need to win the lotto. ha ha