Kanagawa Koi Story - Sculptural Beadwoven Koi Necklace

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Kanagawa Koi Story - Sculptural Beadwoven Koi Necklace

1,500.00

The Koi Fish was meticulously bead-woven by hand, using wee little glass seed beads in a beautiful palette of vibrant oranges from peach to coral to tangerine tango ;-)

The varied lusters (aurora borealis, satin, pearl) play with the light as he swims.
His body is stuffed with Freshwater Pearls that bubble up in a lovely twist from his fishy lips.
Golden Tiger Eye gives his eyes a dreamy glow.
For the necklace I took my inspiration from the iconic woodblock print, "Under the Wave off Kanagawa"
http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/60013238
An ocean of blue seed beads ebbs & flows in lovely waves, capped off with primo dreamy White Freshwater Pearls from the teeniest seed pearl, to spritzes of "Rice" Pearls, to a whopping 10mm, to crashing crests of Keishi - each sporting incredible luminous nacre.
This whimsical beauty fastens with a glorious vintage German glass button & beaded loop.
All elements have been lovingly and meticulously hand beaded, woven & stitched for ultimate beauty, strength and longevity!

***Congratulations, it's a Koi!***
Fish: < 7"
Necklace: 21"

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