Koi à la Monet - Sculptural Beadwoven Koi Necklace with Gems a Plenty

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Koi à la Monet - Sculptural Beadwoven Koi Necklace with Gems a Plenty

1,500.00

If I were a Koi, I should like to spend my life swimming amongst Monet's water lilies.

The Koi Fish was meticulously hand-beaded using wee little glass seed beads in a beautiful palette of vibrant oranges from peach to coral to tangerine tango, cream, and cloud white, and jet black ebony. 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.
Fanning out from his tail fin to leave a cascading wave in his wake is a collection of gemstone delights exhibiting colors taken right from Monet's palette:

*luscious fuchsia faceted Ruby briloettes
*a deep water Blue/ Indicolite Tourmaline faceted drop
*dreamy purple faceted Amethyst teardrops
*cornflower blue Tanzanite rondells
*dreamy pink Freshwater Petal Pearls
*one gobsmackingly wonderous specimen of Lightening Ridge Black Australian Opal, it is like a Monet painting in & of itself with it's swirling electric blues and ultra violets; flashes of neon green & orange; smoldering glow of copper (as I gaze into its depths, I am transported to a daydream in which the stone is large enough to dive into, I hold my breath & submerge)

For the necklace I continued to draw inspiration from Claude Monet's wonderful catalog of water lily canvases. A beautiful pond of blue & green seed beads ebbs & flows in lovely ripples, adorned with a plethora of gems reminiscent of lily pads & their requisite blossoms: Pink Freshwater Petal Pearls, faceted Ruby briolettes, faceted Amethyst rondells,Tanzanite rondells & teardrops.

This whimsical beauty fastens with a glorious sterling silver clasp accented with carved leaf detailing & a lovely specimen of Freshwater Pearl.
All elements have been lovingly and meticulously hand beaded, woven & stitched for ultimate beauty, strength and longevity!

Fish: 5"
Tassel: 2.5"
Necklace: 23"

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