Dragon & Maiden "A Quest's Beginning" Fantasy Necklace with Stones
A truly unique, mystical and beautiful artisans necklace of fantasy jewelry depicts a maiden with a young dragon as they view the signs that initiate their quest. The celestial bodies of the sun and moon unite, an ancient tree comes to life as it imparts wisdom to guide them on their journey and the maiden holds a magical sword that will assist them along the way. The roots where they sit entwine around mystical stones of labradorite, moonstone, and black spinel. Dangling from the roots are more stones of garnet, peridot, iolite, amethyst, and citrine. Dangling from the roots are more beads made of amethyst, citrine, iolite, garnet and peridot. The beautiful hues of these stones have not been adequately captured in these photos.
This artisans necklace features a unique front closure making it easy to fasten and comfortable to wear. The dragon and maiden neck piece is made in an 18 inch length, although I can make almost any length you desire. The scenic focal point of the fantasy necklace has an outer dimension of 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/4 inches tall, with the dangling beads adding approximately another inch. While this dragon necklace features stones in shades of white, gray and black, I have another version listed with bright colored stones. If there is a specific stone combination you would like please contact me. If you are requesting a custom length or stone combination additional time will be needed to complete your order.
As with all my work this fantasy necklace was created by the lost wax method. I started by creating a detailed pencil drawing to refine my idea and layout the design of the piece of fantasy jewelry. I then begin to sculpt everything in wax, first by addressing the overall composition, then proportion and musculature of the individual characters, lastly overlaying all of it with detailing. This was a very time and labor intensive process; including facial expressions, garment and sword design and applying the scales of the dragons one at a time. When sculpting was complete it was cast using the lost wax method in sterling silver. A patina was applied in two parts to give some areas a darker finish than others, providing for contrast and interest. The stones were set and beads strung on headpins and attached. This was followed by hand polishing and an application of Renaissance Wax to protect the finish and guard against tarnish.
A fairytale piece of jewelry illustrated in sterling silver and punctuated with mystical stones. Take the magic and thrill of adventure with you as this maiden and dragon begin their perilous quest.
Insurance is included in the shipping cost.
First Item: $ 9.95
Additional Items: $ 6.00
All Other Countries
First Item: $ 32.00
Additional Items: $ 14.00
Most orders are filled in 2-5 business days, but often I am able to mail your item out the following day after you order it.
I ship through USPS, first class mail, insured. If you would like to have your purchase sent Priority or Express please let me know and can upgrade the service for an extra fee.
International orders on average take 2 weeks to arrive from the time they are mailed; however sometimes they are held in customs/security for an extended length of time, taking up to 4 weeks. Happily there are also times when they go through in only a week.
I want you to be thoroughly delighted with whatever you purchase. If you are not happy with your purchase you may return it to me within 30 days for a full refund or exchange on another item in my shop.
See something in my shop, but can't afford to buy it all at once? I can work out a payment plan with you and send invoices through PayPal. I ask that an item is paid in full within a 6 month timeframe, but other than that am very flexible with whatever plan works for you.
I do one-of-a-kind custom orders. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to make a special creation. 50% down payment is required before the start of the project, the balance on completion. No returns on custom orders.
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