Mermaid with Golden Hair and Cultured Pearls Necklace
Materials: copper with brass accents, 2mm leather, Cultured Pearls. The leather is a 2mm leather lace that can be adjusted from around 20" up to 30".
There are countless myths about this seductive sea creature depending upon which part of the world you are traveling in. As a retired sailor myself...I like this one: She’s a beautiful woman with long, flowing hair and the tail of a fish. Mermaids often appear as figureheads on the front of nautical vessels. Mermaids proved popular with the sailors as they were believed to appease the sea, ensuring good weather and finding a safe way back to land.
Original Artwork by Patricia Healey ~ Each gorgeous genuine copper bead and pendant is handmade from sheet metal. First we cut the shapes out, then put form to metal using the technique of “Repousse”, (beating the crap out of the metal from the reverse side giving it form). We use a bronze solder which you can sometimes see as bits of gold peeking through the solder seams. To get the rich colors we use our top secret patination formula and then fire it up with a torch. Finally, the color is sealed in with a metal lacquer.