New to the collection, but my dilemma was where to put this piece. It would fit nicely into Floriana as the necklace is a long beaded rope decorated with leaf shapes, in yellows, reds and old gold, inspired by the ginkgo tree, however the colours are vivid and lively and the necklace would also fit into my Liberte range, so maybe it’s for the wearer to choose.
The beaded rope is a teal colour and at the ends of the rope are the ginkgo leaves and a hidden press stud under the leaves keeps the necklace secure but make the rope extremely comfortable to wear around your neck as there is no scratchy clasp at the back.
I was inspired to make the necklace because I find the Ginkgo tree, also know as the Maiden Hair tree, fascinating. The tree is now on the endangered list but there have been fossils with this leaf found dating back over 270 million years. I love the leaf shape, as have many other artists over the ages, just look at how the design was used in the Art Nouveau period and you will see what I mean. There are so many examples of this leaf shape being used on buildings, tiles, interior decoration and of course, in jewellery. So here is my effort, I hope you like it!
This necklace is now sold but if you are interested in making a commission then do please contact me for more details.