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Poised to spring into action at the slightest provocation, her pose is very organic. She is physically attached to the spider web locket at all points - riveted at the abdomen and hard soldered at all eight legs.The metal was all patina'd by hand before setting the stones. Her 'egg case' is a glass opal cabochon; her body is set with two fire opal glass cabochons. All of the metal is brass, hand patina'd except for the dragonfly, which is beautifully silver plated and manipulated for visual depth. American brass.
The back of the locket is curved, which causes problems for standard pin & catch brooch hardware, so I gave this one a post & clutch pin. However, I added a bail to the clutch so this can be worn as a pendant as well. I am a big fan of versatility.
This is a substantial piece. The locket itself measures 65 mm x 50 mm (about 2.5 x 2 inches), not including the bail. The inside photo areas are 48mm x 34mm. The total drop, including the dragonfly, measures 11.5cm (4.5 inches). The brass chain is about 19 inches long, closing with a brass lobster claw clasp.
Want more spiders? Here's the entire currently available ArachneMachina™ line:
Hand crafted in my home studio in Tacoma, WA.
Signed & dated, and boxed for gifting.
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