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Richly plated brass stampings are joined for eternity to create this impressive mythical winged lion Statement necklace. The plating is a layered finish, copper overlaid with solid black. I distressed the black top coat with 0000 steel wool to reveal the copper beneath; it's a richer, deeper look than the common 'copper ox' finish. The eyes are set with Swarovski crystals in the incomparable color-changing 'Volcano' color. Beneath dangles a beautiful dark copper filigree teardrop. The chain is solid copper that I have patina'd to match.
This piece works with several styles, blending well with Victorian and Steampunk, with an Old World Venician, Neo-Classical vibe. From 'leather jacket and jeans' to CosPlay! It would make a very strong statement worn with business attire, as well.
The entire piece was cold-connected - the only glue used was to set the eyes. Closes securely with a copper plated lobster claw clasp. This piece is built to last for generations, as strong as the majestic creature it portrays. All of the metal is brass, made in America and lead- and nickel-free.
The focal measures about 7-1/2 inches across the wingtips with a drop of about 3-1/2 from the top of the lion's head. It is designed to be worn at the base of the throat, framed by a V-neck. Adjustable length, to about 26 inches long.
Modeled by Victoria, my hungry-looking mannequin, in the green patina brass finish. Other colors and finishes available, as well as sizes: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FANTASTICALITYbyRTD/search?search_query=lion&order=date_desc&view_type=gallery&ref=shop_search
Like all my jewelry, this piece was hand crafted in my home studio in Tacoma, WA.
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