This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of a snowy winter landscape in Tampere, Finland made into a pendant; like a small piece of art for you to wear wherever your travels lead you to. The needlepainting is inspired by a walk in the afternoon in the forests of Pyynikki, Tampere. It was only the mid afternoon, but the light was already fading and the white and grey of the forest turned into blue, purple, cream and pinks. In spite of the beautiful colours, the cold was always there, in the ground, the trees, the sky, my toes...
For me, winter is my favorite season, so when I arrived in Finland right after Christmas to celebrate the New Year with my Finnish friends, I was at first disappointed to see there was no snow. No snow! Luckily though, on New Years Day, it started snowing. First softly, and then before we knew it we were walking through layers and layers of white, fluffy goodness. Of course, having winter for the majority of the year, my Finnish friends did not share my enthusiasm for the -22 Celcius temperatures that followed ;) However, even they had to admit the snow and the cold turns the already beautiful Finnish forests into something right out of a fairytale..
The needlepainting embroidery is done completely by hand, with very fine filament silk threads, each thread about three times as fine as one strand of regular embroidery thead, and on sturdy cotton fabric. The silk is embroidered on in layers to give it depth, and the process of embroidering costs about 8 hours of handwork. After the hand embroidery is finished, it is put into a silver coloured setting with a sheet of thick, quality plastic inbetween to protect the embroidery against the elements. It comes with the long silver necklace you see on the model, so you can wear it right away.
The pendant necklace will be packed sturdily in a pretty box, with a certificate detailing the inspiration and the story of the necklace. This pendant is a carefully created piece of art, celebrating the beauty of nature.
The pendant is 3.5 by 5 cm(1.4 by 2 inch) large. If you'd rather have this needlepainting as a pendant to hang on a necklace, that is also possible-just put a note along with your order and I will convert it to a brooch at no extra charge and no extra processing time. The pin is the same dimensions as the pendant.
This piece will be shipped out within 1-3 business days. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message!