This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of a snowy Icelandic landscape under a Northern Lights sky, made into a pendant necklace; like a small piece of art for you to wear wherever your travels lead you to. The needlepainting is inspired by the beautiful winter in Iceland- though the dark and cold might not sound appealing at first, but it is worth to dress up warm and brave the Icelandic winter. The white blanket of snow makes the landscape look otherworldly, like something out of a science fiction story.
As you walk through the snow and hear only the wind, the strange feeling creeps up on you that you might be the only human as far as the eye can see..but no, there is a little village again, full of friendly people and hot coffee to warm you up again. The roads are quiet as you drive over them and after only a few hours, darkness sets again and brings the beautiful spectacle of the Aurora. All of this inspired this pendant, so you can remember the winter and the beauty it brings, but without the cold feet ;)
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 brooch, 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 brooch 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!