This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of Esja, the mountain near Reykjavik in Iceland, 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 hiking up Esja with my friends when I was there in May on artist residency. It's actually less adventurous than it sounds, as unexperienced hikers(like me!) were often overtaken by elderly Icelanders who came here on their Sunday afternoon for a enjoyable hike!
Nonetheless, not being from a country with any mountains myself(no..that hill in Limburg does not count!), it all seemed pretty impressive to me. I've made an embroidery before inspired by the view on top of Esja, but this was when we were about half way. You can see the flat top being shrouded in the mists, mysterious and alluring. It reminded me of how impressive and otherworldly the nature in Iceland is. It may be everyday for the elderly citizens who walked by me on my way to the top, I don't think I will ever stop being amazed by Iceland..
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 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!