This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of the volcanic lake Mývatn in the winter, 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 lake Mývatn in the North of Iceland. In the summer, the lake is busy with birds and tourists, in the winter, it was deserted save for me, my friends and a friendly eldery Swiss couple we met while getting our car stuck in the snow. The landscape is incredible, smoke rises from the earth and a strange sulfur smell hangs in the air.
The landscape around you looks like it was drawn by a science fiction enthusiast, it's like how you imagine a frozen planet at the ends of the universe to be. Everything is this eery, pale blue purple colour, and quiet, so quiet...you feel as if you don't belong there, even though this is still our earth, you are only a visitor in this strange, magical landscape. If you ever laughed at the Icelandic people for believing in Huldufólk-the hidden people-, you won't after visiting this place in the winter..
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!