This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of an autumn lake landscape in Austmarka, Norway 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 my time as an artist in residence at Atelier Austmarka, Norway. When we think of Norway, we think of fjords and unbelievable landscapes. The southeast of Norway, bordering Sweden, is rumored to be boring in comparison.
Well..personally, I found nothing boring about forests that stretched for weeks full of life and colours and beautiful lakes full of fish I'd never dream of seeing back home! I arrived in autumn and left in winter-and I only stayed for three weeks! Every day, the colours were changing, from gold to red, to lilac and silver..Where ever you stood, the landscape stretched out, calling you to explore and go just a little bit further..
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!