This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of Midsummers attempt at a sunset in Northern 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 the beautiful light of the sunset in Iceland. I went there in May on an artists residency and this was the view from our workroom each evening. By the end of the month, the sun would go under in the sea for only a few hours and come back up again, leaving the night in a permanent dusk.
This needlepainting shows the sunset just after the sun has gone down in to the sea, with it's many beautiful colours. Although it messes with your natural rhythm, the daily experience of standing on the balcony with an Icelandic craft beer in hand, watching the sun paint the sky in a million colours and set in the dark, cold sea..it is an experience that makes you appreciate the beauty of the world. A gift of nature to experience, and to carry with you as a memory in a pendant.
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! And if you are looking for something custom instead, there will be a custom option available in January, so please keep an eye out for that!