This listing is for one hand embroidered needlepainting of a cold November sunrise in the Norwegian countryside made into a pendant necklace, for you to wear wherever your travels lead you. Last November, I went as an artist in residence to the tiny village of Austmarka, in the east of Norway. Surrounded by forests, it's a quiet and beautiful village, and every morning I would go into the studio and look out of it's man-sized windows and see the sun rise over the slightly glowing countryside.
At first, the autumn sunlight made everything glow orange and red and golden brown, but over time the colours seemed to dull into grey and lilac as the winter started to creep in. It was a very peaceful place, and I hoped to capture that gentle spirit of the land in this pendant, for you to enjoy whenever your mind and life is busy and chaotic.
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!