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Hare and Tortoise enamelled necklace in beautiful transparent peridot and bright white, with copper chain and vintage glass bead.
Handmade from copper and enamel.
The peridot green looks incredible when it catches the light.
Saba Jewellery always comes gift-packaged and there are plenty of quirky designs to choose from whether you are buying for yourself or for someone else, whether you are an animal-lover or a lover of colour, wanting an eye-catching piece that is a conversation-starter is essential!
I used vitreous enamel on the copper hare and tortoise along with glass beads, and fired them in a kiln at approximately 800 degrees, twice.
The green is a gorgeous bright peridot with the copper showing through to give a very glassy effect. The white is completely opaque and very graphic. Hares are such wonderful creatures, and I love Aesop's Fables which is where the inspiration for this piece came from.
The chain is also copper, and treated so that it doesn't leave a mark, and it is adjustable in length as the catch goes into any part of the chain. It is about 45cms (18") at its longest but can be longer if necessary. Just send me an email. The bead on the back is vintage glass and is 10mm in diameter.
Each enamelled piece is unique: they are all made by hand so even though I repeat my designs, each one will look ever so slightly different from the next because of the enamelling process. Their uniqueness is one of their selling points.
Each piece in my enamel range has been fired in a kiln between two and four times.It should be kept in its box when not being worn as enamel is glass fused to metal so if it is bent or dropped on a hard surface it may chip.
As for size, the hare is appoximately 6cms, the tortoise 3cms and they sit really nicely on the neck.