The little girl Maria Antonietta with the black cat. A smart kitten is looking you curiosely hiding behind the queen. I made the original picture thinking about Sweetness and I wrote this sentence on the left side:
I THINK SWEETNESS
this is a necklace that I have designed to improve life and to carry around the world my original paintings …! Pearl is a prayer and behind… a positive message. That prayer is a message of gratitude that you can choose to repeat every day. The phrase written behind is embedded in resin and gold leaf.
The necklace consists of a wood medallion and a papier-mache bead. On medallion, as you can see, there is reproduction printed with high quality colors and paper, and finished with a high resin layer casted by hand.
The phrase on the back is an important message to your heart that reminds you, how much you are special.
HOW I MAKE THIS WOOD NECKLACE
The medallion is made by wood I collect personally along the beach here in Tuscany. It is rare because most of it is cut off by the sun or by the stench.
Then I work it carefully to purify it and to fortify it, but it is very light …! After applying the gold leaf, the message and print, I cast by hand an abundant layer of crystal resin, first on one side and after 8 hours, on the other. Each medallion and every papier pearl is interchangeable. I paint the pearl and make it luminescent with the glitter and a final piece of crystal resin.
The black cord is 81 cm – 32 inches long and will be a three length and double face necklace. So I can say that this is three necklaces in one.