The Sea Turtle Necklace contains a small archival print of my painting on the front and a quote on the back. The quote is from Vincent Van Gogh; “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere,” The inspiration for my lookinglass line comes from a Buddhist icon necklace brought back to me from Indonesia by a friend. I loved the two sided box design and notion of jewelry containing an added level of significance. Every pendent is slightly unique thru my combination of paints, patterned papers and imagery. Lookinglass jewelry is handcrafted; sandwiching two archival prints of my images between beveled glass, securing these with copper foil and soldering it all together. The two sides gives the wearer a choice of imagery to face outward or for images backed with text- it is nice to hold that saying close to your heart.
Each Sea Turtle Necklace is handmade by me here in Maryland.
I draw my inspiration for painting from the incredible nature that surrounds us out in the marshlands of the Delmarva Peninsula. There is a week in summer when the Maryland terrapins clamor up into our yard looking for a nice spot to lay their eggs. I try to guide them to safe places-where the little turtles that hatch have a better chance of making it back to the bay. The Terrapins are 6-8 inches and could be up to 30 plus years old. Their tiny baby turtles are only about an inch across. It is hard enough for the mothers to lumber through the grass. Each blade must be exhausting for the little guys to push through.
Each pendent may vary slightly in handmade papers or beads. Handmade from two 1.5 x1.5 inch pieces of beveled glass. Each has a silver eighteen inch chain and glass bead detail. (bead colors vary-but always compliment image)
Dimensions: 1.5×1.5” image area, with 18” chain