"If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world."

-C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Objet d'Art

“I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.” ~Marie Antoinette

The short life of Marie Antoinette was most certainly wrought with sadness and tragedy. She reigned as Queen of France during the French Revolution and was beheaded at the age of 38. She was interested in science, nature, and history, and had a very strong personality.

Through all the death, accusations, and scandal that surrounded her, she continued to have an air of dignity. The stories of Marie's excesses are vastly overstated, in fact, in the midst of France's growing financial crisis, she and her husband attempted to make drastic reforms and changes to aid France's people.

handmade artisan wire wrapped vintage elegant necklace
handmade artisan wire wrapped vintage elegant necklace

This interesting creation features a lovely picture of Marie nestled in the body of a vintage women's watch. A lovely, antique, white washed key and a vintage silver heart hang below. The necklace features mother of pearl and beautiful brown pearls, all wrapped in a darkly oxidized sterling silver. And what piece honoring Marie would be complete without ribbons?


Marie S said...

What a beautiful piece!!

Merily said...

I agree- that's lovely!

thehauntedstudiounderthestairs said...

It is very nice!
What would be a nice bonus is if the ribbon was able to stop sharp blades.


Athena's Armoury said...

It's enchanting! I found Marie's story to be very interesting, sad, and misunderstood. Definitely a woman to find out more about.

threadsofmagique said...

Beautiful piece! So unique and very fitting!

mermaiden said...

mmmmmmmmmm, delish. makes me want some cake.

marie's story is definitely more than the loss of her head. romanticized today, yet still misunderstood.

thoughtful, evocative work.

Faerie♥Kat said...

Fabulous; a piece Marie would demand for her own!

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

Thanks, everyone! This piece was fun to make. I love making the little pendant from the watch...I think I ay have to do some more of these!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Your jewelry is exquisite!

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