Autumn in Latvia Hand Embroidered Pendant Necklace


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This listing is for one hand embroidered pendant necklace, a needlepainted landscape of an autumn landscape in Latvia. I was in Latvia as an artist in residence in August/September, and this embroidery was started during a walk through the forest. It had been raining on and off the whole day, but the sun had just come through and cast a beautiful light on the fresh autumn landscape. I wanted to capture the autumn colors in this embroidery, the brown, purple and reds of the wet ground and the golden orange and fresh yellow green of the rainy light shining on the trees. This little spot felt like a tiny tribute to autumn and so it seemed perfect for an embroidery with that same idea.

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 thread, and on sturdy cotton fabric. The silk is embroidered on in layers to give it depth, and the process of embroidering costs about 20 hours of handwork. After the hand embroidery is finished, it is put into a silver coloured setting with a sheet of thick, quality plastic in between to protect the embroidery against the elements. It comes with a necklace, so it’s all ready for you to wear!

The pendant will be packed sturdily, with a note detailing the inspiration and the story of the needlepainting. 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 pin 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!

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