When we stumbled upon this pair of dancers at a recent flea market, we were instantly charmed by their delightful details: mysterious smiles in red painted lips, flowing dresses, golden jewels at neck and wrists, dark, defined eyebrows, playful pose...and the traces of vibrant color spoke of a time in which these two were treasured and enjoyed. The craftsmanship was stunning--hand carved in shell and hand painted, no doubt with the finest of brushes--and we wanted to honor them in a way that was at once affirmative and fresh. Dancing at the side of hand-wrought brass beads from Mali, dotted by freshwater pearls, we love the ceremonial circumstance and elegance of it all--very much in line with the brooches' decadent and, no doubt, distinct history, yet also relevant and whimsical and wordly. A gilt copper clasp (with granulated decoration) fastens the four strands at approximately 18" in length.
Hello, beautiful friend!I can't wait to share my next collection of handmade goodness with you soon, so I hope you'll sign up to know when it has arrived. In the meantime, be well and keep your chin up! XO, Emily