Sunday, September 16, 2018

CARMEN FOREVER


CARMEN FOREVER
Parure de cou / Necklace
Piece Unique


A tribute to the fabulous and sublime Carmen Miranda




The 5 beaded pendants 13 inches + 14 inches + 12 inches  // 33 cm + 36 cm + 30 cm are made with lampwork glass beads from India and tiny wood beads blue / purple . 
These tiny beads are from the 1930s . They were produced in France , to make Rosary .


The central pendant is adorned with 3 vintage " Berber amber" beads .
One of them is very big : diameter 2 inches on 1 inch



The central medallion is hand-painted , with acrylic paint , on canvas for painting.
The canvas painted is fixed on a medallion ,in thick felt , and it is hand-sewn on the embroidered collar.




The collar is made in an up-cycled silk embroidered from an Indian sari .
Magnificent and bright motif of flowers .

This necklace is comfortable to wear : between the front and the lining ( a Japanese cotton printed flowers and butterflies ) , I use 2 felts , to give its shape and thickness .
These 2 parts are hand-sewn together.


Closed on the neck by 2 magnetic snap fasteners : a very easy to fix it .


The burgundy and orange feathers will be soon 20 years old .
I purchased them in Paris , in one of the last "plumassier" house ( they were only 3 at that time ), 
who worked feathers for the Haute Couture ( Christian LacroiX ) and the cabarets ( Moulin Rouge ).
Anecdote : with the scraps of the feathers , they also made feather dusters .... nothing was wasted :)


DIMENSIONS :
Neck circumference 16.5 inch // 42 cm, you can have 1 inch length in extra , if you close it only with one fastener ( 17.5 inch // 44,5 cm )
From the front neckline to the end of the feathers : 12 inch // 30 cm
From the front neckline to the end of the longer pendants : 20 inch // 51 cm
From the back of the neck to the end of the pendants : 27 inch // 69 cm
Medallion : 4.5 inch x 5.5 inch // 11cm x 14 cm
Burgundy Feathers approx : 5 inch // 13 cm
Orange feathers approx between 3 inch to 4.5 inch //  7,5 cm to 11 cm

For information , I am a "petite size" ( 5'2" // 1m59 ) , S size.
My neck circumference is 12 inch // 30,5 cm .

If you think my necklaces are too much big ( maybe on me because my petite size , but I love that , xxl necklaces ) , if you are more taller than me , the result will be different ....


Price : 830 USD , free worldwide registered shipping.
If you want to purchase in Euros ( €660 ) , it is possible , you can ask to me .
Installment payments / layaway are possible , don't hesitate to ask to me and we can plan what is the best for you: jevdajevda@gmail.com

If you are interested to purchase it immediately , you have to click on this title :
CARMEN FOREVER
A new window will be open , you are in the shop section of the site.
Payment is thru Paypal , where ( if you don't have a Paypal account ) various methods of payment with bank / credit cards are proposed.
This payment thru Paypal is in USD .

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INFORMATIONS :
Colors and Light may vary depending your screen.
Sometimes marking , irregularities or imperfect embroideries / colors , condition maybe apparent , even if I restore the fabrics before to use them .
This should not be considered as imperfection and are the characteristic of vintage materials and craft method of dyeing.

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You can see a video I made , to present CARMEN FOREVER , during the work in progress :


Click on the title to watch the video:

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Thank you for your visit and interest in my work.

Jenny Eve

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