They were deeply in love, even though they were as different as night and day. He was the King of the Dark Realm, and she was the Star-Child of the Realm of Light. But she would follow him into the darkest abyss if he asked her to. He could never ask that of her; for if the darkness didn’t kill her, his Dark Queen would. There was only one place for both of them to have a chance to be happy. There was a place where neither Dark nor Light could exist. It was the Void.
He created for her a Mansion from black steel. Once she entered, she could never exit. It was not to imprison her, but to protect her from the Void. The Void could literally suck the light out of her. Within the Mansion, he created never-ending meadows and woodlands where she could roam, luscious gardens full of flowers and a home filled with shelves and shelves of books that she loved so much. He promised to see her whenever he could get away from the Queen. They laid in each others arms until the sun set. It was time for the King to leave. But before he left, he created for her a gift so precious, and he begged her to wear it on her neck at all times. It was an amulet that would protect her from all dangers. But most importantly, this amulet was the one way to reach him. Whenever she would need him, she only had to gently tug the quartz on either sides of the amulet and speak “Beloved, I need you” ... and he would appear before her instantaneously. With that, the King gently kissed his concubine on the lips, spread his wings and disappeared into the Void.
This mixed media necklace is an assemblage of repurpose copper, brass and copper wires and components, clay, acrylic, resin, paper, old clock gears, an old two-sided barrel key, a vintage brass sword component, quartz wands and a beautifully striated Variscite bead. This necklace also features a movable part. By gently tugging the quartz on either sides of the piece, the winged heart feature will rise, revealing all of the heart and the hidden word “Beloved”. (please check video link below to see the movable part)
*the Necklace wears approximately 18 inches
*Pendant is 6.5 inches from top of sword to end of key
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The Hidden Series came about when I dreamed that I chanced upon an old abandon hut on a misty morning. Curious, I pushed open the weathered door and took a peek inside. The one thing that caught my eye was a peeling white dresser which stood at one corner of the room. I walked towards it instinctively. An old key was still lodged in the keyhole of one of the drawers. It wasn’t locked, so I pried open the drawer slowly in case something sprang out at me! Turns out it was empty. As I was about to shut the drawer, part of the back panel caught the light and I caught a glimpse of some scribbling. I pulled the drawer further out to see what it was. What I saw put a smile on my face. Although it was faded but I could make out that they were a child’s uneven writing and drawings of several stick-people. I woke up at that point and realized that I still had a smile on my face. I could imagine a little girl scribbling on a piece of wood and then perhaps daddy eventually used that piece of wood and made it into part of the dresser for the home.
I loved that idea of the child’s “hidden message” at the back of the drawer. If I had not looked deeper, I wouldn’t have seen it. I was inspired to include hidden messages in my pieces … words that no one would see unless they look deeper. Often times, people go about their lives looking but never consciously understanding. Some messages to us are hidden, and may be hidden forever if we do not attempt to dig deeper within us or look further than what is presented before us.
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