This elvish long necklace was made with polymer clays, amethyst and organza ribbons; on a base inspired by Art Nouveau and its swirls there's a cyclamen with lilac flowers. The entire pendant is handmade.
Once you wear it, the pendent arrives at the height of the stomach, just below the breast, but you can change the length by making an extra knot.
The pendant is 6 inches (15 cm) long and about 3 inches (8 cm) wide.
Now the air is crisp and the soil is wet, that's the perfect time for cyclamen to emerge and blossom turning in this way the fall in a second spring, as Albert Camus said. So we see the woods and hills in full bloom, but also our terraces and windowsills; and I have to admit that I took inspiration from a small cyclamen plant I have on my balcony, one which seemed to be dead but showed me how much alive it was. No doubt, that's cyclamen magic: they're still and sleeping during the warm seasons and wake up when the air gets crisp and the nights are longer, as they would remind us to find beauty even in the darkest days.
So, under its spell, I made this necklace attuned to the season when these charming flowers - which are my favourite ones - bloom. I chose the amethyst because it helps during meditation (which is often associated with fall) in finding our inner wisdom and listening to our divine self, but also because it's helpful when we have to face up the changes and psychophysical enfeeblements caused by the turning of the season, like headache, lethargy and bad mood. It's in the heart of the pendant, between the serpetine swirls made by the Good People of the wood and the tangle of leaves and stems, that the ally Mother Nature gave us is hidden.