From the archives... Rose Fairy illustration by Cicely Mary Barker, who published her first Flower Fairies book in 1923, is sealed under an acrylic dome and set in a silvertone bezel. It is paired with an element of recycled vintage jewelry that is set with pale green crystals, and crowned with an iridescent, faceted Czech glass bead. New brass chain is 18 inches long, with lobster claw clasp. Pendant measures 2-inches long, rose fairy image is about 3/4-inch across. Designed and handmade in my private studio in 2011.
This particular image was cut out of an old calendar, not a copy or computer print out. I prefer to use found images recycled from other items. I also enjoy incorporating found elements from broken, antique and vintage jewelry when I can. Because I like movement in my pieces, the fairy charm and the vintage piece are not glued together, but both swing freely below the faceted iridescent Czech glass.