Tuesday, December 15, 2009

La Casati

She was painted, sketched, and photographed by seemingly just about every famous artist in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Marchesa Luisa Casati has been many things to many people. The eccentric, flame-haired beauty who wore snakes as necklaces and pranced cheetahs in diamonds collars through the streets of Paris, Milan and Capri played living muse to Man Ray and Salvador Dali, and she's inspired countless contemporary designers including me!

Inspires by the famous painting of Giovanni Boldini's Marchesa Luisa Casati, with a Greyhound (last picture), I created this opulent cuff piece that looks absolutely stunning in person! A showstopper definitely! La Casati is composed from oxidised sterling silver and fine silver wires that display an elaborate craftmanship of wirework and embellished with rich opulent gemstones as below:-

~ AAA Myztic Black Garnet Elongated Teardrop
~ AA Grape Chalcedony Fat Heart Briolette
~ AA Purple Amethyst Faceted Rondelles
~ Rough Uncut Diamonds
~ Amethyst Faceted Briolettes
~ Spinel Rondelles
~ Mystic Topaz Faceted Pink Oval Beads
~ Fools Gold Pyrite Faceted Rondelles
~ Thai Sterling Faceted Beads

What I love about this creation is the details of exquisite gemstones skirts that move oh so delightfully with every part of your movements and also the changing color of those magnificent AA Grape Chalcedony fat heart briolette ranging from dark purple to light magenta, depending on lights!

Dramatic, opulent, very decadent and extremely comfortable to wear, this wrist wrapper best suits wearer with 5.5” to 7” wrist. La Casati frame measures 3” across the wrist with a 2” width. Whilst the sterling silver bubble chains and the charming S-Hook (made by me) enables her to be adjusted snugly on the wrist all the way to 8.5”.

{ Collection }

La Casati belongs to the Dollybird Decadent Collection, showcasing a bejeweled fusion of dramatic and bold jewelry infused with the essence & eccentricity from the 1920’s.

Available here: Diamond Dolls Couture

2 comments:

BrassyBeads said...

WOW! Really really excellent! I love that it is adjustable and the little drippy skirt is MUAAHH!

Maggie said...

Thanks you so much Mary!! xoxoxoxoxox...

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