DRAGON PENDANT NECKLACE
This stunning necklace, with it’s pleasing dragon style design and rich colours is bound to draw attention and compliments! This is a perfect and striking addition to any outfit.
The necklace is a one-off creation, meaning no other necklace exactly like this exists anywhere! It is made of 100% pure baby alpaca yarn without any admixtures. The yarn used is selection of fibre grown by our alpacas Arietta, Dyme and Monty.
The fibre is spun into yarn by The Border Mill, who specialise in alpaca processing, before then being sent to Marta at Alpacapella Jewellery to be turned into our stunning collection of unique alpaca jewellery creations.
Buttercup Yellow, Damson and White
Approximately length: 40 cm/ 6.9 in (whole necklace), 13 cm/ 5.1 in (the pendant)
Pendant width: 4 cm / 1.6 in
Diameters of the balls: approx. 1.5 cm/0.6 in
TECHNIQUE & FINDINGS
To make the necklace a Japanese braiding technique called kumihimo (“gathered threads”) is used. It’s a time-consuming technique but the results that can be achieved through it are stunning. A piece of wire inside a braid makes the bangle flexible but keeps the shape.
The balls are needle felted (a dry felting technique). It is also a time-consuming technique, but it does not require the use of detergents, and the alpaca fleece retains its natural character. Even after felting, the balls are still very soft!
SURGICAL HYPOALLERGENIC STEEL
Made from Hypo-allergenic Surgical Steel, ideal for those sensitive to cheap metals, often high in Nickel.
The necklace is presented in a gift box for safe keeping.