Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Princess and the Pea

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Photo by Eugenio Recuenco, from a series inspired by fables and fairy tales. 

"The prince saw at once that she must be a real princess when she had felt the pea through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. Nobody but a real princess could have such a delicate skin. So the prince took her to be his wife, for now he was sure that he had found a real princess, and the pea was put into the Museum."

I have always had a fascination with enchanting castles, fairy filled forests and the unforgettable charming prince from all the childhood stories I remember. This enrapturing tale of The Princess and the Pea has spawn a new necklace design, inspired by the fabrics of her 2o mattresses, her long luscious hair and the tiny olive pea which discolored the princess' skin.

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The Princess and the Pea necklace is made with twelve vintage pink and rose colored pearls and a vintage brass stamping matched with a olive pearl with two bead caps.

2 comments:

Blood Milk said...

I love that photographer! and your new necklace is so beautiful
xoxo

TheBlackWardrobe said...

I love that picture it reminds me of those adverts of Nina Ricci. Very romantic and phantasmagorical!
By the way, I love your blog and your work is phenomenal.
I also have a blog where I showcase my designs and comment on anything that is dark and vintage related.
Let me know if you would be interested in a link exchange.
the-black-wardrobe.blogspot.com