Red & gold leaf trio with berries painted fabric pendant by Vikki Lafford
This leaf pendant is made from layers of polyester fabric which is machine embroidered, melted and hand painted to achieve a delicate and fragile appearance, yet this leaf is much more robust than it appears. The leaf is lightweight and flexible and embellished with colourful and eye-catching 'berries' of crystals, semi-precious stones and glass beads that hang individually on gold-plated pins. The pendant hangs from a fine ribbon that can be simply tied at the required length. Alternatively, the ribbon can be removed and the pendant can be strung on a fine chain instead.
This pendant measures approximately 5cm wide by 6.5cm high. The ribbon is approximately 70cm long to allow for tying at the preferred length.
To keep in good condition store flat or hanging, do not crumple and do not subject to high temperatures.
The metal bail and pins are all gold plated. The pendant is presented gift boxed.
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The pendant is priced at £21.95 plus £5.00 UK shipping.
About the maker
Growing up in rural Oxfordshire Vikki Lafford had an appreciation for the countryside and a fascination with nature and wildlife. This love of nature and a passion for art and textiles led her to achieve a degree in embroidery, followed by a master’s degree in textile design in 2006. Since then she has worked as a designer-maker of textile accessories and wedding dresses. In 2016 she received the awards of Best Independent Designer and Best in Show at Art Couture festival for her wearable art piece entitled ‘Ocean’s Last Gasp’.
Her work is still inspired by the fairy tales, folklore and nature she appreciated as a child, as well as decorative arts and historical costume. The designs develop from initial drawings and studies which then pass through many different processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation to create unique and entirely wearable, decorative and colourful textile accessories for you to wear and treasure.