I created this very subtle necklace inspired of course by Frida Kahlo.
Frida to me is the epitome of everything Mexican...her art was dramatic, colorful, tough and many times morbid but regardless the reasons for such painful art legacy, Frida was a real ambassador of her people and her nation.
To celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the unquestionable importance of its people in our lives I want to spotlight this formidable woman and her colors.
On this piece: carved resin roses, Peruvian hand-painted wood by Great Craft Works™, light amethyst drops, once dyed and now faded cherry chalcedony drops, brass, twisted jump rings made with Artistic Wire®, 19 strands Beadalon® .024' satin silver stringing wire and antique brass heart toggle by John Bead Corp.
Fernando Dasilva © 2010.