© Sandra Hendler 2016
This is a simple oval rose gold plated Victorian beveled glass locket with an original miniature painting I did in 2012 (not a reproduction) of a golden serpent on a black background (not blue). I've collected antique jewelry for years-entranced by the gorgeous workmanship & fabulous designs.I longed to purchase an original Lover's Eye piece, but they were thousands of dollars, so I decided to paint my own & put them in the antique lockets I'd collected. Eventually my line has come to include miniatures of mouths, skulls, Queen Bees, heraldic pieces, flowers, beasts & royal hearts. And that's how my line of hand painted modern paintings combined with antique jewelery was born. It measures 1 & 7/8ths of an inch long including the hanging loop, by 1 & 5/16ths of an inch wide. The reverse is plain black. The glass is unmarked, the rose gold plate has some wear spots as you can see in the photos, but nothing terrible-still a lovely wearable piece. Click here to buy this item at my Etsy store.