BN-314 Egyptian Revival Scarab Necklace (engraved)
Hand engraved pewter wings soar from a piece of Czech glass, press molded in the 1920's to look like a scarab beetle.
In 1923 archeologists were finally able to open the tomb of King Tut, and what they found sent Europe (and the world) into a design frenzy! And ultimately influenced the entire Art Deco movement. Literally tons of press-molded glass "stones" with Egyptian themed design came pouring out of Czechoslovakia for the costume jewelry market. The "lapis glass" keystone piece that forms the bale is also 1920's Czech, and hangs the pendant on an 18" sterling silver snake chain. The drop off the bottom is faceted blue agate.
Watch a short video of how I made this piece on the home page. The actual piece featured in the film includes a Czech glass chandelier drop from the 1910's and is a one of a kind piece. It is still available at The Last Wind-up in Bozeman Montana. I have 2 with this agate drop off the bottom.