A sterling silver and Murano glass pendant based on the shape of the most important and decorative card in the deck, the Ace of Spades. The genuine Murano heart shaped bead is inverted and threaded onto thick and chunky sterling silver wire and then permanently fixed by hammering the stem flat, thus creating the familiar shape of the famous playing card. Visible hammering marks, naturally created by the ball pein hammer I used, create a sparkling dappled finish on one side or alternatively choose to display the smooth polished reverse. The bail is a simple circular loop. This particular Murano bead is of a warm wine purple or dark plum colour which the manufacturers call amethyst and the genuine silver lining gives the bead the appearance of shot silk. The pendant measures 30 mm in length with a 14 mm bead and is mounted on a strong sterling silver chain measuring 450 mm, fastened with a bolt ring clasp. I have shown the pendant next to a vintage lipstick case in the last photograph in order to give a sense of scale.
This pendant is presented in a black card gift box lined with acid free paper. Please let me know if you want this tied with a bow or left plain.
The famous, or infamous Ace of Spades is the first card in every deck and is traditionally the most decorative ace of all the suits. It is also the highest valued card and, through association with the tarot suit of "Swords" represents the warrior elite, justice, honesty, destiny, blades and death to your opponent. It is therefore considered the luckiest of all the cards, however, it is reputedly one of the cards in the "dead man's hand" that Wild Bill Hickok was holding when he was killed. As a symbol, it certainly has more than a little black magic about it, which I hope I channelled by inverting the Murano heart into the Ace.
About Murano Glass
Murano glass has been made by hand in Venice since the C13 and is recognised as the finest of its kind in the world. No two Murano beads are alike and many are lined in fine silver or 24 Karat gold to enhance their beauty.
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