....is it really wearable jewelry?
This necklace was brought to me by our current house guest from Argentina. We had discussed by email that I was interested in art from different countries. He brought me a beautiful hand-beaded black silk purse as a Christmas gift. He also brought this necklace as an example of some of the "modern experimental" art being currently sold in Buenos Aires. He gave it to me with the disclaimer that he wanted me to have it but I didn't have to wear it. I do find it imaginative and fascinating but, other than a costume party with very close friends, I doubt that I will wear it on my body. I might, however, frame it on a shiny black background--instead of my black cotton t-shirt, on which it was placed for this photo--and hang it in our bedroom or my art room. The Buenos Aires artist who created this piece is Mirtha Bermegui.
After I first posted this, Mirtha wrote me through a comment, listing this link to see more of her art.