I absolutely love this pendant. It’s my original design. I found this fabulous vintage brass monkey on a broomstick charm and mounted him on a black glass disk bead with E2000 glue (supposed to hold fast anything that doesn’t bend!) I then hung the black glass disk from an antiqued brass half man in the moon pendant. The resulting look is so great and very different. I mean, where else have you ever seen a monkey on a broomstick flying by a moon. The Wizard of Oz didn’t even have them; flying ones, yes; but on broomsticks? Nope, and he is just too cool!
If you were born in the Chinese Year of the Monkey this might have special significance to you. Years of the Monkey are: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004 You don’t have to be born in the Year of the Monkey to appreciate this necklace, if you just like funky fun things like monkeys flying broomsticks you gotta love this one.
The necklace itself is comprised of vintage cream colored rectangle beads, smaller black glass disks, creamy mother of pearl rounds and lots of black crystals for extra sparkle. A star shaped pewter toggle clasp finishes off this great 32” necklace. A 32” necklace is so versatile. If you have a low neckline you can wear it doubled close to the throat; if you have a higher neckline you can wear it long.
Someone has asked me about the durability of silk cording necklaces. As most natural fibers they are fairly hardy and do not break easily. They should be able to get wet with minimal effect, but I don’t advise it. If the necklace has silver components (which most of the necklaces I make do) the silver will tarnish the silk a little grey if it gets wet. I have a ton of these silk cording necklaces I’ve made for many years (at least 5) and they look as good as the day I made them. The only time I’ve broken one was when one of my dogs got caught up in it when he was jumping up on me. However, neither he nor I were injured so I see it as a plus.