Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Every Existence Would Exist In Thee - Charlotte Bronte quote necklace

Every Existence Would Exist In Thee - Charlotte Bronte quote necklaceMrs. Pillai was my favorite English teacher at high school. In our 11th grade, we studied Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte under her and she had a way of bringing out the depth and passion in that dark story. During one of the classes she told us a bit about Emily Bronte's life and about her sister Charlotte Bronte and then she proceeded to quote this beautiful verse from a poem written by Charlotte Bronte:

"Though earth and man were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou were left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee."

That verse made a huge impression on me and has stayed with me all this time.

After all these years, when I was pondering on what beautiful words to inscribe on my necklace, the quote popped into my head and I knew I had to use it!

I created the pendant on a heart shaped thick (18 gauge) copper base by hand stamping the words "EVERY EXISTENCE WOULD EXIST IN THEE", then I hammered and textured it. Then attached it to a solid copper cable chain with a lobster clasp.

Charlotte Bronte Quote NecklaceI put the necklace through an antiquing patina process to add depth to the designs and hand polished it to bring out the details and give it an old world charm.

Finally a gorgeous, deep red, dyed onyx charm as been attached to the bottom of the heart to give it that extra dash of elegance.

Length of chain: approximately 16 inches (41 centimeters)
Heart size: 1 7/8 inch (4.8 centimeters)
Pendant length including the onyx charm: 3 1/2 inches (9 centimeters)

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