Freshwater pearls (black, gold, white, grey), FireLine, black felt
Purfled (Neck Piece)
I tried to make a piece that would be fit for a queen. I was litening to lectures tracing the trade of Spanish silver for luxuries such as spices, silks, and jewels from the Mongols. This trade of hard currency for ephemeral delicacies contributed in part to the collaps of the Spanish ecomomy. Despite the illogical nature of the trade may be obvious in hindsight, but in the moment, decadence trumps all.