Since then I have removed the chain and made a necklace out of Baroque freshwater pearls and small tiger-eye gemstones. I also glued a brooch back onto the back of the pendant. I made a second, shorter matching necklace as well. These will be great with front lacing Italian style gowns.
Paolo Caliari Veronese - Portrait of a Woman circa 1555
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Leandro Bassano - Portrait of a Female Singer with a Lute
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