I love the ermine, a little ferret-like creature used in antique French jewelry as a royalist symbol. Sometimes mistaken for a dog, the crowned ermine appears on brooches and pendants. I have a few of these little critters, some made into jewelry, some still waiting transformation. When I saw this beautiful neckalce made by Amy Hanna I knew I had to make him mine.
Amy’s work is stunning and very inspirational to a whole generation of revival jewelry designers and collectors. She also has a beautiful blog where she writes about her art and life. Always a lovely read.
Here are some pics of my treasure. He came beautifully wrapped so I decided to photograph the unveilling.