L'amour fou is surrealist term coined in the 1920's by surrealist Godfather Andre Breton in his book of the same title.
L'amour fou is mad love or insane passion, the love that is both exhilarating and dangerous. It is inspiring and deadly.
I've taken this term and appropriated it's meaning into a stunning necklace, assembled from cast antique and vintage parts, in the spirit of surrealism and 'objective chance' in which seemingly unrelated objects are joined together in marvelous ways to create something new that is secretly connected.
Here i've taken one half an antique French relic locket and 'pierced' it with two vintage swords. I've also mixed Catholic symbols with that of the tarot, as seen in the 8 of swords necklace using similar components. I'm also interested in how this piece forms something akin to a coat of arms or shield. . . another way of revealing one's self or defending one's self, a bit of psychic armor to guard your heart from trespass.
This necklace is large and hangs over the heart. I should note that it is a bit sharp in places and the tips of the sword are delicate.
The heart with swords measures 2 and 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches long, all cast immortal in sterling silver and oxidized to achieve my gloomy shade of gray/black.
Chain is 18 inches long. if you need it longer, please convo me for rates.
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***This is handmade to order, just for you! Please allow approximately 4 weeks for creation and shipment.