This necklace, earrings, and ACEO card set features the Black Maneki Neko (Japanese Lucky Cat). Black Nekos are noted for their abilities to ward off evil sprits, and stalkers. A hand painted porcelain black Neko bead as the focal point of the necklace. Strung with the black neko bead are Jet fire polished Czech glass beads and shiny gunmetal seed beads. This necklace measures approximately 26 3/4" long & clasps with a silver plated barrel clasp. Black Neko bead drop measures approximately 1 1/2" tall. The matching earrings included with this necklace each feature Jet Czech glass beads and gun metal seed beads. Their drops measure approximately 1 1/8" from their silver plated French hook wires.
The accompanying ACEO card (which stands for Art Cards, Editions & Originals) is created from original artwork by me, DS Irvin, it is titled "Black Neko on Cushion" and depicts a Black Maneki Neko Lucky Cat with paw raised, holding a good luck coin, seated on a cushion floating through a night sky. The card says "Protection from Evil Spirits" on the front.
Card information is printed on the back of the card, along with the title of the piece and date it was created. They are hand signed "DS Irvin" which is how I sign my original prints and artwork and are hand numbered, this one is #2. The description for this artwork reads: "Black Maneki Neko (Japanese Lucky Cat) is given credit for warding off evil spirits and stalkers. Protection from evil."
This ACEO measures the standard 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" and is laminated. This card is an Open Edition. I choose to laminate cards which are prints and don't include any hand enhancing or painting as it makes them far more durable, increasing their longevity, and enriches the colors.
This necklace & matching earrings will be arriving at their destination safely tucked in a gift box accompanied by the ACEO card which will be packaged seperately.
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