Spiral Canarian Pintadera pendant
Necklace made with a waxed thread and a pendant in a yellow sand colour. It’s embellished with a spiral pintadera in black. It also has round beads in yellow and black sand colours and different sizes. You can choose between a sterling silver clasp, like the one in the picture, or a macramé knot.
Unique piece. Handmade.
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The spiral pendant is a piece that the ceramic studio Caracola makes with a ceramic paste. The shape is acquired by using a handmade mold which is also made at the studio. The spiral shape has been carved into the clay and painted with a black glaze from the studio. This product was fired twice. The first firing was at a temperature of 980ºC after which the glaze could be applied and the second one at a temperature of 1250ºC so the texture and glaze could properly develop.
The necklace also has round beads that were made individually with different ceramic pastes to which metallic oxides were added for colouring purposes. A ceramic paste was used for the beads with a yellow sand colour, whereas the black sand beads were made with a fire clay. They were fired just once at a temperature of 1250ºC, which is enough to reveal the end result of all the work that had gone into making them.
Pintaderas are geometric shapes, used for decoration or identification purposes of a person or family. The pintaderas come from pre-Hispanic times and were used by natives as a form of stamp. They can be found all over the Canary Islands and there is only a limited number of designs that always repeat themselves, making the islands feel like a magical place.
|colour of the central piece|
yellow sand/black glaze, yellow sand and turquoise glaze