Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace

 Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

This hand stitched, textile art Cinderella Slipper charm is made from crystal blue velvet, metallic silver embroidery thread, and hides a little bloody secret. The chain is sterling silver and is perfect for my fellow fairy tale lovers. 
Price: $95

 
Funny thing about folklore is how the details change over time and depending on the audience or storyteller at that moment. In the Charles Perrault (French version) Cinderella's iconic glass slipper was mistakenly made of fur! 

Putting my French degree to work for your now, the word for 
glass--verre-- and the word for squirrel fur--vair--sound very similar.

Although Perrault's original text has always be recorded as verre (glass) oral tradition dictates that homophones may be interchanged! Haha! An amalgam of both the Perrault versions, with a splash of the German Grimm's grisliness--you have the total inspiration for this textile art necklace!

Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

I wanted to create a shiny, furry, sparkly slipper--with a tiny bit of "blood" inside.

If you don't know the differences in the stories (there are many), there is one tidbit toward the end of the Grimm's fairy tale that equally repulsed and fascinated me.

In an effort to conceal their large feet to win the prince with the gold slipper (again difference from the French version) the sisters cut off their toes to fit their feet in the slipper when it's time to try it on.

Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

Cinderella's little bird friends fly overhead singing a tune for the Grand Duke to look down at the blood dripping from the slipper each time a step-sister tries it.

The revelation of this little secret reveals the ugliness of their actions throughout the story and gives Cinderella a chance to try the slipper.

Continuing in my "Folktale Week" showcase on Instagram, "Secret" was the second day prompt--thus this was my creation.

Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

The tiny bit of red sparkling from inside the slipper hide this gory detail, but the exterior of the slipper is made from hand-stitched crystal blue velvet and metallic embroidery thread.

Topped with a tiny Swarovski Crystal bead and brass, filigree cap give the slipper some glisten, while also hinting at the misinterpretation that can often happen with oral-tradition folktales.

Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

The slipper charm hangs from a 725 sterling silver rope chain (either 16 or 18 inchs--please let me know your preference in the "note to seller" box at checkout) with lobster slcap.

The clasp and chain are also coated in a rhodium plating to help prolong the need for polishing.

I hope you love this piece as much as I enjoyed making it!

Cinderella's Slipper Textile Art Necklace - This hand sewn miniature slipper is covered in a crystal blue velvet, features a Swarovski Crystal bead, and sterling silver rope chain. Click to learn more about the artwork and artist behind it! #cinderella #cinderellaslipper #textileart #handsewing #fairytales #onceuponatime #ouat #charlesperrault #magicalart

All handmade jewelry designs fly to their new homes in pretty boxes tied with ribbons!

After purchase, your item(s) will be shipped within 1-3 days and you'll receive shipping information from Paypal.

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Thank you for supporting a small home business and handmade art 💖 
Price: $95

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