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White Bird Talavera Necklace | Tile Art Couture


I started with a 1 ½” x 1 ½” Talavera pottery square with a white bird  on the grass with rose and blue flowers on a bed of gray and framed in earthy brown.

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I am very happy with how this White Bird Talavera Necklace turned out!  The centerpiece measures 3 ¾” x 2”; it adjusts in length from 15” to 18 ½” which is an interesting curved wire link segments with cubed bead chain.  Nearly 40 components went into the creation of this piece.

Also, I added a pair of green faceted plastic (lighter weight to wear) ovals, a wish bone pin with an enameled rose & clear rhinestones from the 1940s or 50s; an aqua clear marble, brown moonglow Lucite beads, a brown carved leaf, and little spikes of tiny beads in a variety of complementary colors.

There is a teardrop of blue satin glass dangling to one the side of the tile.  What’s more, pearl caviar paste adds strength to the construction as well as enhancing the beauty.

Talavera pottery is a Mexican and Spanish pottery tradition.  It is named after the Spanish Talavera de la Reina pottery from Talavera de la Reina, in Spain.  Talavera pottery is mostly used to make functional items.  These include items such as plates, bowls, jars, flowerpots, sinks, religious items and decorative figures. However, a significant use of the ceramic is for tiles.  These tiles decorate both the inside and outside of buildings in Mexico, especially in the city of Puebla. (Source)


I created three pieces at the same time as this White Bird Talavera Necklace.  Have a matched set?!






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