The elements incorporated into this necklace were made from 1984-2008. In the early 1990s, the artist invented techniques using polymer clay to mimic natural materials such as coral, Chinese turquoise, amber, jade, and nephrite.
Before 2009, purchased from the artist by Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin of Haworth, NJ; gift of Winters and Rudin to the MFA (Accession date: September 16, 2009)
Gift of Elise Winters and Sherwood Rudin
- Victoria Ellis Hughes, American, born 1958
Place of Creation
Depth x length x diameter: 3.8 x 50.8 x 18 cm (1 1/2 x 20 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Polymer clay, silver, Chinese turquoise, glass, steel cable, nylon, and acrylic paint