Hand-tatted pendant necklace, 'Black Flowers' (Guatemala)

Looping nylon lacework in black is hand-crafted to create beautiful floral designs at the center of this necklace. Guatemalan artisan Gladys Pichola employs the the French style of frivolit, or "tatting," using a specialized shuttle to incorporate the fibers, accented with petite beads of sterling silver. The necklace closes with a sterling clasp.