Gloria Lomas, who lived and loved in Miami and NYC, created a big bold style of jewelry in all kinds of inventive techniques.Many of the pieces that I acquired for my private collection were created from lichen, tree mushrooms, that harden into wood and can be dried and painted and worked with like wood. Gloria had a large style presence in every room. Her aura was bright and bold. Her work was intricately made using natural materials, paint, stones, instinct and glue. I admire her style and her strength.
This spectacular neckpiece is made from a large curved piece of tree lichen, banded with gold leaf, and has three hanging units of brush like thread for extra dazzle. A golden metallic ribbon is embedded into the lichen to be wrapped and tied around the neck.