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Every Woman

When selecting a title for this piece, I noticed that I could not adhere to one particular theme, rather it seemed to represent women as a whole. Our beauty, our strength, determination and grace.

There are so many levels and layers to this piece I suppose I shall start at the top. From twin double-loop, oxidized silver, floral connector, hang twin spikes of pewter, and a pendant of layered silver. Atop three layers, nestled within a scallop-edged setting, sits a silver, stamped cameo. Below these layers hang two duo-capped faceted, peridot, vintage glass teardrops and a solitary pewter spike. Below this still, are suspended a floral, Victorian-themed, silver stamping-wrapped vintage, glass, peridot faceted jewel, which is lightly secured in place by two bands of hand-hammered, oxidized sterling silver. (I would have preferred to leave these bands off, but did not trust the stamping alone to hold the glass piece, as I could not bend it completely as needed). Below this jewel is an elegant floral piece set with a floral bezel and multi-tone Swarovski crystal chaton. For the final level, a capped, faceted, peridot, vintage glass teardrop and a single pewter spike.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
beautiful :heart: love the thoughts and symbolism behind this piece and the green colour is perfect for the idea of women being the fertile life-giving creatures we are :)
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
I didn't even think of the green being a symbol of fertility!
I just happen to love that color and cut in the beads I used.
I am a stickler for balance and none of my other beads fit what I was going for.
It just goes to show that different minds can produce different viewpoints, and that can make things even more amazing.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
:D
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! =)
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem!
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VeilAlice Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning!
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Skitty-Skat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
this is a pretty impressive piece of jewelery.
i read what i could on the book off your photo, a good match. :)
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Its a good read =)
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely colour and a nice ode to all women. How long did this take?
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
A few hours I think. I planned out the design ahead of time (for once) so when it came time to actually put it together it went fairly quickly.
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, okay. I have a hard time planning something beforehand. It never works out like the original idea.
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't usually do it that way, but had a concept already in mind, and ohhh it was difficult trying to match themes AND silver finishes. I hate having to oxidize things myself (never know the outcome) that I instead try hard to match finishes and well, that was fairly difficult here.
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I have never tried to oxidize silver myself, but it does sound a bit risky. But it certainly paid off!
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh it can be such a pain! But sometimes it works out really well. It all about temperatures, time, etc. Besides, it literally stinks, sulfur. I even mentioned having to oxidize something and my boyfriend goes running til well after I'm done lol.
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visionsofthor Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hahaha. I certainly do not blame him for running. Do you oxidize pieces in a specific place?
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
The kitchen HAH! We live in a TINY studio apartment (which is actually supposed to be the bigger of two sizes and its still minute) so I tend to do it in the kitch, which is literally just a few feet away from our bed and the tv. Everything but the vanity and bathroom, are in one room.
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faythrose Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! So beautiful :)
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NatashaVi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ty =)
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faythrose Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
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