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Cauda Pavonis by Ellygator Cauda Pavonis by Ellygator
(2005) Beads are between 0.2" and 1.5" in diameter. Moretti glass (bone white and clear), silver foil and dead soft 20 gauge silver wire, Hothead torch, Bali silver beads and spacers, fireline, sliver findings.

I made the glass beads for this strung necklace myself.

The coloration on the beads is obtained by burning silver foil into the heated glass in the torch flame. The silver oxydizes and creates beautiful iridescent colors.

The title "Cauda Pavonis" is Latin for "Tail of the Peacock" and in Alchemy is used to name an iridescent color effect sought after by adepts in the long process of obtaining gold from lead.
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Ellygator Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Lamorien Apr 5, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
very beautiful. i've only just gotten into doing a bit of jewelry making myself...

this is absolutely stunning
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Ellygator Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, and the best of luck with your own projects!
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Lamorien Apr 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks much
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:iconbookdiva:
Excellent beadwork…lovely tones. I can only imagine the effort put into this beauty.
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Ellygator Nov 5, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much! The only glass color I used was ivory-colored, the silverfoil does all the rest - it's so much fun to see how the metal transforms in the flame!
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very pretty necklace. I like it!
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Ellygator Sep 11, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I wore it on a visit to family and friends recently (now they all want those beads...).
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wiccked May 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. your lampworked beads are absolutely stunning! awesome!

and the name of the piece describes it beautifully :)
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