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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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BandGeek9723 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Very nice work
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Lamorien Featured By Owner 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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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much, and the best of luck with your own projects!
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Lamorien Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks much
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bookdiva Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005
Excellent beadwork…lovely tones. I can only imagine the effort put into this beauty.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner 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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00sunburst00 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
very pretty necklace. I like it!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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BittersweetLuna Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005   Artisan Crafter
Nice work! Lovely colors, too. :D
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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surfshmo24 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
very nice work, I love the way all the colors work together. I love it.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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artisthussy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
Awesome beads......how long have you been lampworking? I'm on a hothead and also use a cheetah once in a while. I love it.
P-
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi,

Just about a little over half a year, really. Did a class in June of last year to learn the basics (and bought a Hothead after that) and then another course in November about working with metals. Still learning a lot but enjoying myself just too much for my own good while doing it!!!

Never worked with a cheeta, is it good?
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sonous Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
Didn't you say that you hadn't been making your own glass beads for very long? Well, I don't believe you! :D I really would like to commission something from you... I'll send you a note later :)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, about a little over 9 months now. But would love to hear what you have in mind!

Actually a collab would be fabulous, my glass - your silver spirals... (Sorry, have to go off and drool now for a little.)
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sonous Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2005
Hehe, I'm not the guy who makes the silver spirals ;)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, you're right of course, sorry! (Note to self: Must space out my dev-watching a little! I'm getting folks confused with one another... or maybe it's just age...)
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horai Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
This is really beautiful Elly.
The beads are stunning and is has a fantastic classical look.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I love how the colors turned out, they go with everything.
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Sekino Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
i had no particular interest in bead work until i came to deviantart. i guess i was a little snobbish, thinking that anybody could string beads together. well that was until i saw some of the incredibly talented beaders who reside on DA.

well, you've done it again elly! i love the moretti glass beads and i'm completely blown away that you made them yourself, they work really well with the silver beads. stunning work! :worship:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! And I would concede you have a point: If it just came down to stringing beads, I'd bore myself. It has to have an extra kick, like making the beads or devising a pattern and weaving it.
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wilder3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
Beautiful and thanks for the information.
Nice deviation
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like.
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Casperium Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
OOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo o pretty!!!!!!!!! You are such a great artist!!!!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was fun not quite knowing how the silver would behave and what colors would come out.
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