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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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