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Drusilla by Ellygator Drusilla by Ellygator
(2015), 2.5" x 1.5" for the pendant, Silver Art Clay (cut, molded, carved, fired, brushed and antiqued), vitreous enamel, garnet rosary chain, silver wire, garnet beads, garnet briolette, clasp finding

Got a whole bunch of garnet rosary chain and decided to make some nice projects with it.

This one reminded me of something Drusilla from BTVS might wear. As Spike told Buffy's Mum in Season 3: "So, we got to Brazil, and she was... she was just different. I gave her everything - beautiful jewels, beautiful dresses with beautiful girls in them, but nothing made her happy. And she would flirt! I caught her on a park bench, making out with a chaos demon! Have you ever seen a chaos demon? They're all slime and antlers. They're disgusting."
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work !

regards Bernd
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. Love me a bit of morbid Victorian from time to time...
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Bernd-Haier Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015
Another piece for Mucha to envy!  I normally dislike faceted garnets--I tend to prefer semiprecious stones to just be polished ovals or circles--but the faceted drop and beads really compliments the intricacy of the scroll work and the chain links.  Not being a Buffy buff (forgive me), my first thought was of pomegranates and Persephone.  I can easily envision Rossetti's "Proserpine" (one of my all-time favorite paintings) wearing this, shining against her pale skin, framed by her dark green dress and mass of hair.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yes, it could definitely be a Victorian/ Preraffaelite piece as well. I love the association of garnets and pomegranate seeds. It's such an apt representation!

BTW, I have Rosetti's Proserpine hung in my bedroom... Since my PhD was based on Rossetti's art it's still a big thing around the house. At the time, even Greg became a fan, because when we first dated I was just immersed in catalogs, photographs and photocopies on index cards.... So when we started decorating it was Rossetti posters all around!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
You're a woman after my own heart!  I also have a framed version of "Proserpine," albeit a small one.  Nicholas can't stand anything by Rossetti (one of his few flaws), likes 75% of the PRB's work overall, and loves Sir Alma Tadema and Jacques-Louis David.  At this point, we've accepted that our domicile is always going to have a Victorian study/hodge-podge look to it!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, with Tadema and David, he's half-way redeemed. Now if he can put up with Burne-Jones and Morris, he'll do just fine!
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
the drape is quite unique :) and your silverwork as ever elly :) gorgeous work
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Made a whole batch, most of which I still need to post.
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ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful! 
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I had a lot of fun making this one...
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GothBarbie Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooo want :P and i liked that show ... and drusilla was awesome
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Loved Spike and Dru - quite the pair!
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beeeeauuuuutiful!  :heart:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Garnet and silver... always a winner I think.
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cybelemoon Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yuppers!  :D
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SalHunter Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Gloriously Elfin!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I loved the retro look of the rosary chain in the assembly.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes, indeed, I can just see Drusilla (definitely one of the creepiest characters in BTVS!) wearing this!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad the title fits for you, too!
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. Red and Silver is such a wonderful combination.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I agree. I was off red for a while, really into blues, greens and earth colors. But I think it's growing on me...
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! :nod:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Winterthorn Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
i second that!
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