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Elemental Pendant - Water by Ellygator Elemental Pendant - Water by Ellygator
(2008) 2.5" for the pendant including bail, 16" for the necklace. Silver clay (shaped, carved, fired, enameled and antiqued) enamel (Nile green, pale green, opalescent), ocean jasper beads, silver lentil beads, Hill Tribe silver beads, silver wire, clasp finding.

Finally I'm back to doing clay work, and with some commissions coming up and some Christmas presents on the way, there should be more in the next few weeks.

For the four element pendants I chose the traditional alchemistical triangle symbols, a triangle pointing upwards for Air and Fire, a triangle pointing downwards for Water and Earth. The triangles for Air and Earth also have a horizontal line bisecting it, which I tried to incorporate by giving those two pendants more of a horizontal composition, and Fire and Water pendants more of a vertical one.

I carved the design of a cresting wave into the Water pendant and then filled the carved areas with enamel powder. For this pendant I had the stone beads in mind first - just wanted to use these gorgeous ocean jasper rondelle beads, so I was glad to see that my enamel choices picked up on the bead colors perfectly.
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:iconpavelart:
pavelart Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Interesting symbol of water.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've always been mesmerized by cresting ocean waves...
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SherryAmbrosia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Wonderful!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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TheHareandtheOtter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
I love this! Did you do Earth and Air as well?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, there is a series of all three, if you look in the Silver Clay sub-gallery, they are all together.
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:iconthehareandtheotter:
TheHareandtheOtter Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
...I really need to get my brain checked. Or stop doing all of this in the wee hours of the morning. ;)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No sweat, sometimes I also don't do the deep-dive in another deviant's gallery, just look at the featured pieces...
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:iconthehareandtheotter:
TheHareandtheOtter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
But the thing is I HAVE dived into your gallery! :shrug: Oh well. :)
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:iconchovahani:
chovahani Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Hi, Do you have a website where you can purchase your items? I adore this one!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am on etsy, but currently have no pieces posted. I am happy to work on a commissioned piece for you, though. All my wing bracelets are $90. Please just note me and we can work something out.
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zombieplayer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow is this for sell note me back still shping for gifts. very pertty.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I am very sorry though, this one's gone...
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:iconzombieplayer:
zombieplayer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ok can you make a one like that and i will pay you please its for my cusion thank you if you do note me back
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zombieplayer Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow is this for sell and if it is i will pay doing right know shoping for gifits for the 3 kings
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
Fun and funky jasper, it's making em wonder what I have, because mine is shades of green. Like the shape and power in the wave. It looks like you've beaten the enamels into proper submsission.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I saw the strand of beads in a little high-street store in Fredericksburg (small touristy place in the heartland of German-inhabited Texas hill-country) and I just knew I had to have it... The rest like the idea for the pendant and for the entire series just came from that strand. So far I've looked for more, but whatever ebay or Firemountain call "ocean jasper" is a total joke in comparison. Musta been a lucky fluke...
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
I sometimes think jasper is a catch all for any stone the dealer isn't sure of.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, you got a good point there!
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Ilove-blood Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
this is so pretty!
i loveee it!! =]
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Ilove-blood Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
your welcome =]
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ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love this one! what perfect colors on the pendant and the beads! Really lovely!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I was so happy the enamels picked up on the ocean jasper so well...
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ShizukaDreams Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Student General Artist
Beautiful design and color scheme! I love the mixed colors of the beads.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! When I saw that strand in the store I nearly squeeeeed! They are the yummiest I've seen in a long time...
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primulatook Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these are all simply gorgeous, simple, yet speaking volumes!
i love this one the best, i think, i am terribly partial to the sea...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was the one that started the whole idea of doing a set...
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Digital Artist
I've never seen ocean jasper this nice!! Do you have any more?
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely a cool stone. I have a few rondelles left that didn't make it into the necklace and a few round beads. I recently put the stone name into an ebay seach and a lot of different materials came back, so I think it's a pretty generic name. However, the type I have has a nice beige matrix with sea-green to turquoise areas embedded in it.
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LadyFianna Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
I love the colors!!!!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! The enamels really played along for this one.
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xxHoneyxx Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
ah wow, my fav one (^^,)
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! It was the idea that started the whole set...
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:iconangelbaby88:
angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student General Artist
nice flow!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. It ended up the most difficult design to figure out.
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green-envy-designs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
elly what are you doooooing to me!!!!!!!????????? :drool:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL! This one was the first that started the whole series... I had just bought a strand of ocean jasper during a road trip, and the next few days had nothing else in my head than planning this necklace. The other elements kinda developed from that.
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green-envy-designs Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
heh! yea that ocean jasper really caught my eye but i thought it was silly to mention how much the design just felt complee with them.. LOL
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SandFibers Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
L O V E. :deep sigh:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
This one's great too! You created the picture of a water 'volcano'. ;) My favourite colors are blue and green, so I can't help loving this too. :deviation:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I needed a 'vertical' design, even though water really is more horizontal, so eventually a cresting wave came to mind. Muchly indebted to Hiroshige's immortal wave woodcut for this one...
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Chibimita Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Student General Artist
I like espesially this one. :aww: The blue color, and the swirls.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. The enamels came out really well - that's always a bit of a surprise to me...
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:iconfaeriedivine:
Faeriedivine Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think I like this one best!
But they're all just wow! :heart:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This one got it all started, well the ocean jasper beads on it got it all started.
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Ravensrow Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Your elemental pendants are beautiful and absolutely amazing:) You have such diverse talent.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This was a really fun project. Had been rattling around in my head since August.
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hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
oooooh love this one aswell...
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