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Elven Knot by Ellygator Elven Knot by Ellygator
(2008) 2"x 2.5" for the silver pendant including bail, 19" for the overall length of the necklace.

Art Clay Silver (cut, sculpted, fired and patinaed), silver bezel wire, pure silver wire, banded agate cab, opalescent enamel, 22 gauge sterling silver wire and silver finding for the clasp of the necklace

I carved this design into a flat piece of Art Clay Silver, fired it, added the bezel to hold the central agate and then enameled all of the recessed areas with opalescent enamel. I then set the stone, antiqued and polished the silver and added the bail.

The enamel was a recent acquisition and has the most amazing pale blue over ochre shimmer, especially in direct sunlight, where it truly looks like liqid opal has flown over the pendant and pooled among the knotwork.
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elfie15 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is so pritty

I love things that are all elvish like this
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Me too!
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elfie15 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
you're welcome...I'd love to be able to make stuff like that.
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Otakuprincess Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Love the chain. Is it full persian?
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, I get sooooo much mileage out of it. Wear it with nearly all my pendants.
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primulatook Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such a lovely piece...the detail is beautiful!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I really love this piece for everyday wear, it's subtle, understated and elegant. And I know better how to carve outlines for enameling now. I used to smooth them down, but that's not the way to go...
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AlasterLover Featured By Owner May 9, 2008
AWESOME JOB, ELLY!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! So glad you like it!
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AlasterLover Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
*shakes head* I do not like it...I LOVE IT!
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