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Moon Owl by Ellygator Moon Owl by Ellygator
(2013), 4.5"x4" for the bead panel, size 15 seed beads (matte metallic slate, light gold, bronze, black), owl bone-carving, black spinel and onyx beads, microfiber cloth, card-stock, fireline, polyester thread.

Another bead embroidery piece featuring a carved bone bead as its center-point. For this necklace I combined one large central panel of stitching with two smaller side panels leading up to two strung strands to fasten the necklace. I soaked the carving in strong black tea to give it more detail and definition and fixed it to a panel of microfiber surrounding it with a moon disk and abstract pattern for an effect of the owl sitting in a tree at night. I then attached the side panels with a large faceted onyx bead on each side to allow the necklace some movement and flexibility and finished up with a string of black spinel and gold beads.

I still have a little carved Chinese dragon and a moon face that wait for some needlework...
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somk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
Fantastic!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I loved making this one.
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very nice.  You are really branching out in your designs.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! This one was fun to make.
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EssiesJewels Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
a unique piece. i like the shapes and swirly bead panel
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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ArdenEllenNixon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Elly, my friend, do own only low-cut shirts? This owl is lovely, lovely, and I love the additional tea antiquing that you did with this piece and the little lizard. I'm quite curious to see what becomes of the moon you mentioned!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Actually this one's for sale at the local bead store. Though I did keep the lizard and gingko leaves.
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AlcinavomSteinsberg Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I don't know which one I like better, the gecko or this one. So beautiful!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I did enjoy making both!
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Stunning work! :clap:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Exquisite piece, like always! :heart:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Love the little owl...
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angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
its awesome! where u get it.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here: [link]
Beautiful cabs and carvings and very, very reasonable prices (in fact I think these craftspeople actually deserve more...)
Thanks for the comment!
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angelbaby88 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
you are right there but i wouldnt jinx it by telling them that. hehheh
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Beautiful and mystical!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful - I love the owl! WOW
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, same here - got it off etsy from a store that sells cabs and carvings...
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TheHareandtheOtter Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Amazing! :heart:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
That's a pretty night scene. Such a shiny moon! =D
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I was skeptical at first whether the aged bone would work with metallic gold, but it seems to have come together okay.
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Rrkra Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
It made the owl stand out nicely =P
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
:jawdrop:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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elderarc Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very, very nice!!!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much!
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Do the dragon next! ;P
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and yes Ma'am! I think it will become a bracelet, because the bone piece is actually a little curved...
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