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Brisingamen wip 2 by redLillith Brisingamen wip 2 by redLillith
okaayyyyyy . . . . I tried to move this from Scraps to Jewelry, but dA ate it!!! >_<

so yeah . . the other project that is taking up my time. ;)

recap:
commissioned by :iconaeislugh: for his lovely lady. I've dreamed of doing something like this! he asked for a Nordic choker, based on the legend of Brisingamen (the infamous one) - unfortunately the only details research turns up is that it is gold, intricate, besparkled with amber, and drapes across the breast bones up to the shoulders.

over 600 gold and amber toned seed beads so far, two drapes of gold figaro chain, and an antiqued gold centerpiece with topaz. ;) there will be 3 graduating larger gold-linked amber drapes as well, framing the center; still waiting for the amber to arrive (baltic . . gorgeous stuff!). added 2 gold chain drapes that are studded with amber-toned czech bicone beads and padded the upper net with light gold satin dotted with gold seed beads (cuz that damned gold lace is scratchy!!). lots of time in this one so far! only thing left is the amber and tie-backs.

I've never been prouder of the evolution of a piece before . . .but then, I am creating a legend. ;) makes it feel much more monumental. as well as standing as proof that I am a detail whore!! :rofl:

any comments or helpful suggestions are appreciated . . . the myth is very vague, and I'd like to know if anyone besides the commission-er thinks I am on the right track! :D I am Keltoi, not Nordic . . .so it is possible that I am wayyyy off base here.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this color combination!
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
all that gold! nearly messes with my eyes as much as all the white did. :P ah well!
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Athansor Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008  Professional Photographer
This is just *heavenly*! I love the lacy feel to it...like golden spider have been spinning it, instead of just my favorite redhead! ;) :hug:
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
lol . . well, the legend does say intricate!! which is as close to a detailed description that I can find. don't you just love that? :lol: ah well, it leaves room for personal interpretation. and I love the challenge . .. just wish the blasted amber would get here! *shakes fist* ah well.

:glomp: you say the nicest things!!
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SaintDestruction Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
This is truly amazing! I can't wait to see the finished piece!! :heart:
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008
thanks! I can hardly wait either . . . every day the amber isn't here makes me grind my teeth in frustration!!! >_< gah . . . . waiting sucks
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reflection13 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That is absolutely exquisite! :eyepopping:
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
thanks hun! I can hardly wait till the amber arrives and I can complete it! :mwahaha: I am hoping for "legendary" or maybe "inspiring!" lol. not asking for much, am I?
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EvertoAngelus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
:jawdrop: Wow...
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
why thanks! lol. most interesting response so far!
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Oh wow.. this is going to be incredible!! It's so regal looking already.. Man.. I wish I could help with the suggests.. but I'm right there with ya on the Celt roots.. I wouldn't know how to approach something of this style.. hmmm
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
thanks hun! :) I keep referencing the old myths I have . . . so many references, so little details! you'd think something with that much history/importance would have better descriptions! lol
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
I know right??? Gah.. I suppose it's cuz old legends like that constantly change.. no clue!
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redLillith Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
exactly! :P
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