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Nja Necklace
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Published: March 7, 2010
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I found a wonderful inspiration on DA, NjaDean :iconnjadean: We did a trade for her piece and my silver ring I asked her if I could try and mimic her style. She was extremely kind and gave me the go-ahead.

This piece took quite a while as the process to make the cord is pretty time consuming. In addition to making the cord, I made several glass beads. I also cut, cabbed and polished the focal stone (Septarian Nodule) and set it into a bezel that was also cut, sanded and soldered by me.
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Minzile General Artist
wow this is quite strange. it doesn't really suit the tan of the model but on a paler person i'm sure it looks stunning! and so soft :love: you're very talented!
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
Ha- You're right. I never notice that. My skin fluctuates so quickly from tan too white. I usually where this over a turtle neck so it helps... but really good crit for making it better. Thanks-
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Minzile General Artist
so then you're the oposite of me... i do not get brown... and i also don't get red :XD:. my skin just doesn't change too much at all.
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alexlunaStudent Interface Designer
That is amazing. I love the combination of materials and the organic design. Brilliant.
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I really love this! How long did it take to complete??
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
So many different aspects to this piece. The necklace was about 8 hours (at least), then cabbed the stone (30 minutes), cut and polished the meta (4 hours), made glass beads (2 hours) and then beaded everything together (2 hours). When I add it up it seems like so much more than 16.5 hours... so I guess what I'm saying is it took a LONG time! :)

Thanks for the appreciation-
AnnamaeTezuka's avatar
That's a crazy looking necklace! It's definitely an eye-catcher!
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
I love wearing this piece :) It speaks for itself.
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I'm sure you get a lot of curious eyes and compliments.
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh yes... especially as a jewelry/drawing teacher.
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That would help the interest, definitely.
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I'd say, you would make the artist proud .

:woohoo:
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
Great avatar... she probably makes me dance more than I make her... since she was the originator and all. But a long time DA friend so I know she would be joining in.
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Yeah, there is an awesome community on DA!...much love.


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Whoa, very funky/cool @ the same time.. I love all the earthy/natural colors in here.They work very well with the focal stone, as well as all the small accents in it. Very organic!
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Artsee1Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... your work has an organic appeal as well. Lots of fun!
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