Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Whimsy Wednesday! Legends!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Whimsy Wednesday!
I hope your week has been fabulous so far!
This post is all about Legends and I'm excited to show you what is ahead!
Title: Grounding Tiger Spirit
Ingredients: Hematite, Fimo Tigers, Czech glass, metal, silver-plated surgical steel earwires.
Hematite is a natural stone that is thought to offer protection and grounding to the wearer as well as helping with focus and concentration.
Tigers are legend all their own! They, too, are often seen as protectors and royalty (Buddhist Saints have been known to ride tigers).
I chose the glass beads to bring out the colour of each Tiger's eyes. This also gives an eerie and ethereal quality to otherwise very concrete and solid materials.

The second creation I have to share is...
Working Title: Raven Royalty or Morgan LeFaye
Ingredients: Czech glass, metal, silver-plated surgical steel earwires.
  Morgan LeFay has long been associated with Morrigan, Ravens, the battlefield, death, rebirth, lust and so forth. You can read more about the legends here.
I've had these glass beads in my collection for a long time now and this designed fell into place. I love the progression from the ethereal 'true red', chased with gold to the darker crimson and fluttering feathers!
There is a bit of th 1920's flapper in those dangling inspiration of which I think Ms. LeFaye would approve!

Where is the whimsy in these two creations, you ask?
Surely a purple tiger is made of whimsy!
As to our ravens and fay? Whimsy comes in all colours - from grand and charming to thoughtful and ebon!
So! There you have it!
The fini of this Whimsy Wednesday!
See you Friday!

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