Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Right Hand/Left Hand Print Earrings & Joan Of Arc Burning Star Pendant


✭✭✭First of all.....just getting over a weird bug and been really dragging last few days....my energy levels at an all time low...I'm a bit slower with my work and these two pieces are finally finished and got them photographed today whilst freezing my a@@ off outside....not the best thing for someone just getting over being ill. The first ones are the earrings....I'm in love with them....they were fun to make and watch evolve and I'm totally thrilled with the finished result. They are Right hand/Left hand earrings...
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The American Indians highly regarded their war horses and often honored and protected them by painting various tribal  symbols upon the animals body before a fight. Symbols varied from tribe to tribe but many were commonly used...each symbol having it's own specific meaning and purpose for which it was used, was determined by the nature of the dangerous job which the war horse would be asked to do. Right hand/Left Hand prints were outlined upon the horse's chest...which showed he'd knocked down an enemy. He protected his rider and was thus honored and respected for his contribution in the fight.
Hand Print Earrings

                                          
Joan of Arc: In the 15th century, France is mired in the 100 Years War when a humble voice appears, claiming to have been instructed by the Lord to lead the French army into battle and defend their land against the British. The voice belongs to Jeanne d'Aragon, a teenage girl from a tiny village, and, to the surprise of many, her story does not fall on deaf ears. Wearing the armor of a soldier, the girl known as Joan of Arc leads the French troops in what she believes is a holy battle. Joan would soon be tried for heresy for her actions, but history would vindicate her with sainthood.
Joan Of Arc Burning Star Pendant
                        Hope to have these items listed in the shop in a day or two!  
                                                                       



14 comments:

  1. Love the new pieces, especially the hands.

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  2. I still just love the hands ... but the star is really awesome too! I love them both!!! I was just looking at your profile on here .. we had a bengal cat (male) he was beautiful & I wanted to keep him sooo bad but he wouldn't stop peeing where ever he pleased & he was sooooo mean to my female cat that I have had for years. I just love the beauty of the Savannah cat

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  3. Ness....yep...they are really fun earrings and they wear beautifully...I'm going to tackle a koala bear next...i should be doing a squirrel but i have to go where my inspiration is strongest. Lily is a great cat...I've heard the males especially if un-neutered spray. Lily thinks she's a person...very affectionate...and has a different personality from most cats I've had. She sleeps with us every night...and runs faster and has more sleathiness than any cat except for wild I've ever seen. At times she''ll terrorize my older female "Aunt Tiny"...but it's mostly play...usually at night when she's got lots of pent up energy.

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  4. Love the earrings Sue, they remind me of my visit to the petroglyphs :) :) and your pendant has deertracks!!!!

    nice work as always, Ro

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  5. Ro...i never thought of those as deertracks....but that's awesome. I was trying for flames...but in limited space...and the acheived effect....deertracks! *lol* The hands were fun to make...and came to like them more and more as they evolved...i have seen the hands as petroglyphs...the native american symbolism is quite interesting and spiritual! Sue♥

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  6. Love the joan of arc pendant - it's just stunning. Just wanted to let you know I've added you to the blog roll on my blog. Can't wait to see your next creation
    Becky

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  7. Thanks Becky...been enjoying all your new icy creations and icy beads.♥S
    Had some design problems on my koala bear....didn't want to cut being so unsure of the outcome....did a re-work on the design....as aggravating as it was...ready to cut tomorrow.....a great horse head in the works soon!

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  8. Thanks for visiting J Bar...and for your comments!

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  9. I hope you get well soon! And those pieces are awesome.

    http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

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  10. Fickle Cattle it's nice to have you visit again....3 new pieces finished tonight.....blog ready Monday....2 pendants and one pair of earrings!

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  11. Thank you for stopping by Bean and Button....they were fun to make.

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