Neo Tribal Neck Piece

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Neo Tribal Neck Piece

Post by sooZen » November 11th, 2009, 11:14 am

Here is one of my art neck pieces and the earrings to match. The image was scanned hence some lack of resolution but I wanted to share some of my work.

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Materials are some green prehnite carved beads (a type of rutilated quartz with black inclusions), bone rondells, amber chips, some of my beaded bead spacers and wire work with bead spacers, an old Afghani coin and some Hill Tribe silver.

I found the carved prehnite in a large tub of beads at the flea market in Santa Fe and knew that I could bead them. Most of the seed beadwork is peyote stitch around the prehnite. The stone is mined in Australia originally but I do not know who did the carving.
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Post by Barry » November 11th, 2009, 11:59 am

Very nice. Susan would love it. I can see it on her. How long is it? She mostly does 14" or less.

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Post by Artguy » November 11th, 2009, 12:03 pm

So how do I join this tribe?

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Post by judih » November 11th, 2009, 3:45 pm

this is amazing work. intricate gorgeous art.

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 11th, 2009, 4:49 pm

Beeeaaaauuuuutiful!

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Post by the mingo » November 12th, 2009, 12:03 am

I love the colors you have chosen. And the beaded beads. My Nancy has done beaded beads for the straps that suspend some of our bags. And I double love the earrings you made to go with this. The suspension of them from that dark crosspiece was an immaculate idea sooZ. Righteous!
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Post by SadLuckDame » November 12th, 2009, 12:10 am

sooZen, you have me Oooing. Beautiful every bit of the way.
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Post by sooZen » November 12th, 2009, 10:18 am

Barry, almost all of my art neck pieces are long, at least 20 inches or more and take real bravado to wear. They are not for the faint at heart or those that don't like standing out in a crowd because of their jewels.

I don't make anything, even chokers, smaller than 14 inches and most chokers that Cec makes (his specialty is a choker/bracelet that can be worn as a choker or looped as a bracelet) are all at least 15 and 16 inches with clasp.

Kurt...you are a member of the tribe!

And thanks to you all for looking and the kind words!!! This piece took a lot of work to complete and like most of my creations, it is one of a kind for their will never be another like it. You artists can appreciate that! :wink:
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Post by the mingo » November 12th, 2009, 11:40 am

Indeed I do.
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Post by mb » November 12th, 2009, 12:13 pm

very cool!

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Post by WIREMAN » November 12th, 2009, 5:27 pm

beautiful sooz....the colors make me smile.....& your crafting of the ensemble is exquisite.....
me I feel like I'm becoming some kinda Kung fu t.v. Priest.....

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Post by sooZen » November 13th, 2009, 9:55 am

Thank you once again my friends.

And coming from you Wired, that is high praise indeed.
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Post by Arcadia » November 13th, 2009, 7:29 pm

qué hermoso, Soozen!!! :D also loved the materials´s references

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