Thursday, September 4, 2008

Celtic Twilight

The 'Tuatha De Danann' are an ancient race of Gods and Goddesses who feature in Celtic mythology. They are also this week's YOJ theme on the Beading Forum :D

Being of Celtic/Scottish descent, and a long-time lover of anything mythological and archaic, I couldn't pass up the chance to make something with a distinctly Celtic flavour.

And 'Celtic Twilight' is what I came up with:








I was particularly inspired by Brigid (pronounced 'Breet'), one of the more well-known of the Tuatha De Danann. She is considered a Celtic Triple Goddess, and I wanted to represent the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone into my piece...hence the three glass drops. The Celtic knotwork is a design which I found and modified to suit my design, and it hangs from an antique copper chain.

3 comments:

  1. What a stunning piece of beadwork; I could see that embellishing a beautiful wedding gown - or a flapper dress :) - I am so envious of your talent. I'm just sorry that I'm already married and that I'm no longer the shape for a flapper-dress, LOL

    Best wishes with your jewellery .... hope you have a great 2011.

    Margaret

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