Friday, June 20, 2008

Max, the sleepy cat

Stepping softly, Max
Reached the grass and laid down for
His afternoon nap.
- storybeader


This is the cutest pendant, 2.5" long, with a cat named Max laying in the grass. The pendant is carved from bone, then soaked in tea, to create an 3-D look with shadowing.



The foundation row is made with wood beads and green "cat's eye" beads. Well, I had to look up what the REAL name of the stone was - it's chrysoberyl. Probably why they use the nickname - I can't say it! The stone is found in deposits in Brazil, Sri Lanki and East Africa. Cat's eye protects the wearer and keeps disasters at bay. The stone is usually made into cabachons, because the taller rounded shape of a cabachon gives off a line, or slit, looking like an eye. But I thought the rondelle beads were appropriate here.

The total length of the necklace is 47" long, and it has a sturdy barrel clasp. But you don't even need to open it, since the necklace can fit over your neck.

2 comments:

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

We are both Snapdragons!

Max the Cat necklace is as adorable as your story that goes along with it!

Lily

storybeader said...

thanks, Lily. When I saw "Max", I got two. I knew someone out there was a cat lover. Well, one sold at the Museum, with chipped stones. This is the other one.

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