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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Relic - Talisman Style Necklace and Giveway by Lori Anderson

I purchased a beautiful dark wing pendant from Ingrid Mueller some time back.  Yesterday, it called to me.  Out of it grew this relic or talisman type necklace.  Do you know the true meaning of the word relic.  I have noticed many people on Etsy use it to describe something that is merely old or something that only looks old.  Originally, a relic was part of a body of a saint such as a piece of bone, or a tooth.  A looser definition requires that the relic contain some organic component, like feathers or bone or horn.  Anyway, to this porcelain wing, I added a three sided connector of stoneware by Karen Totten of Starry Road Studio, some bone, some horn, a carved howlite skull, a carved turquoise magnesite cross and used copper as the glue to hold it all together.  I also made it longer than I usually make.

Also, for today, I wanted to share with you that Lori Anderson is having another fantastic giveaway.  Be sure to visit her blog by clicking here to enter.


Sarah S said...

Thanks for the heads up about the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Woot Woot! Love the feather relic! Way to go Jean. I'll be sure to go and check Lori's giveaway.


potterygirl1 said...

Thanks for the history lesson, and love the necklace you created!

Marti C. said...

Very cool! Love this look!

Natalie -- NKP Designs said...

I hadn't realized that about relic. Very good definition and beautiful necklace by the way!