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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Hippocamp Necklace - Horse of the Sea

I have used another one of Ingrid's rustic porcelain pieces in this necklace.  I am a big fan of mythology, I love dragons and have an extensive collection of antique buttons in all materials depicting all form of dragons and other mythological creatures.  So when she listed this, I felt my heart begin to beat fast.

Hippocamps were the horses of the sea.  They were depicted as composite creatures with the head and fore-parts of a horse and the serpent like tail of a fish.  The ancients believed they were the adult-form of the fish we call the "sea-horse".  They were the mounts of nymphs and sea-gods and Poseidon drove a chariot drawn by two or four of the creatures.

In addition to Ingrid's lovely pendant, I have used one of Ingrid's embossed beads in the same glaze, a wonderfully textured stoneware bead by Marti Conrad, a fiber bead made by Carolyn Saxby (these were a gift from Sophie), a gorgeous lampwork bead by Lynda Cogbill and paint brush jasper ovals and rounds.  The creamy white disc bead is one of the wonderful colors of Mookaite.  I also added a twisted  sea urchin stick to represent Poseidon's trident.

There are some fabulous art beads in this necklace.  I hope you like it.

You will recall that Mom lost her Belgian Turvuren, Maggie, a few weeks ago.  Well, I would like to introduce you all to Latte, Mom's new baby.  She is a Chihuahua mix and weighs about 14 lbs.  She is settling right in to Mom's house, but let me tell you, Mom's house is pretty easy to settle into.  She is an old fashioned Mom that thinks she needs to be waiting on her youngin's all the time.


potterygirl1 said...

I love all the beutiful art beads you used in this amazing necklace.
Another gorgeous piece!

potterygirl1 said...

Your mom's dog is so cute! What's her name?

Jean A. Wells said...

Her name is Latte.

Sandra said...

love the necklace and that doggy's look it so cute. he has that "you looking' at me?" look.

Marti C. said...

Well, you know I love the doggie! So cute! And the pendant in this necklace is incredible! Great job putting it all together so nicely!

Anonymous said...

Love love love the necklace!

Anonymous said...

Totally awesome to all.