Monday, April 6, 2009

More Russian Fairytales

This pendant is made for the Smyckestillbehör competition. Together with other entries, it is listed in their blog. Everybody is welcome to have a look and leave thier comments on any of the entering creations before the 20th of April.

The inspiration for this necklace comes from fairytales of Pavel Bozhov, a famous Russian writer. Born in Ural (as my mother), he was writing about the hidden treasuries of this remarkable part of Russia: the mines rich with gems and precious metals and people rich with talent.

The story tells about a skillful miner that wanted to make a flower of stone that would have come alive. The poor guy had some set-backs on his way and made several beta-versions before coming up with his final creation, the angel's trumpet inspired stone flower. Well, I will pick the white Angel's flower some other time.

For now - the pendant is made with Charoite, a rare stone with rich natural lilac color. It is mined only in one place on entire planet - on the banks of river Chara in Yakutia region in north of Russia.






Take care!

4 comments:

Enchanted Beads said...

Your work is exquisite! I love all your pieces, youare very talented!
Ileana
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Carol said...

This is such a beautiful stone and your beading has certainly enhanced its beauty.

Karen Gill hidingplacebeadery.etsy.com said...

Olga, I love all your work, but I think this might be my favorite of all! It is absolutely gorgeous!! I adore the colors.

Karen

Lojs said...

Love it, love it, love it!! :)