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Amethyst Dragon by JenniferWeiler Amethyst Dragon by JenniferWeiler
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So awhile back I found a girl on Etsy that had skull necklaces which is nothing new to me, I've made them before but she utilized clay with them. SO naturally, I had to try it lol. I made a smaller version with a mink skull that I'll be posting soon before I did this one just to test it. This process has been AWESOME! I'm so in love with the finished product!! I used things I got for Christmas to make it as I haven't done a jewelry piece for me and I really wanted something crazy to wear to dinner and freak my mom out LOL jk. XD

I used a amethyst as the focal color and stone as it's always been an important one to both my mother and to me based off of it's healing properties and positive energy. This is a heavy piece but the mink skull is much smaller and lighter. I like heavy pieces that swing around a lot so naturally, I had to use the larger of the two haha. In length, it's about a foot long in the front.

Materials: gray fox skull, sculpey, acrylic paints, rhinestones, amethyst point, smokey quartz point, lavender agate cabochon, victorian era filigree pendant with glass vial, Czech glass beads, fire polished lavender glass beads, swarovksy crystals, two sizes of copper chain, two authentic coins from India taken from a broken vintage bracelet, copper clasp, dyed purple geode slice, copper wire
This piece is SOLD.

Thanks for viewing!! ^~^

Won first place in the Myths and Legends contest by :icondevious-jewellery: here: devious-jewellery.deviantart.c…



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:iconfranken-jewels:
Franken-Jewels Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fabulous idea and beautifully executed! I've been trying to find bones and skulls in my shops of choice, but no luck so far! May have to turn to eBay again, at this rate. :p
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Yeah, I can usually find them at the local Ren Faires or from friends of mine that are hunters but if all else fails, Ebay and Etsy are the places to check considering there are quite a few hunters that put the parts they have no use for up for sale. (:
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Franken-Jewels Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
My fiance lives rurally, so I may pester him about finding some bones for me. He won't stop the car for ANY roadkill, though. Not even bones or feathers. :(
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
There you go! Though that may certainly be a problem lol. You can often find them just out walking though so perhaps he may be alright with that. (:
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Franken-Jewels Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Maybe. I guess stopping the car isn't exactly practical. ;p
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha! Depends on your definition of practical. ;D
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
<3
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
^~^ <3
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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GemDeDude Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello! :D

Congrats! As a winner in the contest you receive a feature in my journal (here: [link]) and a pixel art commission. :) The pixel art commission can be an avatar, an emote or whatever pixel scene (see my gallery [link] for examples of what I can make). Please let me know what you'd like. :hug:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, hun! :hug:

I like orchids and datura flowers so perhaps a pixel of that? I'll let you do what you want with it so you're welcome to go nuts! (:

Thanks again! <3
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darkwings16 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
very cool:D
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :la:
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:icondarkwings16:
darkwings16 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem:dummy:
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michawolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, so beautiful!:heart:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^~^ <3
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:iconmichawolf13:
michawolf13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww: NP!
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
That looks amazing! so much lovely detail to it. Fantastic use of the materials- especially the skull. Well done!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I love combining funky materials and this contest created a fun opportunity for that! Not to mention it's a fun piece to wear haha! Thanks again! <3
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is by far one of the most beautiful jewelry I've seen here :eager:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow! Thank you so much for such a kind compliment! I'm glad you like my work! ^~^ <3
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xNatje Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
that's a great piece!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it! (:
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Esaki Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS AWESOME!
Its beautifully made and i love how the fox skull is still recognizable!

I have a question though, did you bake the skull in the oven? I seen that you used sculpey and i was curious!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it and I appreciate your kind comment! <3

I did. Everything was sculpted on, stones included, and then the skull, stones, and sculpey were baked together. (:
Hope that helps!
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Esaki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thats amazing! Thanks for the reply,
i was very curious about this piece!
Beautiful!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely, hun! I'm glad it was able to relieve some of that curiosity. (:
Thanks!! <3
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MercilessInk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Filmographer
DRAGON!!!!!??? a girl after my own heart =P
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
But of course! :squee:
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MercilessInk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:w00t!:
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s-darkling Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh I LOVE IT!!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!! :la:
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:iconsephina-darkwinds:
Sephina-Darkwinds Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love it.
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! I love it too!! Wore it out today and scared some old people. XDD
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anubis-pumpkinqueen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Awesome! :love:
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! ^~^
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
I would absolutely LOVE to see someone where this out in public, I'm sure they would get a lot of puzzled and awed facial expressions. xD
This is a gorgeous necklace. Amethyst is one of my favorite stones :love: you did a wonderful job creating this! :)
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha I wear it out in public!! :la:
Perhaps I should candidly take photos of people freakin' out and then post them? XDDD

Oh I hear you! Amethyst is one of my favorites as well! <3
Thanks so much!!! ^~^
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
YES, do it. XD Haha (I would wear it out in public as well, I LOVE funky stuff like this~)

I see you put Smokey Quartz in it as well? Ahh, I love that stone too. (you really put some really good energy stones in this!)
Hopefully the Amethyst won't fade too fast or too much, that would be a shame. :(
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL!!! I wore it out today and got tons of scared and creeped out looks from older people but all the girls my age wanted one so I ended up dishing out my contact info more than I got nasty looks. HEC YEAH! +1 for society haha!

I did! I love smokey quartz. I collect stones and they're ALL over my room. Thanks!

I don't think it will. It's one that my mom has had a long time and she passed it along to me as with several others that I keep in my room. <3
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Woohoo! :dance: Gotta LOVE it when that happens, hahaha!
If only you had gotten pictures of those old people's faces. O V O pfft
Ah man, I'd love to commission a necklace from you if I weren't a poor college student~ Q v Q

I collect stones too! I have so many scattered all over the place, I bet I could start a museum of tumbled ones, pfft. :D I love going out to places and naming all the stones I see, haha! My favorite stones besides Amethyst are Malachite and Kambaba Jasper (I could list a ton more, but I'll save you the read. xD)

Ah, that's good. It's a shame when they fade. :/
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaha absolutely!! :squee:

Oh I know! I wish I had too. Dude... I totally understand being a broke college student. I'm out of college now though and I'm just a broke artist. XDD
If you ever want to, I do payment plans. I'll also be posting a tutorial on how to make these too. ^~^

YAY!! Hahaha!! I have all kinds, everywhere too. XDD
Those are some pretty ones too!! I love ametrine and labradorite. <3
Lol I don't mind lists of stones haha!! It definitely is. :/
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Oh man, I seriously would if I wasn't already on the brink of dropping out of school from lack of money. D: If I ever get a job I'll totally spend some of my paycheck on your lovely necklaces :love: I just really can't right now. x__x;
HAHA that's going to be me in the next three years or so... broke artist. XD

Tutorial?! Yus, now I just have to find me some skulls and have the courage to glue some rocks to it. :U

OOh, What I really want is one of the large bigger-than-your-hand quartz points. THOSE are gorgeous :heart: Ooh, yes, labradorite is soo pretty!
Haha, I have like... at least 80 stones now~ o v o""
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh dude I hear you... College is getting EXPENSIVE. I dropped out of the one I was in and I had tons of scholarships because it was cheaper to go to a two-year at full price than it was to go to my liberal arts college with enough scholarships that I was only paying room and board. x-x

Good luck trying to find a job!! One of my friends FINALLY found one after months of trying desperately to get one. the economy just sucks so bad right now. :shrug:
HAHAHA!! I remember going to my guidance counselor when I was looking into colleges and she asked me what I wanted to do as my career choice and I said to be an artist and she goes, "oh you want to teach it?!" and I said no that I wanted to sell it and make a living off of that. She stared at me and then got a big grin and goes, "oooohhh you want to be a starving artist!" :iconfacepalmplz:

Hahaha YUP! I know there's others that watch me and are crafty and I don't like hoarding secrets on how to do things haha. You can pick up skulls pretty cheap, actually. I get most of mine from the taxidermy section on Ebay and from a friend out west. Keep an eye out and you can pick up a skull for like $5 on Ebay.

YES!! Dude... I saw some amethyst on Ebay not too long ago that were pulled from a casino and they were HUGE!! They were taller than my dad. x-x
If I had had the money, those would be in my bedroom lol. Oh man.. I don't think I can count all of mine. I have ones that I've purchased, been given, or found on hiking excursions in the mountains. They're addicting!!! :la:
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the3rdplanet Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Just curious, but where do you get your skulls? Do you find them? Are they easy to find? Or, do you buy them somewhere? I've been wanting to do something like this for ages!
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JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
EBAY! :la:

Haha I have a few sellers that I know that collect them legally and one woman's family hunts them and she sells them to artists. I also find them and collect them from friends and family and hikes in the woods. There's a taxidermy section on Ebay in the "Outdoor Sports" category.

I believe it goes, Outdoor Sports -> Hunting -> Taxidermy or something like that.

Hope that helps!! ^~^
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Jakfan15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is awesome and so beautiful!
amethyst is the best!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!! Haha I agree there! I've loved amethyst for forever! XD
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Jakfan15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! same here
i am wearing some now!
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:iconjenniferweiler:
JenniferWeiler Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hec yeah!! :woohoo:
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