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Wire Wrapped Pendants! 

Who’s still looking for a gift for a special someone? All these pieces are now available to be wrapped in either sterling silver or 14k gold filled wire. There’s only one each available at this time, and to claim one, all you need to do is email me at rebekka@bekkathyst.com with the name of the stone you’d like and I’ll let you know if you were the first to claim it or not! The price includes an 18″ chain of either sterling silver or 14k gold fill (depending on what wire you chose for the stone- if you don’t want a chain, the price will be lowered) complete with a handmade clasp. These will all come gift wrapped with an additional little crystal gift. Here are the stone names and prices: 

Top row (left to right): gold sheen obsidian ($50), blue labradorite ($50), amethyst druzy ($55), rutilated quartz ($60), gemmy rhodochrosite ($70)

Bottom row (left to right): purple labradorite ($75), dendritic opal ($45), agatized fossilized coral ($45), Mexican lace agate ($40), rose quartz ($50)

“She called me her little scorpion and only said my name aloud once…”
This piece was inspired by the blood scorpion that serves as Miss Ives’ protector, and was drawn free-hand to resemble the Penny Dreadful scorpion logo as closely as possible. It is handmade entirely from .925 sterling silver. It is completely hand-cut with a jeweler’s saw in a single piece, which is fused to another piece of sterling. A single, faceted, teardrop garnet sits clutched between the scorpion’s claws. This pendant is finished with lengths of sterling chain and genuine garnet accents. A handmade toggle clasp holds it against the hollow of the throat. (via i-am-pale-fire)

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New Ecthelion of the Fountain photos from C2E2!  Sadly I didn’t have any of my Silmarillion buddies in costume that day, but I never get to wear this costume and I finally got a new wig, so I figured why not XD I was surprised I actually got stopped a fair few times just because people thought it was pretty even though nobody had any idea who I was.

On that note, I think I can finally call this costume done? XD I’ve been wearing it in various states of unfinished since fall but I don’t think I need to do anymore to it, and it actually ended up being one of my favorites.  The design is mine, and everything is handmade besides the clasps/jewelry and boots.  Patterns are either created from scratch or modified from existing ones, and the decoration is a mix of machine and hand embroidery with a teeny bit of hand beading.  I did do a teeny bit of photoshopping on my eyes since I’m not sure what happened to my contacts. XD

Ecthelion- Me
Photos- Corey Crowley
Editing- Me

prompt: "ornament"

characters: hitsugaya, karin, ukitake, kurosaki family
pairings: hitsugaya/karin, mild isshin/masaki
note: for ichilover – i was her secret santa!! :D merry christmas and a happy new year’s to you, beautiful ^__^

The smithy was especially scorching on a summer day like today, but Hitsugaya used every ounce of concentration he had to focus not on the sweat dripping down his back, but rather on the hands at work before him.

“Ukitake-san,” he asked his mentor, “what are you making today?”

The blacksmith’s smile was kind as he brought down the metal to his eye-level, so the boy could peer at it closely and possibly discern what it was. His lip curled, however, at the shapeless lump of steel, and unable to even remotely guess what it might be, he was forced to ask, “What is it?”

Ukitake laughed as he put it back on the table. “An old friend came to see me a few days ago,” he explained fondly. “Isshin-san and I have been friends since we were young, and it seems the anniversary of his wedding is soon approaching, so he came to me especially and asked if I wouldn’t mind making him a gift for his wife.” At the sight of Hitsugaya’s confused, expectant stare, he laughed again and elaborated, “It’s a hair ornament.”

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