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Gilded Oracle by LaughingScarab Gilded Oracle by LaughingScarab
A seer among beetles gazes into into an amethyst gem and foresees its fate- as the centerpiece of a necklace.

Peruvian Chrysophora chrysochlora, fine silver, amethyst, aventurine, and sterling chain.
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Himesatou Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really love the design and I am curious to ask, what kind of metals you use in your jewelry to get the interesting curves and shapes?
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply glorious!
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Heterodyning Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Gorgeous!
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nukeproof Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
This is very inspirational.

What I really don't like is the size of the rings. They are a bit too big. I think it would have looked better with rings the size of the connection ring to the small chain. That concerns both the rings on the necklace and the rings on the amulet itself. Just my opininon though.
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Miss-Minerva-Sage Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Wow :wow: what a powerful piece! Beautiful!
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Thank you kindly!
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GrzebykK Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
It seems so light and elegant.
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
& it is, too. Thank ye!
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SaraStar Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
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Beautiful, as always. :)
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
Thank you!
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Caitypa Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
this is beautiful.. where do you get the bugs? like, do you order them online (as weird as that sounds...) or do you just find them in your garage? lol
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
I do use local bugs (See the Flying Jewel Ring) but for more exotic ones like this, I have to order them.
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Amohs Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I am still amazed that those beetles are strong enough to be made into jewelry!
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LaughingScarab Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Chitin is tough stuff. I stabilized this one a little bit with some cunningly-placed superglue on the underside, though, just in case.
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