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thesunandtheturtle
« on: September 04, 2011 11:55:03 AM »

Hello everybody!
I read about this challenge and I got so happy! All handicrafts I do are inspired by nature but I felt I should do something special this time and show it to all of you. So I went to the forest, picked some beauties from the ground and started creating this amazing pendant. So far this is the prettiest one I have created with my brand, I still have to put it to dry and spray something on top but I could not resist to show you the result! The materials are Pine sticks, some moss we removed from the wood of our home (is bad fro the wood even though it looks awesome), hazelnut caskets, birch bark, Reindeer lichen and British soldier lichen.






We love the forest, often we find so beautiful pieces of magic in there that even though people here in Finland doesn't appreciate jewelry made with natural materials, we continue struggling for a better understanding of real beauty, of pure beauty.

Hope you like my pendant, let me know your opinions.






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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2011 11:56:48 AM »

Gorgeous! I love the lichen!
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2011 12:04:38 PM »

I Love it! It reminds me of a lamp I made with items collected from the forest, but the size and detail make your pendant really special... especially since you can wear it!
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011 12:13:11 PM »

This is beautiful! I'd love to carry little pieces of forest with me so I could feel close to nature all the time.
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011 01:31:59 PM »

It's so very pretty!!  will the lichen dry to a brown?  how long will that take? 

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011 01:38:12 PM »

It's so very pretty!!  will the lichen dry to a brown?  how long will that take? 

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Hi =) The lichen is dried already, I put them in the sauna and dried before hand. The colors will remain like that as far as I have seen in my other pieces. Thanks a lot for your comment
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2011 01:41:43 PM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2011 02:23:16 PM »

How beautiful! Thank you for sharing Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2011 02:35:46 PM »

So beautiful and unusual! I love the nut husks, have they been eaten by something (squirrels?)
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« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2011 02:44:36 PM »

So beautiful and unusual! I love the nut husks, have they been eaten by something (squirrels?)

Hi! thanks for your kind comment, yes! at this time of the year the squirrels are eating all the hazelnuts and not leaving anything for us =) only the caskets.
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011 02:55:02 PM »

Lovely pendant.  Nice arrangement.
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« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2011 05:02:23 PM »

That is so pretty. I want one.
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« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2011 10:05:24 PM »

Oh my, I love this!
Now I want one!
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2011 10:37:31 PM »

This is so beautiful! It looks like something that a fairy would wear. I want one!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2011 11:37:52 PM »

This is so beautiful! It looks like something that a fairy would wear. I want one!!!!

Thanks a lot! definitely, I love fairies and I thought about it when I was making it. I think I would try to make some ad put them on etsy jejeje. Thanks for your nice comment.
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« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2011 11:40:04 PM »

This is stunning!
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2011 12:17:47 AM »

I love this. The pendant is beautiful.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2011 02:51:32 AM »

Just beautiful! Love it.
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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2011 10:07:47 AM »

Thanks you all it makes me so happy to see so many nature lovers around here. Suddenly the world feels less hopeless Wink
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2011 12:26:33 PM »

Really beautiful! I love the wire and all the lichens. It's a miniature work of art!
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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2011 09:20:57 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2011 03:04:00 AM »

absolutely gorgeous, i love the metal work too
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« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2011 09:53:01 PM »

Very pretty and out of the ordinary.What do you use to stop it from crumbling when it's dried?
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2011 12:02:56 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2011 12:10:35 PM »

Very pretty and out of the ordinary.What do you use to stop it from crumbling when it's dried?

Hi =) Usually I make experiments with different materials before I put them on the pendants, so I put them under several weather conditions, then I dry them in the sauna or in the oven for several hours or days, and many other things ,  Finally after all the tests I spray laca several timessontinue watching the behaviour. But after so many years picking things from the forest and collecting seeds and bark now I know which ones are durable and which ones not that much =)
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« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2011 03:59:50 PM »

Absolutely beautiful Shocked
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« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2011 09:56:42 AM »

Wow, fabulous! This is the first that I see on this site, and lets just say wow, again!
Beautiful!
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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2011 07:31:24 PM »

This is stunning. I love the way that you captured the forest floor in something that you can wear. You did an amazing job!
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« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2011 12:46:44 PM »

Thanks you very much for all the kind comments. it is nice to see how many nature lovers are around this community =)
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« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2011 08:46:52 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #30 on: October 17, 2011 03:24:43 PM »

How beautiful!

you truly captured a little bit of the northern, magic forest !!
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