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« on: January 21, 2006 03:20:00 PM »

i found a box of these tiles at a thrift store- they sort of remind me of mah jong tiles, but with playing card images- i have no idea how one would play a game with them, so i'm making jewelry instead.

one side has the "1" of hearts, and on the other i decoupaged a tarot card of cupid.

the rest is copper, silver, garnets, amethysts, moonstone, and czech glass.





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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2006 01:42:11 PM »

What a lucky cool find!!!! You made a beautiful necklace.
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006 06:49:40 AM »

OH my gosh, I absolutely ADORE that.  Gimme!  Gimme!  :::snatches loot thru the computer screen:::

Smiley

Congrats on a VERY cool find, and I love your beadwork.

Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006 07:13:15 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I have some very strict rules about the jewelry I wear (regarding funkiness and uniqueness) and I would totally wear this!  Congrats on the awesome find.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006 07:16:40 AM »

wow i love this, the beads etc are great too!! how big is the tile?
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006 01:03:15 PM »

the name of the card is 'the lovers'.

very beautiful. that seems to be a very old card.

i knew my random tarot knowledge would come in handy some point in my life.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2006 05:21:53 AM »

wow, thanks for the compliments Smiley

the tile is just under 1" x 1.5".  the tarot image is actually a reproduction from some wrapping paper...i have more of both so i'll be adding some to my shop to sell.

o/t but re:tarot cards, this world spirit deck is my all-time very favorite tarot ever.  there are no reversed meanings, just positive takes on all manner of spiritually/culturally diverse perspectives.  and the artwork is gorgeous- it took the artist 7 years to complete all the linograph carvings for each image.  wow.
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