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Time Travel, Too

About this design:

I had so much fun with my first time machine, I just had to make another!


Earthenwood Studios pendant, link and clasp; Grace Lampwork grayscale rondelles; shell pearls--winter mix, glass pearls; crystal briolettes; silver-lined jonquil lampwork beads; antique silver bead caps; antique copper chain, etched links and head pins; gunmetal chain

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Is this a time machine or are you sure it isn’t a device which opens a wormhole to an alternate universe.
    Very nice Laud.

  2. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Laud! I’m running out of super-fantabulous words to describe your work! Joyful! Adventurous!
    I really like the mixed metals. I especially like the capped rondelles next to the pendant– to me they look like tiny lanterns lighting the way into the past/future/new-lands!!!

  3. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love everything about it, fantastic mix of elements and finishes, when are we leaving ? :D

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    You’ve done it again! Fabulous.
    I like Julie am running out of words to describe your work. You have a gift.

  5. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Fantastic! I also see little yellow “lanterns” flanking the pendant… the grey pearls bracketing the filigree looks spaceship/industrial…. and the Earthenwood pieces are perfect here!

  6. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    PERFECT, just PERFECT!!!!!!! May I co-opt this idea? I have the Earthenwood pieces, too.

  7. Laud
    Laud says:

    Thanks, everyone!

    Deb, good question, I’ve thought of doing a wormhole; in fact, my husband suggested a way to make one, so…stay tuned. Julie, Eeka–Yes! I imagined lanterns, too. Close up, the silver lining of the jonquil glass seems to radiate light, and who doesn’t need a little extra light while time traveling? Asia, I’ve nipped into Egypt (must make up some souvenir jewelry from that…), but I think the next stop is American Southwest Anasazi culture. If you’re up for that, welcome aboard. Becky, go for it. Love to see how your piece will turn out!

  8. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Is your husband into sci-fi or something because not many people thing of making wormholes.

  9. Laud
    Laud says:

    He’s been drafted into the sci-fi crowd after enduring all my TV programs. (He actually likes a few of them.) I’ve been into sci-fi and astronomy since childhood.

  10. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Fabulous!!! Count me in on the Anasazi trip. I would love to see the cliff dwellings when they were inhabited. After, can we visit the pre-Anglo Saxon Celts?

  11. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    wWw!!! I want to do the worm-hole FIRST! StarTrek here I come!
    The Anasazi trip sounds the BEST! They were SO creative and spiritual!
    Yep… I’m volunteering for Anglo-Saxons too!

    How can an English teacher be SO enamored of history??? Let’s GO!!! :)

  12. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Wormhole?? What the heck. ha ha.
    Maybe if I watched sci fi I would know ;)

    Thanks for the laughs ladies.

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Really awesome design……

  14. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Very cool design, Laud!
    Do you have trouble keeping the clasp laying flat? I used it in my “Time Flies” necklace, and I’ve found it doesn’t always lay straight. Really frustrating!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Would love to step through the portal and take about 30 years off my body! (But keep what I’ve learned over the years.) ;-) Wormholes, Star-gates, time machines…….love this stuff!

    I love this piece, Laud. Fabulous design, great balance and beautiful colors! You are SO creative! And you’ve only been doing this, how long?! :-)

  16. Laud
    Laud says:

    Destinations: I have an expedition planned to Bronze Age Ireland (pre-Celtic) to meet the magical Tuatha de Danann, source of all our fairy mythology. Might time that to watch the arrival of the Celts. I’d like to see Iron Age Celtic Hallstatt in Austria, too. Any of that what you had in mind, Jolene?

    Peggy, a wormhole is a tunnel through folded space-time that shortens travel time to distant locations. Theorists postulate that wormholes could be used for time travel, too.

    Susie, the clasp doesn’t seem to be a problem in this because the toggle is at the bottom, weighting it down. I did/do have problems with the clock twisting; it’s a bit too light. Had to add extra jump rings in there to keep it flat.

    Mary, sorry, but time travel doesn’t rejuvenate the traveler. I sooo wish it did.

    I started with beads in December 2011, but before that, I’d spent many years learning embroidery and costuming, often using beads. (Put a needle in my hand, and I’m happy.) I still get frustrated when I have to string without that needle!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    Love this! Your designs are amazing…I sure could use some time travel! LOL

  18. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Wouldn’t happen to have the Tardis in your backyard would ya??

  19. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Thought this photo would be appropriate here. Excellent description of a wormhole Laud. And yes it is too bad that when you go back in time you don’t regress in age. Of course this would actually present a problem if you went back to before you were born because you would not yet exist. So…hmmm..a bit of a quandry if it worked that way.
    Kind of a Sci-Fi fan also. Always loved hearing Carter explain any wornhole theory on Stargate. I personally would like the alternate universe trip myself. Somewhere there is another Deb who is much happier than me. I’m going to find her and take over her life.


  20. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Anyone seen the movie “Another Earth”? Love it. Now I have to find “Melancholia”.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    HAHAHAHAA!!!!!!! :-D LOVE that poster!

    I SO need a good dose of Stargate!!!
    Gonna’ have to dig out the DVD’s.

  22. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Mary I just finished watching the entire series plus the 1st movie then the 2 movies following the series. It was awesome!!! 2 weeks before that I watched Firefly and Serenity. Also awesome! I need Stargate Atlantis now.

    That poster is cool. I’d love to post it.somewhere the confusion!!

  23. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Please send postcards… no, that won’t work. How about giving, a full report upon your return to this time?
    I’d love to schedule a trip to find out just what the people e now call. ‘the Mound Builders’ were really up to.

  24. Laud
    Laud says:

    Deb, thatposter is priceless! Some scientists believe that any trip to the past could only reach an alternate reality (as in the series Sliders). If we do a recent-past trip, come along and look for that other Deb.

    A TARDIS would make all this easier, but I don’t have Timelord technology. I did get TARDIS tire stem caps for Christmas, though.

  25. Laud
    Laud says:

    Eeka, will Serpent Mound do, or are you talking southern Illinois-Missouri?

  26. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    You guys are too much! :) I was reading scifi in early grade school. There are some great kids’ scifi novels published 70-80 years ago that I still dream about. :) And my first term paper was about black holes–this was back before there was anything in the library and I had to hunt down a physics prof. at the local college to get any research material at all. Take me along, too! I want to see 1500 New England and the Pacific NW and B.C. coast in Canada, same time frame.

  27. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Oh yeah, Deb, that poster is AWESOME!!! :) and Laud, there is someone I saw pictures of who crochets wormholes! :)

  28. Laud
    Laud says:

    Becky, tell me you read Heinlein, L’Engle, Eager and Nesbit in grade school–and we’ll be twins separated at birth. Oh, throw in Greek myths.

    1500 New England? Are you looking for the builders of the mysterious stone sites? I’d like to meet those people, too.

    Crocheted wormholes is something I’d like to see. I can picture one strung on wire. Hmm…

  29. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Yes, yes, yes, yes, and yes–d’Aulaire’s (or something like that–I have it at home, it is a pair of French author/illustrators)–book of Greek myths. Did you read a book with a Mr. Bass and a character named after Tycho Brahe? I remember that one being over an inch and a half thick and I read it a bunch of times because it was so well written that I joined the story. Did Nesbit write that one?

    New England–Iroquois and Mohicans. Am I close? I am looking for pre-American Indian life from Maine to Virginia. I am not as versed in history as you are. Make it 1300-1600 and we have it covered. :)

  30. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I will try to find a picture of a woolen wormhole for you. :)

  31. Asia
    Asia says:


  32. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    You want to really mess with your SciFi and myth head try reading Stephen Hawings book “A Brief History of Time” and Joseph Campbell ” The Power of Myth” at the same time.
    I.posted this on another pick but one of my.favorite scifi books was “The Flying Eyes” by J. Hunter Holly. Then there was a book I read where this man was transported where people rode dragonflies like horses. I don’t remember the name. Heinlein was definitely a fave!

  33. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I want to go back to Pre-Columbian Mexico to find who really started the city of Teotihaucan since it is still somewhat of a mystery. And observe the Mayan civilization in during its most productive era. I’ve seen Mayan ruins; Chichen Itza, Tulum, a small site at Xcaret, & some other small places. They are just the most fascinating of all ancient cultures to me. I want to go to Palenque, Bonampak, Uxmal, Tikal…so many!!

  34. Laud
    Laud says:

    Becky, I remembered Mr. Bass, but not the book title, so I looked it up: The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet. Also, pre-Columbian N. America is definitely on the schedule. Deb, I’m envious: You’ve seen some wonderful places. Personally, I’d like to see the Aztec floating city of Tenochtitlan, but I’m a bit worried about ending up a sacrifice to the gods!

  35. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Yes it would be cool to see that Laud. I would say we should get invisibility cloaks also before going anyplace in the past.
    Chichen Itza was amazing!! Tulum was beautiful. I’d love to go back.

  36. Laud
    Laud says:

    Invisibility cloaks…hmm. Probably have to be a bracelet or earrings. Let’s get started!

  37. foxhill designs vt
    foxhill designs vt says:

    Love the poster, Deb!
    If we are invisible, then we can’t interact with the culture we are visiting. How about a universal translator/clothing altering piece of jewelry? Shouldn’t be too flashy or it could get us in trouble. :)

  38. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Interacting is not advisable when visiting the past. Just one small sentence could change the entire course of history. You could return to a present day world that is not the one you left. You could accidently cause a chain reaction that could kill your grandfather and therefore you would not exist. You need to read Stephen King’s book “11/22/63″ to see the horros that result from.saving

  39. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Hmmm didn’t mean to hit.submit but maybe its best if I leave that comment as is.

  40. Laud
    Laud says:

    Some physicists claim that any alteration would cause a split in the timeline, so the “real” world wouldn’t be changed, thus avoiding the Grandfather Paradox. I’d say interacting with very ancient cultures would be difficult, simply because our appearance (coloring, height, dental work, vision correction) would be so noticeable. OK. Must have invisibility for the truly exotic expeditions.

  41. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    I would rather observe than interact anyway, I think. We don’t want to get into a mess like Brigadoon. :)

  42. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Thanks for the title, Laud!! Now I might have to go and read it again! :)

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