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The Raven

About this design:

Named after the poem by Edgar Allan Poe. I tried to incorporate parts of the poem in the necklace.

"—vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow—"


Seed Beads 11/0 - Opaque Matte Black, White with Travertine, Terra Pearl Opal, Toho Treasures Rainbow Rosaline Opaque Purple, Silver-, 5 mm Czech Glass Jet Druks, LB Zola Elements Ant. Silver Plated Spoke Spacers, LB TierraCast White Bronze (plated) Hammertone Magnetic Clasp Set 18x9mm

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    Melody F says:

    So glad to see a post from you–and a poetic bird! This piece has it for me: a bird, a word (nevermore), and purple!

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    Great tribute to a great poem. Another work of art. I really like the colors you chose.

  3. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    Great necklace to honor a post we will head from nevermore. The Raven was my favorite poem.

  4. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Don’t you know, I was outside early this morning ‘shoo-ing’ several of these off our rooftop! The Raven focal so fittingly reminds us of this classic poem. I didn’t see in the description, is he some sort of carved stone? It’s great to be inspired by literature as you have here. I love when jewelry tells a story.

  5. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    Beady, long time no see. I love your necklace – and I love the bird. However, I remember that poem in high school. I couldn’t understand it – probably because I was too focused on the Beatles, the Temptations, and boys! Reading about a madman’s descent into wherever he went could have easily been fixed with a bottle of strawberry hill. I’m just joking y’all. I think I got a D on that paper. Haha.
    But- I love the necklace- what is Darwin’s take on that little bird?

  6. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thank you all so much. Crystal – Duh, I forgot to add the raven to my description. It’s ceramic – 1 inch by 1/2 inch. At first, I thought you said you were shooting ravens. Had to reread it.
    And Robin – so funny. I also remember Strawberry Hill. I looked it up – still made by Boones Farm. Hahaha. Nevermore.
    “And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;”

  7. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Robin – Darwin is doing quite well. He’s a real menace. Strawberry Hill is $4.99 for 750 ml.

  8. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Beady, Haha. No, I was stand outside making a fool of myself waving my hands and slapping them together, yelling out ‘shoo…shoo’. Although they can be a bit annoying & destructive, I would never harm these smart, but often misunderstood birds. They really do have an important part in our ecosystem. They have plenty to do in our area! And as for Strawberry Hill, well I had no idea they were still selling it! :)

  9. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Wow Crystal. Wish I could have seen that waving, slapping and shouting. How entertaining!
    Yeah ravens are impressive birds.

  10. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    Hey Beady. This is a great piece. I haven’t checked in for a few days so I’m just seeing it now. I really wasn’t sure what the difference is between a Raven and a Crow so I Googled that. I’ve got a lot of Crows here in the Oasis and they are quite comical – and noisy. I love all the beadwork in the necklace. Glad to hear that Little Darwin is doing so well.

  11. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Thanks KR. Yes we have a lot of crows here also. I think city crows are more friendly than rural crows. When I worked in the city there were a pair of crows that would come to me to get peanuts. It took a while to get their confidence but finally they would come within 10 feet of me for the nuts in the shells. A few years later I went back and they remembered me and flew over for the nuts. Smart birdies.
    Little Darwin loves life so much – he’s hilarious.

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    MH says:

    Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.” I like your raven and your colors are fantastic!

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