Elessar

Mar. 14th, 2014 09:46 pm
[identity profile] elliska.livejournal.com
I made three versions of the Elessar for B2MEM and Dreamflower kindly invited me to post them here. :-)

I was working from this prompt: "My heart will be glad, even in the winter." (Fellowship of the Ring, "Lothlórien")
Winter brings with it the darkest time of the year but also a return to light. Write or create art about a moment in a character's life when she or he began to perceive hope in the midst of darkness.

And was further inspired by this quote from the same chapter:

'Yet maybe this will lighten your heart,' said Galadriel; 'for it was left in my care to be given to you, should you pass through this land.' Then she lifted from her lap a great stone of a clear green, set in a silver brooch that was wrought in the likeness of an eagle with outspread wings; and as she held it up the gem flashed like the sun shining through the leaves of spring. 'This stone I gave to Celebrían my daughter, and she to hers; and now it comes to you as a token of hope. In this hour take the name that was foretold for you, Elessar, the Elfstone of the house of Elendil!

The idea of the Elessar seemed perfectly related to the prompt--the idea of glad heart and a return to hope/light.

So, I decided to remake that jewel.

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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Here is a link to an absolutely adorable sculpture, made by [livejournal.com profile] aina_baggins for [livejournal.com profile] lbilover's birthday, and posted by [livejournal.com profile] lbilover's permission:

http://lbilover.livejournal.com/229854.html

It's really marvelous work!

White Tree

Aug. 21st, 2007 08:48 pm
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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I posted some pics of the new black velvet dressy purse I made, beaded with the White Tree.

http://dreamflower02.livejournal.com/237941.html
dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (Default)
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I've been painting rocks to look like hobbit holes, and my latest one is pretty big--a little over a foot long, weighing about 20 pounds. Anyway, I documented the process, which I adapted from Lin Wellford's books on painting rocks.

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (my bagend)
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Here are two more projects. These were made a year ago.

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dreamflower: gandalf at bag end (my bagend)
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This is Lord of the Rings Crafts! I hope that everyone who has ever made anything crafty to do with Lord of the Rings, will feel free to come here and post some pics of their projects.
I thought I would kick things off with a couple of posts.

Here is my hobbit purse:

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