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#1 Athena

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

I'm hoping this will work lol bare with me I'm really new to posting pictures.


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So this is a small sample of the type of beading I do, mostly my current favourites like beaded spiders and cuffs.


#2 aurora

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

Wow,simply stunning.I love the spiders.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:04 AM

Very Nice!

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#4 ejfinch

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 11:59 AM

Really pretty, Athena. I love the spiders, too!!

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 12:32 PM

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Fantastic !

Nice Artwork Jewelry Athena !

Like the colors of the beads

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

Beautiful work...

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:04 PM


omgosh Athena ! How intricate and stunning. Pray tell, what do you do with these 8 legged Bling-Blings..... these Artsy Arachnids ??

Wonderful talent, Athena of the Artsy Arachnids, Weaver of Beaded Bling Blings. What do you do with them, after creation ? ( hint hint )biggrin.gif

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

Very cool!
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

Your beading is lovely. I especially like the spiders.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

I really like these. Spiders are great.

#11 Athena

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:07 PM

Those bling bling spiders are currently decorating my home along with a couple scorpions and dragonflies and one lonely turkey , I am keeping them for Halloween afterwards I'm undecided lol.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

Ooooo pretty! I can appreciate the work that went in to making those as this is my hobby as well. Very nice work! I love the colors you chose.

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:35 AM

Love your work, Athena, your spiders and bracelets are gorgeous. You ever make anything more masculine? Posted Image

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:37 AM

That's really lovely!  :thumbsup:



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 12:00 PM

I'm dying with love for those spiders Athena! Very very impressive and lovely to behold. I have quite a few (harmless) spiders around the house up in corners and what not helping with the real pests that like to show up from time to time. They honestly give me the wiggins, but I feel I do the same to them so we just stay out of each others way. I do appreciate them on so many levels though and would love to gift them with an item like that as a sort of tribute for all their hard work round the house.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:09 PM

I do sell them at our cultural center, they are Cherokee good luck spiders I generally put a good sign on their backs by twisting the wire there a bit although for others in the craft I leave them blank so they can do as they wish. I sell them for 12.00, I would do 10.00 plus shipping if anyone's interested and you can pick from the colors of beads I have.

I have them occupying my home all over the place lol I put them up for Halloween and they sort of just stuck around looking pretty.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:11 AM

Oh! That's gorgeous Athena! :)

 

I actually have a couple of these from several years ago, as well as a scorpion made the same way. I didn't realise they had a Cherokee background, mine were from an English craft market and I (and my Mom) thought how beautiful they were. I'll have to look into that history now that I know it exists. Would a beaded scorpion also have that kind of background, or just the spiders?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:19 AM

Wow! I absolutely LOVE the spiders! ♥



#19 Athena

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 04:12 PM

As far as I know just the spiders, they have very different meanings from tribe to tribe though the Cherokee believed they where lucky while the Lakota and Arapaho believed they where tricksters and the Hopi believe they where creators and the Navajo believe they are helpers so it really differs from tribe to tribe. The scorpion doesn't seem to have nearly as much lore in native culture the dragonfly has some interesting things although I can't tell you for sure which tribe it comes from it is very interesting.When a dragonfly lands on you, you will hear excellent news from someone far away from home. A dead dragonfly symbolizes sad news. Dragonfly symbolism crosses and combines with that of the butterfly and change. The dragonfly symbolizes going past self-created illusions that limit our growing and changing. Dragonflies are a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity.

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:52 PM

Super! You and my daughter have a knack with beads for sure. lol love that pretty spider! (and I don't like bugs in general but this one isn't able to bite me so yeah)


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