Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Inspiration and Kahleesi Necklace

Good Morning,

Where does your inspiration come from?  Many people refer to a "Muse" or other sprite of thought for the idea that begins to spark in the mind and finally catches, turning in to a bright and shining beacon of a completed what have you.  Yea inspiration.

Mine comes from all over the place and no piece shows that more concisely than Kahleesi.  Inspired by museums, and ancient archeological finds, reminiscent of coins, and the lands of Geeks, Romans and Egyptians come to mind (for me) when looking at the piece.

The name for the piece is also inspired.  I racked my brain for quite a some time trying to come up with something that I thought fit the feel and was appropriate for necklace.  Things like "Cleopatra" and "Aphrodite", have been done and sometimes much to often.  Why not bring the piece into the modern world.  But it is not modern my brain whined!  It is, I argued back with myself.  This went on for a while.

I stared at this for what seemed like an eternity, and then  just by chance or out of boredom, I looked over to my bookcase and there in big bold black letters what did I read?  A Game of Thrones.  Hey now!  The hamster got back on the wheel and we ran the poor thing ragged pouring through the book for names.

"What's in a name"... (Shut up, Shakespeare!)

I was unaware that the books by George R.R. Martin had become such a popular HBO Series, and has an avid following of fans.   Now we're getting somewhere.  I have a source, a good reason, now I need an appropriate name... and how come everything is spelled weird!  After a bit of page flipping and description reading I settled upon the character's name of "Kahleesi" (at least I can spell it).

Created using Jeweler's Bronze (aka "Merlin's Gold"), Copper and genuine Turquoise beads.  The disks (coins) have been cut from sheet metal, jump rings and head pins are hand crafted using 20 and 18 gauge wire.  Genuine Turquoise beads in two sizes accent the antiqued bronze chain, the disks have been antiqued for a consistent design.

High Fashion or Fantasy.  This would be great for SCA events, Belly Dancers, Costuming, Cos-Play Cons, Steampunk Fashionistas, Boho Chic, Office attire or Date Night.  Light weight and fun to wear.  Appropriate for any Queen Across the Sea or closer to your own Realm of home.

Available at, matching earrings are included.

Thank you for stopping in and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day.

**This piece is not affiliated with the HBO Series in any way.

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