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So as I discussed in [livejournal.com profile] zutarotica recently, I have opened up an etsy shop! The purpose is to create and sell jewelry (fine gemstone and otherwise) inspired by Avatar: the Last Airbender. ^^ Geeky, I know, but I was inspired to embark on it after seeing these posts in [livejournal.com profile] avatar_fans, and the idea took hold and wouldn't let me go. I've had a thing for making jewelry anyway for a while now, and this seems to be a great outlet.

So for my flist, I thought I'd give a sneak peek at some of the stones and focal pieces I've been gathering for my upcoming projects:

This is a red pendant carved out of carnelian stone, with a Taiji dragon on one side and a phoenix on the other. The symbol in the middle, the yin/yang surrounded by boxes, slightly resembles the Korean flag. Pretty appropriate for Fire Nation royalty attire.

An ammonite fossil embedded in silver. Ammonite is an ancient mollusc that went extinct somewhere in the Cretaceous period, and the fossils of their tightly spiraled shells were called ammonis cornua, after the Egyptian god Amun who was often revealed as a ram. (TBT flashbacks, anyone? ^^)

Given the spiral design, and the fact that ammonite is an ancient fossil buried deep in the earth, I thought this would make the *perfect* focal piece for a hypothetical Toph/Aang necklace. ^^

Volcanic cherry quartz. I thought this would make a great focal piece for either a bracelet or necklace inspired by Ty Lee. (Along with the tagline "Your aura will never be pinker!" XD)

And this is a wolf's head relief, carved out of mookaite jasper. Mookaite jasper is an Australian stone, and is considered to be a source of healing that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away.

I thought this might be a good focal stone for a Sokka wolf-warrior-inspired necklace. It's not blue, but it definitely resembles what might be intricately-carved Water Tribe jewelry.

That's it for now...I've assembled most of the items I need, and I'll be spending the next several weeks busily constructing. I'll be sure to make a link to the finished projects when they're done! :D
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