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My work in Mixed Media Jewelry and Handmade Books ...

you can also find me at my Site : www.alteredalchemy.com
or at my Etsy shop : alteredalchemy.etsy.com

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Luthien Thye
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
Malaysia
I belong in a different Place and Time...
I believe in True Love...and Fidelity...
I believe in Magic...
I believe in Faeries and Elves ... Hobbits and Middle Earth...
I believe in Karma...
I'm a Piscean and I'm not Ashamed...


I am no Artist ... just a Dreamer ...

Current Residence: my imagination
Favourite genre of music: celtic
Favourite style of art: vintage, boho, rustic, fantasy
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Word Bracelets by luthien27
Word Bracelets

There is power inherent in every word. If a word is used in the right situation, it can bring about either amazing or devastating effects depending on the person who uses it and how it is used. Choose your words wisely.


On the left :
'Be' simply means 'to exist'.
'To be or not to be, that is the question' (Hamlet, Shakespeare)

On the right :
'Seek', not simply to look, but to discover and to search deeper.
I am often times attracted to the word 'seek'. Perhaps I am a seeker in many ways.

What is your word today?


Materials for BE : Brass and copper wires, artisan ceramic beads, Jasper beads, paper, resin, repurposed copper tubing, stained lace, solder and a miniature handmade book in leather and coffee stained papers. Tie on the mini book is waxed linen thread.

Materials for SEEK : Brass and copper wires, artisan ceramic beads, Jasper beads, Indian silk, repurposed brass sheet and solder.

* the bracelets are 8 inches in circumference


find this and other items at alteredalchemy.etsy.com/

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Llara and Maia by luthien27
Llara and Maia

One night I made 2 little books. I wanted them to have something in common with each other, to be somewhat linked. Yet I wanted them to be unique of each other. To link them together the first thing that came to mind was handwritten script. So I had some handwritten script printed and put on both covers. I gave them 2 slightly different colored covers to hint on the beginning of their diverging paths. And then to further link them together, I would give them a similar shape I thought. I decided on a couple of cascading necklaces. Sweet and feminine. The rest of the night saw me giving each of the 2 little books and their cascades different elements within their similar shapes, bringing out their unique characters. After 3 days of dissembling and putting together each unique element, 2 pieces of cascading necklaces were completed this morning. From afar, they look somewhat similar, but if you knew each of them better, you would find that they are both unique, they have their own characters, they have their own style, their own paths.

Just like my two little girls … although they come from the same 'vessel' so to speak, they are each their own person with their own little quirks and characteristics. One day, they will undoubtedly embark on different paths. My hope for them is to grow up into positive role models, to dare to dream and be whatever their hearts desire. And I shall be comforted by the thought that we had a hand in the beginnings of their making …
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On the Left is 'Llara' (SOLD)

'Llara' is a little more romantic and a little more dreamy. She is made of copper and brass wires, various Agate and Jasper stones, an artisan ceramic bead, glass beads, stained lace, fiber, paper, clay, paint, resin, an old key, a brass wing and a piece of faceted glass from an old chandelier. At her heart, is a miniature handmade book with coffee stained papers.

* the necklace has an 18 inch circumference
* the pendant cascade is 7.5 inches from bail to end of drop.


On the Right is 'Maia'.

'Maia' is a little more playful and a little more edgy. She is made of copper and brass wires, various Agate and Jasper stones, Garnet beads, an artisan ceramic bead, a Quartz Crystal, stained lace, fiber, paper, resin, a silver wing, brass stamping, and vintage clock and watch gears. At her heart, is a miniature handmade book with coffee stained papers.

* the necklace has an 18 inch circumference
* the pendant cascade is 6.5 inches from bail to end of drop.



find them both and other items at alteredalchemy.etsy.com/

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A Moment In Time by luthien27
A Moment In Time
Sitting by the window, watching the autumn leaves fall to the ground, she is once again brought back some 50 years in time. She can still remember how it felt to be embraced by her true love on that wintry autumn day, knowing that this may be the last they would see of each other. Tears stream down her cheeks as she looked up to his beautiful face one last time. The harsh sound of the horn from the train told them that it was time for him go with his fellow countrymen to a place far far away. He was so young ... they were all so young. What did they know about war?


Before they parted, he slipped a note in her hand.
“Read it only after I leave”, he said quietly.
She clutched onto the note and they kissed one last time. And then, he was gone ...

As she watched the train disappear from sight, she opened the note with trembling hands. It read simply,
“My dearest love, you shall be the Light in my darkest hours ...”

A tear escapes and flows down a now wrinkled cheek. In her hand, Jean is clutching onto a piece of memory from 50 years ago. She slowly opens her hand and stares deep into an ornate pendant not so different from the red autumn leaves that are falling outside her window. Nestled in the centre of the handcrafted copper leaf, was a piece of the note that John gave her just before he left for war, preserved and memorialized in a crystalline substance. She held the pendant close to her heart and closed her eyes, as if remembering that moment on that wintry autumn day at the train station.

A tap on her shoulder brought Jean back from her reverie. She opened her eyes and smiled affectionately at the beautiful face looking down at her.

“Daydreaming again my love?”, John teases her fondly. He held out his now wrinkled hand to her and she took it.
“The children and the little ones are here”, he smiled.

They open the door to bunch of happy smiling little faces,

“Hi Nanna and Poppa!”

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The copper leaf pendant and bail was cut, hammered and textured by hand, and then aged with several different patinas. Other materials used include copper and brass wires, solder, paper, resin, recycled copper tubing and a single green phantom quartz bead. A leather cord completes the look.

* the leather cord is 17 inches in circumference
* the Pendant is 3.5 inches from bail to end

SOLD

find this and other items at alteredalchemy.etsy.com/

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Words II by luthien27
Words II

This pair of mixed media earrings includes copper and brass wires, brass chains, a pair of vintage drawer pull caps, a pair of blue variscite and a pair of 'paper beads' made by coating reprints of old postcards excerpts in resin.

* the earrings are 2.75 inches in length including earwires
* the earwires are 20 gauge brass wires


find this and other items at alteredalchemy.etsy.com/

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Words I by luthien27
Words I

This pair of mixed media earrings includes copper and brass wires, a pair of ornate patina-ed stampings and a pair of 'paper beads' made by coating reprints of old postcards excerpts in resin.

* the earrings are 3.5 inches in length including earwires
* the earwires are 20 gauge brass wires

SOLD
find this and other items at alteredalchemy.etsy.com/

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:iconindividumm:
Individumm Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student General Artist
Thanks for the llama! :D
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luthien27 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
pleasure :) and thanks for yours!
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Individumm Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
:)
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the llama badge!! :hug:
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luthien27 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
pleasure :) and thank you for yours!
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