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Amulet of Plot Advancement by ElegantlyEccentric Amulet of Plot Advancement by ElegantlyEccentric
While my fiance noted that it should be titled the "Valuable Yet Unpawnable Amulet of Plot Advancement", deviantART doesn't offer that much space for a title. Either way, it's better known as the Amulet of Kings. ;)

I do humbly apologize to any viewers who were somehow still unaware that I am an unbelievable nerd.

Anyway, in my continuing efforts to practice and improve my beading and wireworking techniques, the inspiration struck to make this.

For the center "stone", after having tried several other options (being that I am sorely lacking in gigantic red diamonds), using tons of red seed beads seemed to work the best... there are also quite a few other artistic licenses taken, like the swirls, but hey, it's made from wire and beads, mimicking faceted stones and cast metal, so I'm fairly proud of it.

Nerd, nerd, nerd...

This is based off of the item in Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which is owned by Bethesda Softworks, though the wire design is a creation of my own.

The pendant itself measures approximately 1 3/4 by 2 1/2 inches.

2009

Edit: Much better photo!
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:iconsmeten:
Smeten Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
CHIM-EL ADABAL!

Praised be the Nine! Glory to our Alessian Empire!
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:iconalaskanbear:
AlaskanBear Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Writer
Do you have more?!
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:iconrozen-shield:
Rozen-Shield Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Wooooww... this is fantastic... do you have any coopies of this for sale by anychance? The Amulet of Kings is my absolute favorite item in Oblivion
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breyercrazy Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!! I love it, and Oblivion! I wish my charry could wear it, tho, but then my wood elf would have to have Septim blood and that's not possible. lol
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EnlistedRanks Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
And TvTropes strikes again...
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:iconinvader-shi:
Invader-Shi Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
You should make more and sell it. I would jump at the chance to buy one of those.
I'm an Oblivion nerd too. :P
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:iconinvader-shi:
Invader-Shi Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
You should make more and sell it. I would jump at the chance to buy one of those.
I'm an Oblivion nerd too. :P
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WillowForrestall Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is awesome,
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:iconblackmageheart:
Blackmageheart Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
By the gods...I love it!
It looks very beautifully made and really authentic! ^^
Well done! :D
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:iconelrhiarhodan:
Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome! Yours is sooooo much prettier than the one in the game.
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! :)
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I do beadwork, and I really admire this piece. It is a true story that the first time I played Oblivion, I was completely distracted by the Emporer's Hideous Necklace, so much so that when he stuffs it in your bags in the game, I noticed right away, not because the game told me it had happened, or because Patrick Stewart said so, but because I realized Uriel wasn't wearing the horrible thing anymore. "Where did the Hideous Necklace go...? Oh. OH CRAP!" I was concerned I'd have to wear it. Thank the Nine it never game to that.

What gauge wire did you use on this piece, both for the frame and the wraps? I do very little wire work because I have a heck of a time controlling it at the level you're working at.
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I still love that if you never take the blasted thing to Weynon Priory, nothing bad happens- apparently attacking a bunch of secret-service-like monks is no problem, but chasing down a single escaped prisoner is just too difficult.

The outer frame is 16 gauge, the inner frame and swirls are either 18 or 20 gauge (I don't remember which), and the wrapped wire is 24 gauge. This was one of the first successful wire work pieces I ever made- it's not that hard, but does require a bit of planning. If you want to try, I also recommend starting with copper wire. It's much more forgiving than brass. :)
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Elrhiarhodan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Student General Artist
I actually have a khajiit somewhere on a jump drive where I did exactly that... nice quiet game. ;)

I've worked with copper and sterling, but not brass. There's a point with these sorts of intricate wire projects where I start to feel I'm fighting a losing battle with tension and chaos. I understand what to do, in terms of assembling something like that, but when I attempt to make it happen... it does not. So I tend to work more on small scale projects with gourd stitch and bead mesh. I do much better with string! The wire work I have done has been mostly simple linking projects.

Love the hat pins, by the way.
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jrutled3 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Love, love, LOVE the title and description! :lmao:
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is both beautiful and giggle-inducing. :love:

!yoJ
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:iconindustrial-pop:
Industrial-Pop Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EPIC WIN! Is a tutorial possible?
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Oh, I so love the title :D
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skezzcrom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice work :)
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:iconfhavas:
fhavas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
WOW! That almost looks like my badge! :D
It is beautiful and you are so talented. :)
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:iconakhrrana:
Akhrrana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool =D i love it
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:iconazon-corazanna:
Azon-Corazanna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010   General Artist
very nice i wish i had that
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:iconpraeclaro:
Praeclaro Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
NERD!
:dummy:
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
and proud of it! :)
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Praeclaro Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy:
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theDragonFeline Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Lol. Nice. I want this.
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Marielouve Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Photographer
Very nice work indeed. I love it :D
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kyubiefox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Your epicosity knows no bounds. xD
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
He he, thanks! :D

... though I feel like I need to come up with a few more nerdy jewelry projects now. :)
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kyubiefox Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
No problem~!

I agree completely. XD Though I can't think of anything good right now, haha. XD;;
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Sweetypie636 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
*GASP* *DIES* SUPER AWESOME-KAKES!!!!!! *fangirl squeal*
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't say a word (other than thank you!), as I'm absurdly attached to the thing, myself. :)
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Sweetypie636 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009
ITTTTSSS SOOO EPIIICCC I'm a lil obsessed with the game now!!!
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
haha the real one was a gaudy hideous thing. this one looks nifty as all hell. I like ^.^
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good point... and it would have had to been about half the size of my torso. This one's not tiny, as it is.

Thank you! :)
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CircuitDruid Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
:heart:
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Episodic89 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's probably the coolest thing I've seen in a while.

I will be tracking you down with my Grey Fox prowress and stealing it shortly...
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

We'll have to see about that. ;)
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teenyXvonXtease Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Writer
I love Oblivion! so this is very cool :) the wire-work must have been difficult.
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I do too, as I'm sure you can tell. It took me a little while to plan out and make, that's for sure, but wasn't too difficult, really. :)
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teenyXvonXtease Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Student Writer
well its awsome and an awsome piece of nerd-dom :P goodluck with all your other cute/pretty/awsome projects :P
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anubis-pumpkinqueen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Fantastic! :clap:
Very creative :D
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I had fun with it. :)
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anubis-pumpkinqueen Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Seems like fun :D
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Autumn-beads Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
It's very exotic looking. Though I will admit I prefer your fiance's title idea ;)
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That's probably my only little complaint around here- you can't use your stupidly long titles, since there's a character maximum.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Oh, I've got more, but that's one ;)
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ElegantlyEccentric Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
True enough :)
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