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Water Lily necklace by fairyfrog Water Lily necklace by fairyfrog
Sterling silver, oriental salt water pearl and three smaller sweet water pearls.
Made for a friends' "elements themed" wedding.


In swedish, the name for Water Lily is "Näckros". - The rose of Näcken.

The Scandinavian näck, näkki, nøkk, nøkken, strömkarl, Grim or Fosse-Grim were male water spirits who played enchanted songs on the violin, luring women and children to drown in lakes or streams. However, not all of these spirits were necessarily malevolent; in fact, many stories exist that indicate at the very least that Näcken were entirely harmless to their audience and attracted not only women and children, but men as well with their sweet songs. Stories also exist where in the Fossegrim agreed to live with a human who had fallen in love with him, but many of these stories ended with the Näcken returning to his home, usually a nearby waterfall or brook. Näcken are said to grow despondent if they do not have free, regular contact with a water source.

If properly approached, he will teach a musician to play so adeptly "that the trees dance and waterfalls stop at his music". (Wikipedia)

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Tindome-Art Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, this really is rather Lalique-esque. Oh, such beauty you create with your art...
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this so much...always loved the nøkken stories as well, especially when the turn into white horses. <3
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vtglassartist Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Outstanding work! How long did this take you to make?
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm.. in total two days of production, but that was not a full-time creation since I was working on other things meanwhile. So perhaps 10 hours in total, or so? ..Tops.

Thank you so much, the recipient squee'd when she got it. It was a wedding gift for a dear friend.
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Faehwin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes me think of Goldberry. Just the kind of jewellery she'd be wearing. :)
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww! :hug:
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AviAngel-Flycir Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely gorgeous
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Really marvelous work my friend, and particularly fascinating, as I am working on a project to photograph these water spirits. :)
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely and delicate -- perfect! :clap:
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Nyarthan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
This has such an exquisite, organic feel. Lovely!
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