Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tribal Magic

My husband actually found this cool pendant on a shopping trip. I just had to have it! It looks sort of like a pentagram, but the lines don't actually form a star. Still very strange and occult looking. I used some black lava, fired agate, and faceted glass beads to make it into a nice Gothic Tribal necklace. I call it Black Magic and it's currently available in my Etsy shop.

I'm having so much fun designing tribal necklaces, it's giving me a chance to use a lot more stone beads. When I was primarily doing beadwoven pieces, I had to use stones sparingly, and only small ones, or run the risk of them damaging the thread. The stones in this piece came from a couple different Rings & Things bead shows. I used almost all the lava in this one, but there's plenty more fired agate waiting to be used in other designs.


  1. Well yes, the pendant itself is pentagonal, but there's a design on it that's star-like.

  2. Oh, part of it is, and the others aren't. I think someone just made it up -- I haven't seen anything else like that.

  3. Yeah, I'm pretty sure it's just a random design, but it looks cool and occult. Like some pentagram variant designed to be used in summoning Great Old Ones.