Shiny! Well, Shiny’s kid. ART STYLIN’

I think I have a seekrit authar fetish — I love love LOVE seeing readers create art derived from my work. Now, obligatory armchair legalese here — “derived from” by the terms of fair use and substantial alteration of the original work, etc., etc., and if I felt I needed a fanworks policy it would be like this, with the added caveat that I never, ever, want to hear filk of my work, ever, ever.

(Ever. I mean it, ya’ll. Open your mouth to sing me your Paean to the Nightlord, and somebody gets hurt.)

Anyway.

Jewelry! I like shiny things. So reader and fellow author Ronda Searls showed me some. This necklace is called “Madding.” See if you can guess why:

Madding necklace: peridot, aquamarine, and glass beads

Closer-up:

closer view

She says, “It turned out longer than I meant it to be, but it’s still a nice springlike palette. I tried a new thing – for me – and did it in a crossing over double strand. Because Madding is the god of Obligations, and obligations involve at least two people, with intentions intertwined. :D”

Note for all: this is not for sale. So don’t post here asking how you can buy it. Ronda says she’ll post it if there’s another charity auction soon; I’ll let you know if/when that happens. Also, she says, “I am also contemplating Naha and Yeine and Sieh and Nemmer and Oree. There will probably be bead gathering first though. I suppose then I’d have to do one for Itempas. Maybe in a couple hundred years when he’s learned not to be a dick? ;D”

HOW COOL IS THAT?!

4 Responses »

  1. I just finished the first two books of the Inheritance trilogy and am rabid to read the third. The bibliography says it’ll be out in 2011, but do you happen to have a tighter ETA than that? *anxious*

    Thank you!

  2. ReginaG,

    Oh, right, I should update the bib. It’s due out in late October!

  3. I’d been looking for artwork of your characters. The necklace is a cool idea as a character homage too.

    Looking forward to October now. =D

  4. Yesterday I found and bought the focus bead for Yeine. ::plots:: ;D