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Hummingbird Warrior and the Lady of Snakes by Nehemet Hummingbird Warrior and the Lady of Snakes by Nehemet
Oh boy. Finally finished. This project was at least a year in the making, and maybe more, I can't remember. I regained my faith in the home stretch, I love this so much, the colors, the imagery, how I didn't screw up in putting it all together.

And yes, you can put your weed in it. It comes apart. I'll post some more pictures later and I'll put it on etsy.

As you may have surmised, the two sides are night and day, the respective provinces of the Lady of Snakes and Hummingbird Warrior. It's a Mesoamerican myth, look it up if you're curious (google Huitzilopochtli).

On the day side we also have the lotus, the sword, the dragonfly, the apple, and the sun. On the night side, the moon, the circle, poppies, rowan, and the luna moth. Each image corresponds to an image on the other side. No I did not list them in order, because I am lazy.

I'm happy to talk about the symbolism, but honestly this was so stream of conscious, I would be hard-pressed to give a coherent answer.

Number of hours: One bajillion.
Technique: Peyote stitch.
Materials: Delica beads and fireline thread.

Edit: Oh my Lordy Lou, a daily deviation?! Thank you so much! I love all of you!

Here is a link to the etsy page, with more pictures: [link]
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MinkuLul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
stunning work!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡¡¡Muchas felicidades por su Daily Deviation!!!
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 1 o Destacados nº 1" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).

* Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!!!
Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 1. (Best works of the group).

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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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gA-rth Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Holy wow! If Leonardi Da Vinci and the sun had a baby it would be you! That is just one awesome fantastic sculpture!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think that's the best thing someone ever told me :hug: Thank you so much!
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love-to-imagine Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
man...this is....just....I don know the words to describe....awesome maybe
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconlove-to-imagine:
love-to-imagine Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
welcome
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:iconcolorwonders:
colorwonders Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my, you must have the patience of a saint to be able to pull off something this complex!~
Gorgeous!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does take patience, but it's worth it :D Thank you so much!
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CrazyViper Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Wow...!! Thats all I gotta say to this! Just fuckin wow!!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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CrazyViper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
=D Your welcome!
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Weird-U Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
OH, MY GESUS! its made out of BEADS!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes! I love beads :D
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, it's like 3D stained glass.
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! That's actually exactly the affect I was going for :heart:
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh cool!
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Nice
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Your welcome
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Starmie from pokemon???? :O
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, but I love you for saying it :heart:
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GaudiFanYAY Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDDD
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am totally in awe! This is an incredible piece of work and the construction is amazing. I work with beads, including delicas, and I do peyote stitch, but this is just completely impressive. Congrats on a very deserving DD!
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! Peyote stitch is my favorite of all time, I do everything with it :)
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emiemi345 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconilavplz::iconclappingplz: Wow, just wow! Looks to me like it took two bajillion hours!
(I thought it was a starmie for a sec LOL)
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It may have done, I stopped counting after the first 3 seasons of Burn Notice :D Thank you so much!

You are not the only one reminded of starmie :D
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emiemi345 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh gosh! :iconblushplz::iconyourwelcomeplz::iconyourwelcomeplz2::iconyourwelcomeplz3::dalove::+favlove:

You too? :iconstarmieplz::iconsaysplz: :iconsothereplz:
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not until you guys mentioned it :D
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:iconemiemi345:
emiemi345 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconohstopityouplz::iconhurrplz:
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool!!
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing - congrats on the DD
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
That is beautiful! I love the colors, beads, patterns and shape! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I took a really long time to choose all my colors.
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LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exquisite work. The colors are incredible. The history of the use is awesome, I am going to look up the myth. Well deserved DD. :blackrose:
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! The names of the heroes are Huitzilopochtli and Malinalxochitl, if you're interested :)
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LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome. I live in Lexington KY. The Kentucky Derby is at Churhill Downs which is only a 45 minute drive. I rode dressage for a long time. I also grew up on the same road that Secretariat is buried on. I have seen his grave at Claiborne Farms.

Thank You for that incredible picture!!!!!

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Emoshiz25 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
You deserve a medal
This is amazing
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Emoshiz25 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Ur welcome
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Bronze-Huntress Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work O_O
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :heart:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I love O_O
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