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D'ni Bead Curtain by HylianJean D'ni Bead Curtain by HylianJean
I started this in mid-2004 and it stagnated while I fussed with the design, until I ended up putting it away for four and a half years. I finally dragged it back out a month ago and started taking it apart and reworking the design to include more interesting and suitable beads. This is the first time I've been able to see it hanging up, and aside from the strings which still need trimming and hiding, I'm ready to call it finished.

It's inspired by the online game Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, which I have been a passionate fan of since its open beta days in 2003.

The picture is representative of the view of the enormous monument called Kerath's Arch, which serves as the gate to a stalactite-bordered harbor in a glowing subterranean lake in the cavern of D'ni. It also incorporates the hand symbol which is prevalent in the design themes of the culture. The step-like architecture of the main city and its lights are symbolized by the shallow arches climbing the sides of the curtain.

I wanted the design to be sort of folk-artsy, as well as a reasonably accurate depiction of the harbor. I like to imagine a curtain like this in use in a D'ni household, and it's easy to pretend that this is an actual artifact recovered from the city. :D

(More pictures in my gallery)
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SavageInsight Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Myst?
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Myst!
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Tarapotamus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
wow!
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bcr8tive Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is very different and unique ... I like it a lot ♥
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HylianJean Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Oh, thanks so much! :aww:
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saladbar1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe I didn't find this until now. That's really awesome and creative!

I could picture Kerath giving it out for people to worship him with ;)
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kapera Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Sorry I didn't see this before! It's so beautiful. I love the arch and the hand especially.
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laughingpineapple Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Love this kind of creativity! And perfectly stylized to boot!
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M0tt0M0 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Wow, it makes great impression!
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GEISTpa Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMFL!
I absolutely LOVE it!
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:iconhylianjean:
HylianJean Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Thanks! I'm pretty fond of it, myself! :aww:
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igcreator Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
oh. my. god. :wow: that is amazing! i would love to have this hanging around in a house or something!
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Eee! Thank you! It's hanging around in my house right now, though I'm still not exactly sure if it's getting the best possible presentation at the moment. :D

Thanks for the fav!
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Faeliscity Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Oh, wow...
Imagine having one big enough for your door... :)

This looks fantastic, HylianJean. You are incredibly skilled.
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HylianJean Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
:blushes: Thank you so much!
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MeaNara Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
:excited: That must have taken so long to do, great job! :excited:
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erockett Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wow, that must have been a lot of work! Awesome idea :D
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HylianJean Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Thanks! It really was lots of work.. I finally had to start using a rug I had which was woven with grooves in it so that I could lay the beads along the trenches and rearrange them the way I wanted them before putting them on the strings.. unstringing and restringing so many beads just to get at one is too frustrating. :dead:
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In-Tays-Head Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I love the colors of D'ni. :3
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HylianJean Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Thanks! I'm happy with them too! :D
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E-Derby Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
It is easy to imagine this hanging in a D'ni home. Glad you had time to finish it and to share your :iconpostpics8plz:
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HylianJean Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
I love making things that could be D'ni artifacts.. it's a way to make Uru more real for all us fans. (Shh. I'm not crazy. ;p )
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E-Derby Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Definitely not crazy.
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YozenMari Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Awesome :D
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
That's really cool, it's chrissifniotis on MOUL forums btw! =D
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Awesome! Thanks for the watch and for coming to look! :D
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Droid24747 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
No worries, I don't have much Myst art, since I do fractal art, but check out my fanfic and art if you like! =3
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southpawSara Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
the only word for that is 'awesome' ^_^

I love the Myst games, so this really caught my eye :)
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HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Thanks for commenting and for the fave! I'm uploading more pictures of it just now. Please keep an eye out for them if you'd like!

Glad to please a fellow Myst fan. ^_^
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