Tuesday, June 21, 2011

An Arabian night

Night had fallen on the palace like a thick black cloth, and once again Sheherazade entered the king's chambers, clad in a flowing blue skirt, the veil covering part of her long dark hair.

Blue and silver belly dance set by Out of the Mists

Every night he was waiting for her, not for her beauty, but eager to hear the tales she had started to tell him so many nights ago. "Where have you been? Quick, sit down! This night will not last forever."
Sheherazade set down the candle holder she had been carrying, smiling at her king almost mischievously.

One of a kind hand painted candle holder by Art on Porcelain by Dorisse

Then she sat down on the pillows, resting her head on her hand, the crystals in her earrings catching the soft light of the candle. She felt the king staring at her, could feel his impatience. She also felt however how his looks had begun to change in the course of all those nights when he was listening to her, how his voice had become softer when talking to her.

Verdigris hoop earrings by MC Stoneworks

"Last night we left off when the Princess Parizade asked the speaking bird what they should do to please the sultan. 'Good mistress,' replied the bird, 'you have excellent cooks, let them do the best they can; but, above all, let them prepare a dish of cucumbers stuffed with pearls, which must be set before the sultan in the first course.' 'Cucumbers with pearls!" cried Princess Parizade, in amazement."

Peacock pearl necklace by Bead Sire

Let's leave Sheherazade and her king alone now for him to hear the ending of "The Story of the Speaking Bird" and for the beginning of another story after that .... until the one thousand and first night arrives ....

Book key chain with exotic bird by Ignis Fatuus

By Cat's Wire

This little story has completely sprung from my imagination and doesn't have a relation to the real "Arabian nights". You can find the full story of the speaking bird here, though.

Featured jewelry is made by members of the Starving Artists jewelry team. SATeam members create handcrafted jewelry and beads. More information about our team and its current shop owner members can be found at SATEAM.etsy.com and here on ArtFire.

12 comments:

galadryl said...

You have a super duper imagination. Very entertaining, thank you. Love the pieces you have chosen to go with your little story.

mcstoneworks said...

Great story. Love Caron's pearl necklace.

AMDesignsbyAngela said...

You sure know how to weave a tale...and wire too...I enjoyed your imaginative story and the lovely trinkets to embellish this tale.

BeadSire said...

Oh wow - I love your stories! Thank you for including my pearls within the fabric of this piece :)

Alegria Designs said...

Great story as usual!

tjrjewellery said...

Enjoyed you post!

Bonnie said...

You weave a great story and your illustrations are fantastic.

DawninCal said...

The way you told your story interspersed with those beautiful works of art had me enthralled from start to finish!

Wonderful necklace, Caron!

Dorisse said...

You wrote a wonderful story! Just shared an my fanpage on facebook. Thanks for including my candleholder!

M. Coleman said...

Thank you so much for including my belly dance costume in your beautiful story. I've already shared this on my facebook page and had my husband do the same on his :)

Cat said...

You are all very welcome - can you imagine my surprise when today at the Steiff museum they had one of their beautiful mechanical pieces with the theme of "Arabian Nights"?? *lol*

Jeanne said...

You've got me hanging on your every word for a "fake" story! You're going to write more, aren't you?!? Your picks to go along with are perfect.