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« on: November 14, 2018, 11:19:52 pm »

This is no 3 in a series of little fish I carved, the others are on here in older posts, some may have seen this before, its Congo malachite, abalone shell eyes and fluorite inlayed in the top fin.


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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 12:06:48 am »

My Goodness ! That is stunning !

The amount of work  woohoo2
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 12:20:06 am »

Thanks George, the amount of work is correct, around 150 hours, I have had quite a few offers to purchase this piece but I don,t work for $2 to $3 an hour, another picture.


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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 01:41:18 am »

Holy smokes Batman !


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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 01:44:11 am »

I believe every bit of 150 hours. Amazing piece Mick eyes1

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 01:46:16 am »

Nothing more to add. Simply beautiful  yes
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2018, 01:49:46 am »

Jay sums it up.
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2018, 01:51:03 am »

A true piece of art!
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2018, 03:30:27 am »

Huge thanks for the great comments, I have been carving since 2007, it has become an addiction turning rough gem into art.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2018, 08:33:03 am »

That looks really cool, thanks for sharing!

Always wanted to try my hand at carving but 150 hours...I'll stick to other things for now and leave that to the experts
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2018, 05:52:09 pm »

Michael:

Really pretty! Flawless work, as always! I have always wondered if you have your drawer of "red headed step-children" (what I call mine) of ones that don't make the grade. I have many that I just never show folks.

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2018, 02:49:38 am »

Thanks, I do have several draws full of my experiments and may finish one day pieces, many don,t quite make the grade, these were all part of the learning process, carvings I have broken either by dropping them or the stone cracks or crumbles, I have glued carvings back together to remind me what I done wrong, when I was starting back in the early 2000,s I did destroy some on purpose in rage.
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2018, 12:02:16 pm »

Love it love it love it!
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