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« on: April 02, 2012, 12:10:18 pm »

Hi, I want to share my finished carving here, I started to carve about 2 years ago, quite new and need helps here for sugestions. I wish we can support each to other.

Here the first, "Buterflies"  they was made 2 years ago when I still don't have any specific carving equipment and tools and also I don't have a good enough camera to take a picture, so I used my mobile phone camera. I used my 8" saw, carborundum wheel and 150 grid diamond wheel, polished with 150, 360, 600, 1000 grid  abrassive papper. As you can see, there is no specific carved detail. I had a little doubt call it a carving      hide

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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 12:23:23 pm »

Daniel they are very beautiful, very:)
Lots of natural talent for carving:)
What size are they please?
Did you ever finish them up as pendants or pins?
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 01:22:57 pm »

Those are nicely done. What is that red, black and blue material?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 02:53:51 pm »

Excellent.................those would make some real killer broaches................. yes
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 03:24:18 pm »

Very nice Daniel, I like the way you have explored the wings theme, that is an excellent way to understand a subject well. I love your use of the patterns in the stone to accentuate the wings, very well done.

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 03:39:44 pm »

I'm glad to see that you changed your mind about showing your work.

They are great, very inventive and as David said; great use of material and equipment.
Lovely colors you got there, I adore how you used the patterns.

Keep them coming, there is no reason to hide.  coolshuffle hatsoff
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 08:59:59 am »

 yippie   Thank's all...for positive response, I'll try to continue post some of my work here.

Sara : All those measurement aproximately 6cm wide x 4cm high x 0.4cm thick, I never finish them up as any jewelry, not me who's set them on finish jewelry, my customer did. But...yes I designed them for her pendant and pin jewelries.

Christopher : It is some kind of complicated jasperized, agatized pet wood, different colours came up by different chemical compositions include some copper layers, chrysophrase, sillicafied chrysocola, etc on those material. It is extremely rare, called "Pancawarna" in Indonesia or I called it Fancy Colours Jasper from West Java.

Kurt : Special thanks to your support Kurt, finally I decided to post my creations here     hatsoff       

I really need some advise in carving, still looking for improvement.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 04:43:33 pm »

Wow... those are great! And so creative! I can see a perspective market... BEADERS!!! Those would make crazy cool bead collars... incorporated into fine jewelry. Bet a top of the line beader would pay a lot for those...
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 06:58:02 pm »

WOW! Nice
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 07:47:58 pm »

Nice carvings!  I like the way you enlongated and styalized the butterfly wings.  I think it makes them look like they are going to take flight by doing so.  I really like the black and white one in the middle.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 08:03:13 pm »

WOW!!! Beautiful ura dancer5 yippie
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 08:49:01 am »

Thanks Helens, Dave, Helene and Bentiron, your all positive respons encouraging me..... ura
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 04:28:48 pm »

To do all that with the equipment you listed show extraordinary perseverance and talent. I'd have quit after the first ten minuets from lack of stick-to-itness when it comes to some hand work. I like to personally have more immediate results. Your are to commended for that kind of work ethic.
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« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 04:17:16 am »

Thanks for your appreciation Bentiron.....it's hard to find any equiptment for carve when I know so little about carving gems so I perforced to use evrything I got.

Finally I introduced with carving motor and dimond burs.....I'm so happy, I choosed lower hardness material to trial my new tools and equipment.

I carved opalized wood in free form shape with some ethnic paterns, but still don't know how to finish the carved lines so I just paint it with different colours      bricks


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« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 05:06:24 am »

I love the butterfly wings!  However the ethnic carvings are awesome as well.   ura
Your ethnic carvings easily could be strung on a leather thong and worn around the neck for an instant statement.  The Butterfly wings would lend themselves well to both wire-wrapping and bead embroidery.
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