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« on: September 12, 2015, 11:06:25 pm »

Took a picture of an Ibex last month, and would like to convert that into a lasting wearable memory of the trip. This is one of 4 possible surfaces to work on. Still unclear about what I want on the other faces. Currently, I'm thinking of Edelweis on the other large surface (Back of this face) and possibly an owl in a cavity to the left (side) of this.


Have yet to decide an eventual design for this bird. But stage one is done.
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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 10:32:19 am »

These are going to look lovely.
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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2015, 10:07:47 pm »

they are going to be great!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2015, 05:16:02 am »


In the meantime basically finished the Labradorite Bird. Will leave the bottom front for the time being as is, as I do not yet know how I would like to have it set (eventually). :) 


A cab (carving preform) to booth to get back into mood of cutting.


Thanks for looking, Kurt
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2015, 06:36:44 am »

Kurt:

Nice Bluebird yes

Looking at it a bezel wouldn't do it justice.  I would use 4 prongs on a sterling backplate, contoured to fit.

Great work dancer5

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2015, 06:58:56 am »

Kurt:

Nice Bluebird yes

Looking at it a bezel wouldn't do it justice.  I would use 4 prongs on a sterling backplate, contoured to fit.

Great work dancer5

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Thank you Ken

If back-plate, then I will cut the whole non-colour part at the bottom away and thinn out from the bottom (back) even further in order to optimize colour as viewed while worn.
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2015, 12:38:01 pm »

More beautiful carvings................Love 'em........................ ura
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2015, 02:56:37 pm »

really nice bird, I am sure you'll find a nice setting, as usual  hatsoff
The little Chamois is also a good idea, it change from the dragoons!!! headspin2
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« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2015, 11:22:34 am »

Yowza! The bird is awesome and so is the other stone. What is it? Really high grade Ocean Jasper errr... Ocean Agate??? From Madagascar?
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« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2015, 06:51:21 pm »

Yowza! The bird is awesome and so is the other stone. What is it? Really high grade Ocean Jasper errr... Ocean Agate??? From Madagascar?

Thank you.

No no expensive material like OJ in my assortment.  bricks
Its "just" Polka Dot agate.  ura
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« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2015, 07:07:29 pm »

really nice bird, I am sure you'll find a nice setting, as usual  hatsoff
The little Chamois is also a good idea, it change from the dragoons!!! headspin2

Ahh there is the word for the other creatures we saw. I only know our local name for them (Gams).  saved2




Very though creatures, but also extremely shy. If you want to see them, don't wear anything green or carry dark walking-sticks. They know who hunts them. They are about half the size of an Ibex.
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« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2015, 07:13:39 pm »

Kurt:

Good job on the bird! Be careful thinning it too much; I've had two labradorite carvings disintegrate on me when I went just a little bit too far.

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« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2015, 09:24:37 pm »

Yowza! The bird is awesome and so is the other stone. What is it? Really high grade Ocean Jasper errr... Ocean Agate??? From Madagascar?

Thank you.

No no expensive material like OJ in my assortment.  bricks
Its "just" Polka Dot agate.  ura

WOW! I can't believe that is polka dot agate. Looks awesome, awesome, awesome. And so does the bird. I am jealous!
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« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2015, 10:44:21 pm »

Nice work Kurt
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« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2015, 03:03:46 pm »

Cute little creatures! I used to see a lot in the French Alps, when I lived in France. I loved to see them, so free in their mountains!!
For sure we have to observe nature to get inspiration!!!
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