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« on: February 11, 2016, 07:20:18 pm »

Its been a while since I updated anything here, but now seems to have the rush going on this month.

First up a Valentine contest project, and the only one finished thus far : What seems to be Turkic Dendrite material


The FA is ongoing for a while now, and slowly coming together


While I found a bridge between the coloured areas on top and bottom, there is still a huge gap and I'm not sure if the quality of colour that might be underneath is worth the effort. So I decided to use the hole as a sort of plug to attach something else to cover it and the noncoloured areas.
Tried for contrast the cutoffs from the Turkic Dendrite, but broke 3 attempts, so I finally got an old Biggs breakaway from a few years ago in my hands and that worked. I like the colour as it blends the subject nearly too well into the background.


The use of Biggs was not too out of the blue, as at the same day a visiting Nephew choose a Biggs for a project of his own design based on an arrow.


Last but not least, my project for a FB Valentine Challenge. PolkaDot Agate (used that as a cab some months ago in another contest)
Lets call it Cosmic birth of Love to get the relevance to Valentine Day. :) :) :)


That one gives me a huge headache. Normally, I only got problems to get shapes into pictures, but this time the colour and material blends so well that it is hard to make out the shapes even at hand. One has to really get close up to see whats going on, even though some cuts are nearly 5mm deep. Will have to figure that one out before the month is out.

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2016, 03:48:46 pm »

I am sure all will be fine at the end, as usual. But to shape a baby is not so easy!
I like the third one, the arrow project.
So I didn't understood on FB, I thought you were not going to be on the forum anymore. Glad it is not the case!

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2016, 07:20:04 pm »

So I didn't understood on FB, I thought you were not going to be on the forum anymore. Glad it is not the case!

I have been on too many Forums. And so are a lot of other people.
I said goodbye to two of the forums with the least activity, and will consider the same when the time comes for others.
Discussions/people to talk to, have just reached points where posting in so many places does not justify it anymore.
Unfortunately, I'm love working on the fringe of popular themes and materials, so anything that could be said, has been said multiple times already, and responses reflect that. Cant learn anything from that. So I will/have lately focused on the places where its still possible to learn from interaction.

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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 07:20:11 am »

OK, Arrow for nephew is done. Some small problems remain, but he seems happy. So, its gone.


The Pixie is done too and wearing it since yesterday. The contrast is still not very strong, but I like it. There is enough to see at first sight to wake interest, the rest can be explored later. After all it's supposed to be dreamlike, so clarity is not necessarily the most important thing.


Now its time to focus on the FA for the rest of the month (will not have time for anything else anyhow as the school-drama needs to be front and center from now till middle of next month).

After getting a reasonable front, I turned to the back, to shape and drill a hole for a cord. To my surprise, as I shaved away sand and excess material, I found a lot of reverse bubbles. Usually you get them in ring-stones from time to time as those have to be fairly thin. In pendant you get a spot here or there. But dang it, this looks like it could cover more than 50% of the back. Mind you, this is not ring stone sized, we are talking here a bit over 3 inches by over an inch wide, for this piece. So I think its a stunning find.


So from here on, its trying to get as close as possible to the actual colour on both sides and then set the octopus into it.

Thanks for looking, Kurt
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 12:33:09 pm »

More great carvings you've got there Kurt...................... yes
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2016, 11:15:27 pm »

prolific as always Kurt
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2016, 04:53:32 pm »

the arrow came out really nicely!
For the other 2 the contrast is not easy to be seen on pictures but I am sure they are really great in natural!
Thanks for sharing!
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