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« on: August 01, 2007 09:44:45 PM »

exactly what it sounds like.

chased out of 16g copper sheet (Even though the jerk I bought it from swears on his mother it was 18g when I bought it) with the assorted crannies patina'd black to give a teensy bit o' definition. The dotty texture on his spots was done with a beading tool.

made from uber-scratch, as I had to make the tools to make the piece from scratch. Unfortunatley, they were a bit on the sharp side.
I was, however, lucky enough to get away with one pass of repousse and only one annealing.

First, a progress photo, prior to removal and cleaning and all that good stuff. If you look real close you can probably see some of my burned skin bits embedded in the pitch.


and the finished product, photographed on my driveway. He ended up with a black onyx cab in a collared bezel between his whiskers. I was originally going to use jade, but I'm glad I didn't.


Added a semi-bad action shot from which I have taken the liberty of removing my ugly mug. But not my bad-ass wonka shirt.
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007 09:52:17 PM »

Oh my. I have never seen anything that incredible. Jesus christ, that's beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007 09:55:41 PM »

That's glorious. Holy Moly.
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007 10:00:47 PM »

 Shocked Totally amazing work.

You have some mad skills! Seriously.

Please forgive my ignorance, but is it hollow on the back? And therefore light around your neck? Any way you could take a picture with it on?  Grin We all want to see, I'm sure.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007 10:25:06 PM »

thanks! and yeah, it's hollow. Looks a bit like a really tiny copper jelly pan, actually.

and I will make an effort to get an action shot. Strangely, I very rarely get around to taking those.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007 10:27:10 PM »

If you look real close you can probably see some of my burned skin bits embedded in the pitch.

It's so great that you put a little bit of yourself in every project!
Seriously though, it's beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 10:34:20 PM »

okay, first let me say what a great job you did, because this really turned out beautifully.

secondly... and this is probably because i'm not really up on how exactly you make something like this, but what is he sitting on in the first picture?  because, now it may just be because i'm delusional due to craftster-browsing-post-midnight-syndrome, but it really, really looks like he's on top of a chocolate cake.  am i crazy?   Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007 10:53:17 PM »

Gorgeous!!! I love it! the expression on the fish is great! he looks mysterious. I love the detail on the patches, and the onyx. I would wear this everywhere. It would also look great as the "neck strap" to a black halter dress. Just stunning. I would use the fish alone as a tatoo reference.

The best thing I've seen on the whole site so far!
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007 11:15:06 PM »

Oh wow. I've never seen anything like this, it's awesome looking!!
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2007 05:28:53 AM »

Spectacular!  Shocked

I thought it looked like it was sitting on chocolate cake, too.  Tongue
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