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« on: December 23, 2011 07:23:38 AM »

These chalices are Christmas gifts for The ManFlesh's sister and her husband.



The applied a variegated "gold" leaf to the outside of the bowl and the bottom of the, uh, bottom.  Then decoupaged an initial I printed up on gold paper on to the bowl.



Then I gave the leafed areas two excruciating coats of liquid resin then glued gems around the top and where the resin seam is at the top of the stem.



One neat thing about gilding glass is that you get to see the "gold" from both sides.  In the right light (sadly, not this light) the inside glows like some kind of movies FX!



And since these are supposed to be over-the-top extravagant, a velvety bag is a must!  I had wanted to find a nice box in the correct size to wrap them in, but waiting to close the Christmas to shop for them and all our local paper stores were out!  So I settled for dollar store wine-sized gift bags.



One more pic of the whole shebang, from a different angle.



I made these based on this project from a couple years ago.  Of course, The ManFlesh's was more elaborate since he's my special fella and all.   Kiss

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011 08:04:45 AM »

Those are so cool! Fit for outlaws!
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011 08:09:21 AM »

Those are so cool! Fit for outlaws!

Thanks!  I have another in the works and then want to make me one after the holidays!
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011 10:57:49 AM »

Great job!
They look royal.
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011 11:00:40 AM »

Great job!
They look royal.

Thanks!  That's the vibe I was going for!
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011 11:50:46 AM »

Absolutely awesome! I needed a chalice for a gift years ago and was never able to find anything that worked. Well done!
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011 11:56:11 AM »

Love these! Looking at the inside shows all the varied colors.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011 12:36:29 PM »

Absolutely awesome! I needed a chalice for a gift years ago and was never able to find anything that worked. Well done!

Thanks!  It's one of my favorite things it apply metal leaf to!

Love these! Looking at the inside shows all the varied colors.

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These are gorgeous! Love the colors.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012 07:09:12 PM »

These are gorgeous! Love the colors.

Thank you!  It was so satisfying and fun to use the variegated leaf that's sat unused in my stash for more than a few years.
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