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Denise
post Feb 11 2009, 02:51 PM
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Seems most of the sculptures Im working on right now are smaller than a quarter.
Here is an example with this California Fire Agate bee in the works. Only his right wing is showing in this picture as size example.
The wings still need to be attached, so it looks a bit like this still yet. crutches.gif
Hopefully it will improve in time, and I wont snap a wing trying to put it all together.

I think Im going to forward a few of the bigger projects I have in the works, and give my fingers a break.......hehe
Have to love the challenge though right?
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post Feb 11 2009, 03:43 PM
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Wow Denice thats gonna bee awsome. I don't see how you can do such tiny things. I am working with fire agate right now also. So I know how frustrateing it can bee. Bee sure and show us the finished product. Very cool as usual. happy088.gif Jim
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post Feb 12 2009, 07:15 AM
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Thanks Jim. I will be sure to add a picture when its complete. I will be doing wing implant surgery today...hehe
I have several others that are done that I could get pics of also, but most have moved on to their new homes already. happy.gif


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post Feb 12 2009, 12:10 PM
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Denise, very very cool!
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post Feb 13 2009, 06:42 AM
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Thanks Geno. This is one that found a new home already, and is very "cool"....hehe.
Approx: 1 5/8" tall x 7/8" wide at the base of the snowman. Made from one piece of Rutilated Quartz,
with a Smokey Quartz top hat (seperate piece). The base its on is a Botswana Agate slab.




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post Feb 13 2009, 08:22 AM
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Really great work Denice. I bet you will miss the little guy.
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post Feb 14 2009, 05:47 AM
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I do! But I already have another in the works, made from white Del Norte Agate.
Here is an Opal Mushroom that also has a new home. Hard to see in the picture, but it has lots of opal flash on the underneath side Im showing. I left the frontside of the stem with its natural formation.

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post Feb 16 2009, 10:37 AM
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Nice work honey! chores041.gif She's so talented. happy088.gif

I was "recruited" to help with the teensy tiny implants. hug.gif after careful thought of how to complete this, we rigged up the holding pattern for cure time...... bash.gif blink.gif boy was this a lil' tiny project, what was she thinkin'? spock.gif laugh.gif Any way, got the holdin' pattern set then implants were attatched......then wait to cure, and NO TOUCHIN'! tongue.gif
Second step was to then attatch him to the crystal flower.

Think all in all it turned out pretty nifty Denise.......cool project glad it all went together and I'm not in trouble for mis alignment. happy088.gif biggrin.gif All pieces involved for this art work are from the same location, Opal hill mine, Ca. Well known for it's awesome fire agate. And yes the flower has fire agate bubbles under it. cool.gif

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post Feb 16 2009, 01:55 PM
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This one is a butterfly Denise has been carving for awhile and I was happy to be able to wrap it out for it's completion too.
Not as small as the bee....thank goodness! smiley-laughing021.gif Still pretty small though, he needed legs and antennie after she did such a nice carving job of his wings and body from one piece of Colorado sow belly agate. We decided he needed the twisted look to more resemble the "Blue Kramer" she used as a model for this one.

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post Feb 17 2009, 08:26 AM
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blush.gif Thanks Dan...... You did an awesome job!!
I couldnt think of a better person to involve helping me with my art projects. hug.gif



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emoticon-misc-004.gif Awesome stuff !!!! Sure is Purdy!!!
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Thanks Jack! smile.gif

Here is one made from Boulder Opal......It also has an Opal guitar with boulder opal inlayed.
Talk about a chore to polish out!! wacko.gif
Sure is hard to get the opal flash, but him and his guitar really twinkle in the sun.

I think I want to make a pendant out of him, but I cant bring myself to drill a hole in his head...hehe

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post Feb 21 2009, 04:37 AM
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could you aply one to the back of his head or drill through the side of its head so it wont disrupt the image??
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You're welcome honey! hug.gif Glad I could help get these finished out. You did such awesome work! happy088.gif

Yep Russ that is what we've been discussing but any way it's done the lil' buggar is gonna have a temporary headache. smiley-laughing021.gif There was even a thought of wrapping wire around the neck but didn't want to "hang him" noose style. smiley-shocked003.gif laugh.gif

Seems right to share a lil' bit of the "headache" with the lil' projects anyways. bash.gif laught16.gif

We will just have to see what happens in the end.


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post Feb 23 2009, 06:24 AM
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Maybe I can give him an opal head set (ear phones), and plug them into his guitar.
At least that way I can attach the necklace to the head set and not his head.....Just a thought.

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