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Phoenix Ring
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By Angi-kat   |   Watch
Published: November 3, 2005
© 2005 - 2019 Angi-kat
I took a metal sculpting class this semester in college. This is the first major project I made.

It's a phoenix, made entirely out of steel.

The body was made from different segments, which I cut out using a plasma cutter (hence the reason the edges are all wavery. lol), which I then layered and welded together.

The ring was a left over from something that I found in storage, and confiscated to make this. ;)

All that colored stuff in the middle, is glass. On the back of the ring, I've got hooks set that hold it in place. This way, if it ever gets broken, or I want a different kind of glass, I can easily switch it out.

The coloring was done using heat from a welding torch. And let me tell ya, doing the 2nd wing was a bitch! That's why it doesn't look as pretty as the other one.

The whole thing is designed to hang on your wall, though I'm not sure what I'm gonna be able to use that will hold it up! lol

Size:
The rings is about 17in wide
Bird is about 2ft tall

The whole thing weighs about 10lbs

Time Spent:
About 40hrs

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Image size
515x617px 146.66 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Model
X250,D560Z,C350Z
Shutter Speed
10/4000 second
Aperture
F/3.1
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
64
Date Taken
Nov 3, 2005, 1:42:33 PM
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GryphoniaHobbyist General Artist
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scottwheels59Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely beautiful. love the heated colorations as well as the theme. Great job
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ViiC311Hobbyist General Artist
I want !!
Superfreexa's avatar
so want that on my wall :(
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ebell1Hobbyist
this is gorgious..I'm trying to find a metal smithing class so i can work in metal but there doesn't seem to be any around me grrrrrrrrrr so frustrating ..where you able to sell it? I refuse to believe that thing didn't sell asap
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Angi-katProfessional Artisan Crafter
Actually, I didn't sell it. Its my first real sculpture, and I didn't want to give it up. :) Though I have had several offers.

Sadly, I can't make more due to my severe lack of equipment. But at least I have it to show off.
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ebell1Hobbyist
I don't blame you! yeah I'm having to pick up pieces here and there and i can't seem to afford a press to save my life. However I'll keep trying maybe I'll get at least as good as you ^_^
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Angi-katProfessional Artisan Crafter
I dunno, your work looks pretty good to me. ;) Good luck finding a sculpture class! You'll be surprised how quickly you pick things up once you get started, and you'll be addicted before you know it. =D
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ebell1Hobbyist
prays* i'm counting on it..i have found a dvd metal smithing course for around 200$ I may have to stick with that if i can't find any close by soon. Thanks agian ^_^
6Crimson1Night6's avatar
That is an awesome work of art. I would definitely love to have that on my wall. =)
Taiga69's avatar
i thought it was an old man from the out side but now its amazing
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LionsongHobbyist Traditional Artist
Your lovely art has been featured! [link] :heart:
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TinaNordlohProfessional Traditional Artist
He's beautiful! I love the layering of the feathers and the colors. The way his wings frame both his head and his body adds such elegance! What did you use for the eye - it's so vibrant :)
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Angi-katProfessional Artisan Crafter
Just a small red marble. =) I drilled a hole so it would rest on the metal, and that allows light to shine through it
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TinaNordlohProfessional Traditional Artist
that's awesome!! It glows in the picture. The entire piece is just awesome!
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I love your choice in color, as the blue is subtly elegant. Excellent fluidity on the wings, too.
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FalluVaudStudent General Artist
Wow... that ia AMAZING! I'd love to have something like that on my wall! I hope you are displaying it proudly ^^
Jinxt's avatar
WOW. Just... wow.
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TwilightwindStudent Writer
This is so cool! Good job! :D
Elephantis's avatar
ElephantisProfessional Artisan Crafter
Great form! The glass really compliments the heat treatment too. Looks like alot of work went into it.
kurophoenix90's avatar
it's amazingly great
GinsengShinigami's avatar
I would want this in my room :D
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Delver-XHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work. Freinds dad who is a metal worker thaought you did it in a computer guided mill. said it was great.love the detail.
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