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Stainless, and bronze scale lotus flower.

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Image size
3264x2448px 1.18 MB
Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
16/10 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 18, 2011, 4:38:26 AM
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khftw's avatar
:D Is this made like the candel ones by any chance??? This is really beautiful
Dark-cities's avatar
Wow! Inredible. I've never seen anything like it before. Great idea and wonderful execution!
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ou8nrtist2's avatar
Are those commercially available pre-cut silicon bronze leaves?
Would you share your source?
Do they come in larger sizes?
I made some life size lotus blooms in welded silicon bronze and forged stainless steel for some signage several years ago,but I had to get the leaves plasma-cut and it was quite expensive.I'd love to find a source for die-cut leaves...
BorealisMetalWorks's avatar
You will find the scales I use here.

The exact alloy is something you would need to ask them about. They come in two sizes you will find listed there among the other metals, and they also have solid bronze tags of similar quality. They stick to very specific punches for their products so a custom leaf is unlikely.
ou8nrtist2's avatar
Thank you kindly...
Novarock's avatar
what a wonderful work! nature and cold metl assembled togheter in perfect armony! :D
Novarock's avatar
your welcome! :)
alexluna's avatar
I want! I want!
ArmoredKoi's avatar
I seriously need to try this. I should revisit the comment you wrote me and try to make sense of it! Hahaha!
xCupx's avatar
Don't suppose you'd be willing to share how to make one of these? That would be an awesome gift for the ladies in my life ;)
BorealisMetalWorks's avatar
There will eventually be a tutorial when time permits.
Until then:

Quickie tut, six layers of Dscale 19g(1mm) 1/4(6.4mm) and 20g(.8 mm) 3/16(4.8 mm).

Made in a tube. Leaving one layer top, and one on bottom you open the big rings on the middle layers adding in a scale between each. Giving you four scales per layer. The natural tightness of the design makes the shape.

Hope that helps.
xCupx's avatar
That should get me started, Thanks :)
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PlagueJester's avatar
I'm a metal worker, but not like this. I, unfortunately, fit and weld for bridges and such.

How I envy your ability to make art out of metal.

Amazing job, absolutely amazing.

I'm gonna visit your page and look at your other stuff now :)
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