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Antler Helix with Quartz Crystal

By DonSimpson
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Deer antler tine set with a dark gray natural quartz crystal having complex facets, 2-1/2 inches long. Antler carved and stained, with hand-rubbed beeswax finish. Crystal set with a slurry of glue and black glass microbeads. Cord tunnel through upper part of antler portion.
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Lemurianfields's avatar
Magnificent and magical!
toooooooo nice!
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Thank you. :) I consider it one of my best so far.
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How can I buy this, or something similar? Inbox me
mnshortdraw's avatar
Reminds me of a captive ball carving, very neat, and different than your skulls. I would imagine you are using a foredom for your carvings?
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This was done mainly with the Foredom, cleanup and detailing with the micromotor.
Delashael's avatar
Oh man this would look amazing in my collection.
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this is impressive. got some antler tips lying around somewhere... and if there's someone telling that's the magic crystals that got to be carved, I'll carve them crystals right up!
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Obviously, I agree.
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I seriously love all your work, but this is by far one of my favorites so far. Just... how... Do you ever sell these?
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Thank you. :) It's one of my favorites, too.

And, yes , I sell them.
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Oh wow....... Do you ever take commissions for something like this?
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Yes, I do. :) Just send me a note.
NobleFiveJorge's avatar
Brilliant... Carving must be difficult.
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Can take time to get right on a new technique, but worth it.
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I've got a long way to go yet.
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Very nicely done.
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This is to die for! Just beautiful!
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Ma ma mia! Don! This is carving!!!!
I also love the finishing touch with beewax, dirtying it enough to give it a little hand of centuries aging!!!!!!
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I do like the ancient look in much of my jewelry work. :D
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Looks amazing.
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It actually looks better in reality than in pictures. :)
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