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Amber Phoenix egg pendant
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I keep working with my reverse engraving experiments!


This time a dark cognac tinted piece of assembled amber.
Since amber is an organic resin it can be melted or even burned. This is used in order to put little insects in the pieces or make them more desirable in general. Many pieces of "natural" amber is really assembled and pressed into molds. Usually the price is a giveaway but nearly all amber that's sold today has been manipulated in some way.

Anyway, decided to try an idea for a rising phoenix on this rather dark piece.
Image size
1971x2521px 2.44 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
VR320,D725
Shutter Speed
1/40 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 6, 2012, 8:29:48 PM
Software
Paint.NET v3.5.10
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awhite805's avatar
Is there a way that I can buy one of these? My wife (Amber) is pregnant with our little girl (Phoenix.) I think that this would be a perfect "push present." 
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Feyael|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Soooo much want Heart Heart Heart 
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Arcturus-90|Student Traditional Artist
It's very good! A fairy would be interesting inside amber! Greetings!
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CandieRain|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you sell these? <3
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IndividualityA's avatar
So pretty!! :D
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PrimaGaren|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
want want want want ^^
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you! :D
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CatsWire|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:bow:
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AviAngel-Flycir's avatar
Beautiful and symbolically fitting piece :)
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I feel more and more attached to the phoenix, considering my OC, Ember and such.. drifting further and further towards the phoenix symbolism in my life for better and for worse. I'm in a bit of a difficult time in my life right now and the phoenix feels like a very helpful and hope-inducing figure right now. :)
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You're welcome!

I understand those feelings...I'm still going through them.
Hope everything works out ok :huggle:
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: and to you too!
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Lost-in-the-day|Professional General Artist
Wow, very nice!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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Beautiful and educational. Learned something about amber.
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

I picked the brain of a very "old in the game" jewel tradesman who hooks me up with cabochons and other stuff. I learned a -lot- about what amber is, and all the faux stuff there is out there. Working this material was very different from working natural composed amber as well. This had a flour'y/dusty feel to it. And didn't smell as strong of pine. :)
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Samarai's avatar
From the ashes.. as it were.
Very nice.
You improve daily.
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm starting to move a little bit more freely in the technique now and dare to try more than just.. vegetables. ;)
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Yep.. as I knew you would. Some things just go without saying, though.
Looking forward to what comes next.
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm planning some goldfish and dragons. Not in the same one, though... :D
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oh my gosh thats cool!!!!


i was thinking the other day.... i collect monster high dolls and the ghost girl has clear legs...do you think this could be done on it?
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