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Autumn rose pendant
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Published: October 23, 2012
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My first intaglio necklace.

Hand engraved amber set with a very thick hammered bezel frame in sterling silver.
Made for a customer to be given to her mother-in-law, a Berber woman. Wow. No pressure.

I tried to make it contemporary and solid and still use some of the traditional Berber jewelry as inspiration.


Image size
3216x4288px 3.82 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
VR320,D725
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Oct 22, 2012, 11:31:50 AM
Software
Paint.NET v3.10
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kirimon's avatar
Reminds me of the Secret of NIMH pendant.
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Dino-Myte|Professional General Artist
this is gorgeous! do you sell or take commissions? im getting married and something like this would be perfect!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Awww! It would be an honor.
I do make these and I am just getting started with this technique. If you have a look at my most recent journal, or even better, my Intaglio gallery (folder at the bottom of my general gallery) you can see some samples of what i can do. ;)
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Dino-Myte|Professional General Artist
ive gone through the gallery, i cant believe how quickly youve got the tequnique! your so talented. it must be the the blood, my swedish friend hannah, who is doing mission work over here for a few years, and she can do absolutely anything!
i would love if you could do me a pendant like this, and would you be able to do a circlet?
thank you so much for getting back to me. x
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
*krama*
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Eveqi's avatar
Awesome work :clap: I couldn't stop myself to browse back through your gallery to find out, what kind of stone this is :D
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
It's a natural baltic amber cabochon. hardness 2-2.5 on the Mohs scale, where Diamond is a 10.

Thank you so much for taking an interest in my Crafts! :)
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Eveqi's avatar
Thank you for the answer! :iconflowerheartplz: First of all I thought it's a dried real rose covered by amber-like resin :D So this is a reverse engraving? And you do it by hand? :wow: You have golden hands then :nod:
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
If you check my latest journal I got an entry where I tell the background to what it is and how I do it, along with the progress I made!

It's done with a small hand tool (milling machine)with tiny exhangeable bits. (Dremel like) It's done from the backside where you push the tool in, cut out bits from the back and check the front for what's going on! :)

Here is the entry, if you're interested:

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CaliorDurga's avatar
The amazing part is how quick you've learned this tecnique, youre a TRUE talent and creator of wonderful beauty!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Aw, thank you for noticing! That's so sweet of you to say! :blush: :hug:
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Antu's avatar
Antu|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful piece.
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :bow:
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Faehwin|Hobbyist General Artist
...woah!! This is so beautiful. I love everything about it.
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you sweetie!
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kotadawn|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful! Roses are one of my favorite motifs and amber is one of my favorite stones. So the marriage of the two just guarantees that I'll love it. I own a lovely little cross pendant with a intaglio rose carved into the amber. Up until now, I've never seen anything else like it. I'm glad I found you!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I'm happy you enjoy my craft. I have bought several amber pieces I'll turn into intaglio soon enough. Can't wait! :D
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AviAngel-Flycir's avatar
You and your roses! Always beautiful :squee:
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
I wub the roses! :hug:
Thank you! :heart:
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AviAngel-Flycir's avatar
You're welcome :happybounce:
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Zaraj3894|Student Traditional Artist
that's absolutely beautiful! :D
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LDOTT's avatar
LDOTT|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous, stunning, amazing...and beautifully photographed on the Autumn leaves!
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WeirdWondrous|Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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