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Intaglio bead with roses by fairyfrog Intaglio bead with roses by fairyfrog
Trying something new Intaglio-wise.
Since i noticed how cabochons distort and magnify the carved pattern I was curious to see how a spherical item would work. I have a project where i want to carve an egg and I needed some practice.

So, doodling some roses and leaf, then taking a look to see if you could see anything on the inside. It's a weird effect, like looking at something through a glass marble, and the magnifying effect covers 100% of the surface. Sadly, the depth of the flowers doesn't show and it's nearly impossible to see what I'm doing, but I'll keep trying this idea.

Worst case I'll end up with amber beads with pretty surface patterns.

The two top pictures are taken with macro -through- the spherical bead itself, while the middle just shows it finished with some pen markings still there. >.<

16mm. bead.
I turned it into a dangly bookmark. :)
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Fairyfoogoo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful ^_^
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TimBakerFX Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
lovely work
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
If you get enough practice you can mock up the result in your head while working (with occasional touch-ups). I'd say you need to carve deeper, which is tricky because it has to look good on the near side, too. Keep experimenting . . :)

Years ago I did a large reverse-carved acrylic pendant strung on a necklace of large acrylic beads that I'd internally carved through the end holes. The cord went through a cord tunnel in the pendant that curved around the edge and was carved out through a row of holes in the edge. I wish I had a photo of it.
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child-of-aros Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really interesting

(would love to see you do this on diy bjd eyes btw )
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