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Purple Bismuth Dragon

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This is from a while back, when I got a new shipment of bismuth in. I'd bought some bismuth before, but was running low, so I ordered a new set from a different supplier, and oh my goodness! The quality of the pieces are just so good. Really fine, detailed crystals with excellent coloring. I love them so much. The only problem? Most of them ended up being a bit too large for my dragons - this was one of the few pieces that was the right size for a dragon to hold. I'm going to have to figure out what to do with the other pieces because they are gorgeous. Maybe have the dragons climbing on top of them or curled around them or something along those lines?

Crafted from polymer clay, super chameleon flakes, mica pigment, bugle beads, and a piece of bismuth.

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IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
700x700px 165.37 KB
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
60 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Jul 12, 2018, 6:07:14 PM
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donnatello129Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!:)
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Damm, dragons and minerals in the same picture. Now I want something like that in my desk. Take your fave.
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jazcat17Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!!!!!
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I love how bismuth looks! Also, not sure why, but when I saw the colors of the dragon it reminded me of Spyro XD
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Lol, Spyro has a stranglehold on all other purple/gold dragons. Just have to accept it. xD
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Candle-sticHobbyist General Artist
Really pretty bismuth :). I like the way you've incorporated the colours of it with the highlights in the dragon 'scales' and the horns/wings.
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Ashwolfie-2017Hobbyist General Artist
I love bismuth gems <3 This little dragon suits it perfectly!
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MoxyTheFirstHobbyist Digital Artist
HOW DO YOU MAKE THEM
SO
FLIPPIN
CUTE
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Lots and lots of practice. xD
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ZugaluStudent General Artist
omg so cute i love your dragons so much
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
I'm so happy to hear it, thank you!
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ZookieDragonProfessional Artist
Beautiful :)
Devin1809's avatar
wait how did you get the color transition on the bismuth done so well?
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
It's an actual piece of bismuth that I purchased, so I did nothing. It came like that. xD
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That's some good quality bismuth then
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yes, the seller that I bought from sent some really nice pieces. ^^
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Lemon-HibiscusHobbyist General Artist
AAA I love BISMUTH! Yeah! That would be Soo cute to see a baby dragon sleeping on bismuth!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Yeah! I'll have to give it a shot sometime. :D
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shadeon13Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way for you to break the too-large bismuth pieces into smaller chunks? You could consider that as an option if possible.
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Oh! It might be an option. The stuff is actually pretty brittle. 
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shadeon13Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck experimenting then!
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HowManyDragonsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like!
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