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Nautilus Nautilidae by JPCopper Nautilus Nautilidae by JPCopper
Beneath the primeval ocean, the nautilus drifts above sleeping marine gods ...

I hand-crafted this sculpture from copper wire. It's a hanging piece of art that currently swims through my living room.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
this little guy reminds me of a play structure that was on my school's playground when I was growing up lol. . . you should put some marbles in the center of his shell like those copper yard ornaments. . . I bet some coloured marbles would really make him pop :D
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
i think i fell off of one of those. didnt hurt on account it was only 5 feet up, but at that age it seemed atleast 10

i thought if id get good enough i could make the shell out of copper plating
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
I used to climb up inside it and try to follow the curve of the snail's shell all the way up and around lol. . . cracked my skull quite a few times :doh:
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
lol thats sad. i just sat on top of it
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I was determined lol
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AubreeV8 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is very cool! You did a great job forming the wires :)
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
it turned out like i imagined which is unusual
but if i could do things with metal plating like you i expect its shell would look much better
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AubreeV8 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm Maybe, but you did a pretty good job with the materials you had available
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
how do you cut it? the metal?
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AubreeV8 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well I learned how to do all this in a metals class my college offered this semester. You use a small saw blade to cut the metal. If you go onto riogrande.com you'll find a lot of good tools and material to use
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
ohh.. thats a nice site to play around on is that. i wish i were at a more appropriate age for christmas lists
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AubreeV8 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you should go check the colleges around you and see if any of them offer a metalsmithing class! It was alot of fun when I took it, and wasn't extremely difficult :) However, i will warn you that soldering is a Pain in the ASS!!!!
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JPCopper Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
i think there was a metal class at my old college but i dont know what kind of things they do in it... i expect i'll end up taking it anyway x3
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