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For the love of Alba

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By WeirdWondrous   |   Watch
Published: July 26, 2013
© 2013 - 2020 WeirdWondrous
I miss Scotland so much...
Spent my (pretty much only) real vacation day making this pendant. I'll be wearing it on a friends' wedding tomorrow. :heart:

I carved it in amber, a beautiful "anatomic heart"-shaped piece of natural Baltic 60 million year old resin. ;)
Using two sizes of ball burrs, and then nothing but my tiniest 1,5mm. 30-degree-angle burr the carving was surprisingly quick. :squee:

It is my most detailed carving yet. The size of it is approx. 35mm from top to bottom.
A dragon can look any way at all and people will still probably identify them as dragons. Making naturalistic flowers is a lot more difficult in my opinion.
Image size
3500x1875px 3.18 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP.
Model
VR320,D725
Shutter Speed
1/15 second
Aperture
F/3.9
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Jul 25, 2013, 4:58:49 PM
Software
Paint.NET v3.10
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Nettiemac's avatar
What a gorgeous piece
CarpeDraco's avatar
Beautiful thistle!  Also, being of Scot decent, I really love this piece. :w00t:
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African-AmberStudent General Artist
That's really incredible! :squee: How did you get it to look like it's inside the amber? Magic?
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YorullaHobbyist General Artist
HOLY SHIT THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!! :heart: D8
HOW do you carve these!?
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TrinibiniHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely gorgeous! It's actually that amazing :)
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It is a very notorious work of carving. So organic.
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DaydreamingBeyondHobbyist General Artist
wow it's amazing! Like you've magically frozen a thistle within a piece of amber... Very beautiful work! :D
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Tindome-ArtHobbyist General Artist
It looks just the way it should look. I could look at it for a long, long time and still not have enough.
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Aww.. thank you! I know you have both the skill, eye and reference to know what you talk about, which makes me extra super proud! :hug:
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Helens-SerendipityHobbyist Photographer
That's amazing :clap: & your not alone there ;)
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
k you! .. And.. *sigh* .. I want to ho home.. Dear Alba..
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
*thank you, even! :)
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WalnutHillProfessional Photographer
Magnificent!


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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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WalnutHillProfessional Photographer
Entirely my pleasure!!!


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simply beautiful
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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Really beautiful work.  That's a heirloom piece.
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm going to premiere-wear it today.. :squee:
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arcticphoenixstudiosProfessional General Artist
Your carvings never cease to amaze me! Wonderful!
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WeirdWondrousProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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