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For the love of Alba

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.
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Date Taken
Jul 25, 2013, 4:58:49 PM
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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:
African-Amber's avatar
That's really incredible! :squee: How did you get it to look like it's inside the amber? Magic?
Yorulla's avatar
HOW do you carve these!?
Trinibini's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous! It's actually that amazing :)
Rufina-Tomoyo's avatar
It is a very notorious work of carving. So organic.
DaydreamingBeyond's avatar
wow it's amazing! Like you've magically frozen a thistle within a piece of amber... Very beautiful work! :D
Tindome-Art's avatar
It looks just the way it should look. I could look at it for a long, long time and still not have enough.
WeirdWondrous's avatar
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:
Helens-Serendipity's avatar
That's amazing :clap: & your not alone there ;)
WeirdWondrous's avatar
k you! .. And.. *sigh* .. I want to ho home.. Dear Alba..
WeirdWondrous's avatar
*thank you, even! :)
WalnutHill's avatar
WalnutHill's avatar
Entirely my pleasure!!!

HookandKnot's avatar
simply beautiful
WeirdWondrous's avatar
Thank you so much!
CustomCookie's avatar
This is gorgeous!
WeirdWondrous's avatar
Thank you so much!
RmacDhai's avatar
Really beautiful work.  That's a heirloom piece.
WeirdWondrous's avatar
Thank you! I'm going to premiere-wear it today.. :squee:
arcticphoenixstudios's avatar
Your carvings never cease to amaze me! Wonderful!
WeirdWondrous's avatar
Thank you so much!
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