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Wolf Song Etched Copper Cuff by Gardi89
Wolf Song Etched Copper Cuff
The second cuff I actually finished. And that's the third attempt at it: the first, I decided, was rubbish, the second... not so much, but I didn't like the etching in one place, and that's the one I thought was passable. Anyway, it's already sold, so I guess someone liked it more than me;) And the customer also wanted an engraving added on the inside. After making that engraving I decided that I either need to learn hand-engraving at last, or buy rotary tool equipped with flexi shaft.  I'm getting better at hand-engraving, but it's going slow (straight lines, I can make, no problem. Curves, however... will take more time to master. And circles, especially.) Buying something with flexi shaft was faster option, and I can't wait for my new toy to arrive :D Sorry for the quality of the engraving picture. It's already somewhere in Australia, so I definitely won't take another one.
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Raven Song Etched Copper Cuff by Gardi89
Raven Song Etched Copper Cuff
Finally finished! Made of copper, etched, and oxidised. And also somewhat of a guinea pig: one of the first pieces I used renaissance wax on. I hope it will not tarnish, because with the price tag of that wax, if it doesn't work, I will have a fit. I'm a bit apprehensive, because I used some other wax before on other piece, and it did tarnish underneath. But fingers crossed!

It's 15cm (~6in) long, 2.5cm(~1in) wide, and with 2.5cm opening.

www.etsy.com/uk/listing/236957…
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Homotherium Etched Copper Earrings by Gardi89
Homotherium Etched Copper Earrings
And the second piece with extinct fauna: Homotherium earrings, to match the necklace. The image of the cat's head I made in the same manner as with the necklace. It was an interesting exercise: to fit it on a 1cm wide strip of metal. And here I also played a bit with the saw, and also managed to cut each earring in one go. I think I'm finally getting somewhere with my sawing ;)
Available here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/236075…
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Homotherium Latidens Etched Copper Necklace by Gardi89
Homotherium Latidens Etched Copper Necklace
I decided that I want to merge my two passions: jewellery-making and paleoart, and decided to make a few pieces with extinct animals. That's the first one, with Homotherium latidens. To make the etching on the pendant, I first drew a life restoration (just the head, obviously), using a picture of H. latidens skull as a base, and then scaled it down to fit the picture on a pendant. It was impossible to contain a lot of details on such a small image, but at least proportions should be right. All the necklace components were handmade by me.
Available here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/235965…
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Flying Raven Etched Copper Earrings by Gardi89
Flying Raven Etched Copper Earrings
You can never have to many ravens... another raven earrings :) I decided to play with my saw a little, and cut something more complicated than just straight bases. Actually, I'm really proud of how they turned out: I cut each other in one continuous loop, and there wasn't much finishing up to do afterwards. This is really good, considering my sawing skills... ;) Anyway, after cutting, I hand-painted the designs, etched them in saline solution, oxidised, polished, and added jump rings and ear wires. And I'm actually very happy not only with earrings themselves, but also with the picture - I've got a new lens, and it's better than the old one.

They are available here: www.etsy.com/uk/listing/235958…
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This one will be very short: I just saw an order confirmation Etsy sent me. Apparently, I'm going to ship one pair of earrings to Australia, of all places. And here I thought orders form USA were from far away... And that's what's really cool about selling via internet: you can send something you made with your own hands to places you personally have never been to! Happy dance time!
  • Mood: Stunned
  • Listening to: Nightwish - Endless forms most beautiful
  • Reading: The greatest show on Earth
  • Watching: Nothing
  • Playing: Nothing
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Green tea

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Kasia
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United Kingdom
So...how to start...My name's Kasia (the full name is, wait for it: Katarzyna :D and I love forcing non-Polish to have a go in pronouncing it:D I think I've already heard all kind of things starting with K and having nothing to do with the real thing :D). I'm currently living in Northern Ireland, but I hope that I will come back home someday. I've been interested in art and artisan crafts for quite some time, started designing jewellery couple of years ago, firstly only for myself, but recently decided to show my creations to wider public. And, to my greatest surprise, I found out that things that I do are even considered by some worth buying ;)
Besides of jewellery making I also love to draw, paint, sculpt and write stories. I think I won't make any mistake in saying that I utterly enjoy almost every kind of creative activities. And I am seriously interested in biology.
I have also tendency to write over-long posts and introductions, so I think I will stop, before it gets out of control ;P
Oh, and sorry for any mistake I've made while writing this.

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:iconbyrdldy:
byrdldy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
Thank you for the llama! :)
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Welcome in our group Nature-Jewelry :iconnature-jewelry: :wave:
We are looking forward for your creations :P
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fave! :)
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:icongardi89:
Gardi89 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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DreamsOfGems Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch :)
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Gardi89 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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taniri Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the Llama! :)
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Gardi89 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Dontknowwhattodraw94 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the favorite :)
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Gardi89 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome:)
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