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Celtic Cross by Aranglinn Celtic Cross by Aranglinn
Another comissioned piece

this was a real headache to made (or maybe the headache was produced by all the sulfuric vapours I inhaled working on this)

well, It was a lot more difficult than I tought at first

it's all made in 950 silver

some wire and lots and lots of pieces soldered toguether (I almost did'n use the saw for this.... O.o)

and that
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
This is so well done! Wow!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you think so... that was a real pain in the ass xD
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I can imagine, all those knots...but the pain in the ass turned out into something awesome! :D
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hahya, yay! ^^
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nonparticipant Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
neat, :)
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jojo, thanks :P
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Klarenden Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Ah the vapor of liver of sulfur. The trouble with jewelry making, just about anything is toxic to the touch and definitely inhaling it is not a good thing. I really like this cross, it's really pretty. I love the wire design in the middle of it. Excellent job :)
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
not only liver of sulfur but also sulfuric acid xD

yeah, everything is so toxic (and everything ends so hot... I've burned myself countless times xDD

many thanks :P
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Klarenden Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
lol, well any kind of acid is just bad. The students in the class constantly make me tell them why it's not safe to inhale the acid bath. Describing poison fumes should be good enough.

I've lost track of burns. I don't think about it anymore. The only thing that I seem to notice are really bad bad bad handsaw cuts!! I've got three file cuts on my right index finger right now and one heavy handsaw blade cut on my right index finger...bleh. If you pick this up as commission work, your hands will be like this always lol.

And you are very welcome :)
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jajaj xDD yeah, I cut my fingers with the saws always xD. the funny think is that I have always noticed when it's going to happen, it's like "mmm, I'm going to cut myself... and I can't do anything to stop it"
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Klarenden Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
lol cuts.....thats a jeweler's number one bestfriend lol. I had to take a break this week, 4 of my fingers are bruised and cut from the saw blades. But it seems like the more you try to resist the cut when you see it about to happen, it only makes it worse.
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xDDD yeah! that's so true xD
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Klarenden Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
lol
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asuka-sama Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
cuánto cuesta una de éstas? :D?
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
pienso que como en 20 :P
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
seriously? you still cwazy
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jajaja xD thanks?
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
aye, that's totally something I'd never do... but I suppose with all your experience, it's easier these days then when you started.
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, this still was really hard to made, but yeah, also it was a LOT easier than when I started...

I'd still prefer to do it casting or try something diffenrent... but I've had not enought time to find somewhere to learn that yet
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah, and the facilities are another matter. the kiln, the centrifuge, etc.
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
indeed... well, now that I think about it.... I've never found a jeweler who could work in casting

I've seen casted pieces in jewelry stores, of course, but never have seen an artisan who can...

In fact, the only person I know of having casting knowledge and that have told me all I know... is my dentist :S xD
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ah I see, well, it's not to tricky... once you get the hang of it...
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AzhuresJewels Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I am seriously impressed with the knotwork on the cross!
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jaja, thanks :P

but it's just made from braided silver wire
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:iconazhuresjewels:
AzhuresJewels Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
regardless, I still think its awesome and more than what I can do....oooh I can't wait to learn metalwork!
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
xDD :P


and... you will learn metal work? that's great!
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:iconazhuresjewels:
AzhuresJewels Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
I hope to soon! It is one of my goals to learn how to make every component used in jewelry
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jojo, that'd be great xD


(even the stones and beads?)
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:iconazhuresjewels:
AzhuresJewels Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
yep....I don't know if I will actually make everything, but I want to know how

Though I know I would definitely use the metalwork and lapidary
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wibbledile Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Even though I am not the biggest fan of crosses, I really like what you did here! The detail is beautifull! Well done! (btw, can I offer a suggestion?)
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jojo, many thanks ^^

and yes, you can :P
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wibbledile Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
I think that it would be great if you put a texture on the backpiece, to create contrast. Not sandblasting though, rather put a broken drillbit in your hangingmotor. First practice on another piece because the texture will vary by the way the drillbit is broken. (sircular movements work best) Sorry if this is all stuff you already know!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
actually, I didn't knew that, sounds pretty interesting, I'll try it :P

btw, thanks for faving it ^^
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wibbledile Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Cool, its awesome!
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biltongboy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
very flippen good!! the only thing that I can see that is an issue is the uneven finishing on the circular piece at the back! You might have messed a little solder there and tried to clean it up using files or silicon wheels! this will never give you the absalute crisp effect that distinguishes a great piece!! Try to do as much soldering from the rear of the piece, then remove the excess later! But apart from that I would battle with this! far too many curves for my style! keep it up! cant wait to see what you will post later in this year!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, that's exactly what happened xD, so many thanks for the advice :P
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:iconbiltongboy:
biltongboy Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
its a pleasure giving advice! even a greater one watching others skills improve from the advice given! If you want any more! please feel free to ask!
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Suzuka-no-yugure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
gorgeous peice, when i saw the icon i though i'd check to see if it was possibly for sale, but alas it commisioned ^_^ great work BTW
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
many thanks, btw :P
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Suzuka-no-yugure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
your welcome ^_^
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:iconaranglinn:
Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, this one being comissioned is not an impediment for making another :P so, if you want one...
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Suzuka-no-yugure Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
hmmm, do you make rings as well?? if so i might commision a ring, if not i shall save up for a cross ^_^ because that one looks good
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I do :P

just send me a note if you wish to discuss ideas and designs & stuff
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Suzuka-no-yugure Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
cool its sent, and if you need idea, my head is always full of various designs, as my medium s don't work for al the stuff i think up lol
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hand fabricated?!!!! Amazing!!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
jaja, many thanks (and for faving too)!

yeah, all hand made... took me days to finish this... :P
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