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Thread: First piece since back at the bench (well, sort of!)

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    Default First piece since back at the bench (well, sort of!)

    After a near two-year absence from the bench, I finally had enough energy to start sorting existing WiP projects last month. Before my stroke, I had started making a sterling silver Eye of Horus with an 8mm lapis lazuli cab. I got about half way through before my body decided to produce a brain fart.

    Still, thanks to the lovely ladies and gents at CG, I have been able to adapt my techniques to one-handed methods. I finally finished the pendant last month, and gave it to my Dad's partner, who is an avid fan of all things Egyptian.

    Any feedback is welcome, as I've had none from the recipient. This either means she hates it or my Dad has forgotten to pass messages on. Either or both are a distinct possibility!

    CD
    xxx

    P.S. Sorry, I couldn't get it to rotate the picture right way up!
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    Welcome back CD. Thats quite a departure from your past work, and very intersting it is. If your dad's partner won't thank you for your Egyptian piece, give them a Chinese burn. Dennis.

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    I think you should be very pleased with that CD, and so should your father's partner. Very rude not to comment.

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    He he, thanks, Dennis!
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    Thanks, Carole. We're not exactly close, but as I made to her specifications, for free, I had hoped for at least a thank you.

    Oh well, can't choose family!
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    Lovely to see you back and working Cerflun, I hope you don't mind, I've rotated the picture for you

    I think that's a lovely piece, design and finish are great.....a thank you would have been nice!!

    How did you achieve the texture around the 'eyelid' part??
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    Very nice! I hope Mr Manners puts in an appearance! x

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    Very nice piece. Love the stone and the finish you've got.
    I'd defo say 'Thank you'!

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    I love it! Its really eye catching(!) It looks delicate and substantial at the same time. I think someone owes you a pint!
    Sam

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    Thanks Tabby, for the life of me I couldn't rotate it!

    I used an engraving point with a Dremel 4000 flexishaft to create "cracked" lines, then popped it in the tumbler for a few hours to soften the appearance up. I used pictures from old archeological excavations as inspiration, and noticed that a lot of the murals there had all cracked in areas that curved. Also, they cover up a multitude of sins, LOL!

    CD


    Quote Originally Posted by Tabby66 View Post
    Lovely to see you back and working Cerflun, I hope you don't mind, I've rotated the picture for you

    I think that's a lovely piece, design and finish are great.....a thank you would have been nice!!

    How did you achieve the texture around the 'eyelid' part??
    Cerflun Designs
    www.cerflundesigns.co.uk


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