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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40X
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Celtic Ravens - Carved Jet Gauged Talon Earrings by DreamingDragonDesign Celtic Ravens - Carved Jet Gauged Talon Earrings by DreamingDragonDesign
1/2" gauged, carved from a single piece of Reconstituted Jet stone.

SOLD, Carved on commission.

These were commissioned by the amazingly patient ~Phoenix-Cry.

As always, the knotwork is the awesome creation of my husband, Phillip.

I'm not even sure what to say about these. They were difficult, but taught me things I wouldn't have learned any other way. I also count them as my best work so far.  So I'm really proud of them, but I don't want to carve another hollow form for awhile. :-)

And yes, they are hollow all the way to the start of the smooth area at the top. What I couldn't photograph right is that there is a little detail at the end of the spiral tails where I made a set of holes and a little hollow spot. It looks cool in person, but weird in pictures.

If someone really badly wants a pair in a similar style, the next pair starts at $600, and it'll take a year, minimum. Hollow forms are tricky, so you can't carve on them when tired unless you want a useless mess.

Woot! THANK YOU ^cakecrumbs !
I never expected this would get a DD, so thanks!
Please be patient, I will answer all the comments, and while I'm too swamped to thank for all the favs, do know that I love getting them.
I don't judge, favs without comments get love too. :-)

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Mattriach Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Good god cthulhu.. if you ever do knotwork and tentacles combined.... please do not hesitate to contact me! I would proudly wear those till the day I died! XD
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Eseopia Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
This is most impressive work!  
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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MetalMagpie Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Stunning work. These are by far the most beautiful gauged earrings I've seen. :clap:
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks! I'm glad you like them.
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Erin-Serai Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Student General Artist
FINALLY, THE SOURCE!! I LOVE these so much! they're absolutely gorgeous!!!<333
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks!
I gotta ask, have these been seen somewhere other than my page? If so, can you drop me a link? I love seeing where my work has been featured.
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Erin-Serai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
I believe I found them on your page originally, but it's been so long I had forgotten! >: I couldn't' remember their title so I was really mad at myself when I tried to look them up to show a friend.. another friend found them when I posted a question about them and he pointed me back to your page :)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah, cool, thanks!
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