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Celtic River - With Color by DreamingDragonDesign Celtic River - With Color by DreamingDragonDesign
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I decided to go with a warm brown color for the accent.
It looks much better in person. The color is very rich and natural, but photos are catching an uneven tone not actually visible in the hand.
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:icontrutze:
Trutze Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful ! I'd love to have one of those
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
This one IS for sale. So you could have it!
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow - this is incredible! I love the elegance of the design, particularly in the shaped of the top. The celtic carvings are beautiful too - the colour sets them off perfectly ^ ^

Well done, and thanks for the fave =D
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks so much for your kind words.
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CarolineCherry Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful work :)
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Still really proud of the carvings on this one.
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful design
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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:iconanniina85:
Anniina85 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful carvings, nice job!
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconcaterpillararts:
CaterpillarArts Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful, wow.
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:icondreamingdragondesign:
DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, I have featured this beautiful hair ornament here [link]

Thank you!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:excited: Thanks!
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very nicely done that :)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thanks!
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NycterisA Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is amazing!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad to hear that you like it!
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Glori305 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
If it looks better IRL I am severly jealous of your skills, this is beautiful.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Aww, thanks!
It took me quite some time to get to this point. With enough patience, I believe anyone with a real desire to could learn to carve.
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Glori305 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
You welcome, I just picked up a rotary tool, and started on wood....I got alot of time and practice in my future!
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immortaldesigns Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful design, adding the colour really brings it out more(it's nice to see a before and after picture). the brown looks more natural with the bone than the black does
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
My worry was more that the black is MUCH more opaque and might obscure details with the carvings being so tiny on this piece. But I'm very glad to hear that you like the brown.
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x--Lurid--x Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
**Last Comment Edit**
When I said I own something like this, I definitely did not mean the design, I simply meant a hair pin in general. Sorry if I freaked you out at all! Realized how bad it sounded after I hit "add comment."
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem.
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x--Lurid--x Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love this! I own something like this, but unfortunately it was painted black/green so it does not look nearly as natural as this. Awesome work! You must sell lots of these. You're very talented.

For your photo problems, I would suggest maybe using something like a leaf for a background instead for some of them? It might bring out the colors more and make it look softer. It might help?
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

The problem isn't background color. I've played with it a bit, and the problem is the way the camera catches the translucence of the brown color. It's seeing a quality that isn't visible in person because of how the sensor collects light. Nothing much I can do about it, I'm afraid.
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I owuld so love to see this design on one of those wavy bladed daggers. It is sort of what it reminds me of. Nice work :clap:
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You could note me to discuss the idea. I -might- just know someone who could get me such a blade to work on. :) And I've been wanting to try etching on steel. A carved handle, or perhaps something like a curvy black horn from one of the smaller african antelope species?
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DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Yep..that brown set it off nice:)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad ya like it!
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Gadiena Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's lovely. I also like the coloured ones better than the basic ones. The pattern just pops out. How do you colour it? do you use a kind of paint or powder?
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
I normally use enamel paints, like what is used in making models, but for this piece I used a high quality leather stain, as I couldn't get the softer look I wanted with the opaque enamels.
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Gadiena Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm ok, never knew that you could use that on bone. Learned something again :)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can use pretty much any paint, ink or stain on bone.
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Gadiena Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the answers!
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DenisLi Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
mhhhhhh!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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Biutz Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, gorgeous :clap:
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad ya like it. So, since you liked it without color, how do you feel about it colored versus uncolored?
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Biutz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It seemed very fragile and porcelain-like uncolored, but now the design just pops so yeah, I like it better colored :clap:
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:P Yay!
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:iconbiutz:
Biutz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:
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anaronth Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the brown. If accents the carving well,:-)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I just wish I could make the photos look as good as it does in person.
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