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Spiral Antler Vessel Pendant by DreamingDragonDesign Spiral Antler Vessel Pendant by DreamingDragonDesign
Deer antler, cork, wood beads.

One of a kind.

Available, if you can talk me out of keeping it. :D

EDIT:SOLD
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Ronald-Martha Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks realy old and mystical , nice work
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SkaeGreytail Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Just curious, what did you use to carve the design in the antler and to hollow it out completely. This is awesome ^^
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use a specialty highspeed rotary flexshaft with a variety of steel cutting and carving burrs, plus a lot of patience & sandpaper. Glad ya like it!
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Waya-Adanata Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure if you're the first one to do this or not, so I figured I should ask if you minded me trying this.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fine by me. If I directly inspired you, can you throw a link to mine in your deviations artist comments?
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Waya-Adanata Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, kind stranger! :D

I'll be sure to put up a link to yours and show you mine, if you want.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sounds great to me!
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Waya-Adanata Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All right, here's mine :D [link]
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG.... there are, I hope, plans to make more of these? <333
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Eventually. Or you could note me to commission me to make one just for you much sooner.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will have to wait on that. ^^; Kinda short on money lately. Just trying to hang onto it in my brain for later.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Let me know when you're ready then.
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mdlymee Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
pretty awesome. :)
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad you like it!
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Kitsune-33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
So Cool! It's Awesome!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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AniDandelion Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovelyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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StrongBear Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Wow looks alot like the one I did,, mine isnt a vessel, havent tryed that yet.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Uh...Thanks?
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StrongBear Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I was trhinking as I did my antlers with the spiral design there is alot of simularities. I didnt mean in any way that what you did isnt great.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ok.
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LyraMira489 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's amazing! I'm actually currently learning how to carve. Some one is already paying me for deer antler buttons but this, This is great!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
Free advice: It sounds trite, but the true key to carving is patience, and practice.
And you can ask me any question that pops into your head. :P I don't bite. Much.
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chronickiller Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student Artist
haha nice lil stash spot
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How in the world did you carve it without it cracking? Can you tell me the tools you use on bone to dye it? What about a drimmel to carve it?
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I actually use a Foredom flexshaft, which is the nicer version of a Dremmel.
(Think metal parts, not plastic, a better motor, etc...)
To do the carving, I use very small dental burrs with the Foredom, and I watch that I don't overheat the material, backing off if it starts getting even slightly warm.

Deer antler is really very easy to carve like this, and not prone to cracking at all unless you are using antler that has weathered in the woods or something.

Dyeing bone and antler isn't something I know much about, honestly. None of the color you see on this piece is dyed, that's just the natural outside of the antler.
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electric-ace Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for your help and pointers! I have been using the deer horns that I have found in the woods, so I suppose that will be the first thing I remedy! Thank you again!!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, really weathered antler has had the minerals start leaching out thru the actions of sun, rain and such, and is brittle. If you find it the year it's shed, it's fine, but if it sits for a season, it's great for looking at but not so good for carving.

(FYI: Horns are on cows, oxen, wildebeast and antelope, and are made of what is essentially compressed hair. Antlers are on deer, caribou and elk & reindeer, and are bone.)
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow! That is amazing :D, I love the fact its made out of a antler horn...

Sorry if I just faved half of your gallery :giggle:
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nah, I love getting Fav bombed. :hug: Thanks!
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Aberleigh Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Haha, welcome :)
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
What would this peice, or a piece like it, go for?
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one is currently available for $50, and that's about what I would charge to make something similar.
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LyraMira489 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is one of his carvings

[link]
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice.
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LyraMira489 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wow. That's a good price for something so good. My great grandfathers work is sold for 4,000$ just about. Look up Stanley Hill you might find someof his work ^^
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
There is typically a price gap between "traditional" carvers and those using nontraditional methods like myself. Essentially, when you innovate, you don't get paid as much, regardless of the quality of the results.
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LyraMira489 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah I know. The reason it is so much is because he passed away. He used to do it based on myths and legends.
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TheWaffleFox Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
Your work is amazing, expect to be hearing from me soon.
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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K-A-S-S-A-B Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student General Artist
I love your crafts :icondroolplz:
They're amazing
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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K-A-S-S-A-B Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student General Artist
My pleasure :aww:
You're really good
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully carved spirals!
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm very happy with this one.
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Yulrathsl3ane Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Hoe wide is the bore on it, and, how did to bore out the curve in it if you did?

Puh-lease.

-Avian
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
The hollow is only about an inch deep, and 1/2 inch wide at the widest.
It's not hollowed past the curve. It's just meant to hold something like a piece of cotton and scented oil.
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The-Hoarde Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Very cool! love the spiral.
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