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Sterling All Spark by Dans-Magic Sterling All Spark by Dans-Magic
Shard of the allspark. Customer circled what symbol they wanted then I created it from there.

Sterling silver, was about an inch and a half tall

transformers (c) Hasbro
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LizoLB Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one I like :D
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NexiaPrime Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Can you make me one? I've been looking for an AllSpark shard pendant for several weeks now. I don't really care what symbols are on it... is it possible for you to make me a shard that's lightning shaped, about an inch and a half or two inches long and 3d-ish? You know, not flat? I don't care which of the symbols are on it. Of course, I'll be happy with any shard I get, but the one I described is the one I've been seeing in my dreams, so I've been hoping to get my hands on one that looks like it...
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Ky-y Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
I just started my shop. Check it, if you like) [link]
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PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Wow.
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LadyMGreystone Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That is all sorts of awesome!
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Lady-Elita-1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hay who much is the shard ? I would like one of throw's also .... Just know me how much.. and well you know :)
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
very cool idea...I like this
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
I liked it too. was thinking about make more shards of different areas of the cube
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Pheonix023 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
would be VERY cool too see :)
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SyrianKnight Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow, how did you do that on the right?
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
The back of the piece? I had the wax really thick. First I carved the outside of the piece so I had the shape I wanted. They wanted to look like it broke off so I used an exacto knife to cut highs and lows in a random broken up fashion. then I just smoothed it all out with the x-acto and sanded it really nice with sanding discs did the pre-polish with the rubber wheels and then the final polish. I reccomend being very carefull cutting large amounts of wax of with an x-acto I have cut myself badly many times. Easy to slip.
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wildnova Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I WANT one too!!!! ;.; So pretty and beautiful, simple but detailed, and not cheap or fake looking!
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Thank you! I put alot of love into my work to make real jewelry. I do not cut corners.
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dreamerchaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
This...

This is just beautiful, really. Even if people aren't familiar with the fandom, it's definitely a unique and attractive piece. ^_^

I'm quite confident well worth the cost for the labor, material, etc that the customer will pay.

I've seen your other works too. Have you ever done the craft conventions or shows? I've gone to a few, latest one where my parents live, and sadly on a fraction of the stalls have quality of work that I'd pay for. Of course, I may pay more than a penny or two, but based on the quality and workmanship, it's a well worthy investment.
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Thank you for the wonderful comment. Was a custom for someone to remember their grandma, they said she loved transformers (awesome grandma!).

I have done shows in the past but not for many years. I have a steady load of work and not much time for them.. Would like to do some conventions though.. there's a horror convention that comes through here every year, crypticon. Would be neat.
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dreamerchaos Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
8D

That would be AWESOME! Cause I'm sure if you showed off your works at those specialized conventions, you would probably quite easily get commision requests!

But of course, like you said, you have a steady workload (and I saw your journal statement about someone ripping you off. Jerks!!) Working things out one at a time are very important.

Sadly there are not too too many conventions where I'm at in Southern Oregon, but I know Reno, Nevada, when I lived near there, had a HUGE convention. They had to move the convention to a bigger facility to house everybody...I believe twice a year...and my gosh, the amount of stalls with jewelry, metalwork, etc. IT. WAS. AWESOME. I could have spent a day or two there.

My parents adore this artist who comes to where they live in Oregon not too far from me...she does natural stone with only the barest of paint work to it....the cuts of stone have natural glaze and colors that she'll highlight certain features to make a picture..like a mountain landscape with a cowboy on horseback in the front...and her parents do spectacular work with various semi-precious and precious stones throughout the world, and their metal work is gorgeous too. Sadly the rest of the stalls were pretty sad imitations and half-handed work...BUT it's always nice to find the gems amongst the batch. ^_^

Anyway!! Besides all my babble! LOL You have the right idea about that horror convention should it fit into your schedule. Show off your work, maybe a new piece or so orientated towards that crowd that they may buy directly from you there, and I'm sure you'll get a lot of people showing further interest. XD
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
oooo i'm curious... did you use lost wax casting? Also do you set your own stones or outsource? (i know there's no stone sin this but i thought i'd ask :) )
Very nice work, damn i wished i had the money to work in more silver
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Yes this was done with lost wax, all my work is. I also do all my stone setting, casting, torching, the whole show. Do it in my shop here at home.

You could always buy small portions of casting grain at a time. An ounce here and there. Some people use antique flatware (can find it at flea markets or may even have some in your home) I dont do it unless someone gives it to me to use in their piece because you dont know the quality of the silver. Could have other crud in it or a high copper content which will give you a pink tinged silver.
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Deathcomes4u Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
mmm good idea with the flatware. I dont have a setup to do my own lost wax casting though, i have to outsource (my uni's casting facilities aren't great) through a firm that provides the metal and are very snitty about us providing our own :/ but thanks for the tips, i might make use of that later :D
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
some jewelry stores do it. I work as a manufacturer from my home and when the store gets a casting job in, Im the one that does it usually. Then I machine it for them or just send back the raw casting for the owner to finish.
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T-M-N-T Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is so cool!!
Awesome work! X3
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SourKiss Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i love it! how long did you work on that?
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Thanks, The wax carving took around 2 hours. After casting the machining took about an hour. Was a simpler piece. :)
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SourKiss Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks nice!
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vermilionbird Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is awesome. Once again, I ask permission to cross post this and the Autobot shield.
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
Thanks!

As long as you link back here sure :D
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vermilionbird Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I love sharing amazing art. :hug:


Here is the link to the post. [link]
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