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Blood From a Stone by c-urchin Blood From a Stone by c-urchin
I've been experimenting with the glass beads at different temperatures....

This one has been fired at stoneware temp with clear glass and white glaze, the beads have been added in a further low fire lustre temperature. The beads have not fully melted, but have formed perfect spheres and fused to the glass beneath :D
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Bloody-Scarlett Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Reminds me of a bleeding tooth
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durkurma Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe its just me but this reminds me of Miracle matter from Kirby 64.
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Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this! Not only is is beautiful with the opium pod like shape and natural tones,but the title that clinches it. I only wish the red gems were a bit darker closer to garnet. Just cause thats my favorite hue of red.
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is of course gorgeous but for some reason it gives me the creeps ... :O
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j0yce Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
Very nice, it looks like a chunk of pomegranate. Very neat design.
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Thank you! :)
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giglemaniac Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
That's awesome!!! and such a good idea. Your ceramic pendants are heaps cool too. The daisy one is very nice.
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
Thanks very much! :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
That's a great effect. Can you glaze and then also fuse the beads?
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I'm not sure...i haven't tried it yet :) I would imagine that it would work with some of the thicker, glassier glazes, but not with the drier matt glazes, but it is something I should try :) Thanks :D
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iandiam Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Artisan Crafter
This reminds me of the cross-section of a lotus root...there I go, thinking on food again...
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
I don't think I've ever seen a lotus root...I'll have to Google it! Sounds interesting :)
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Myana Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! I featured your deviation here --> [link]
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Thank you :D Again, you make such amazing collections of people's work...I love to browse through it! :)
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Myana Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
aww, thank you! I'm very glad to hear that you like and enjoy my features!
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AJGlass Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's very unique. :nod:

The red dots are glass beads?
Did you buy them or make them?
Did they originally have holes in them?
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thanks, yes the red dots are just ordinary glass seed beads that I bought , the holes dissappeared and theu became perfectly spherical in the firing.....it was originally a surprise on another pendant...I was trying to melt some glass at a low temperature without losing the colour :)
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infinitecreature Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
Cool technique! I'd love to see more! : )
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thanks....I'm hoping to make more! ;)
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, it's such a striking effect and I am glad your experiment turned out so well!
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thank you....I wish I had more time to experiment! :)
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RMXmixednuts Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
looks a bit like a ladybug!
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Haha....maybe a slightly chewed one! :D
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RMXmixednuts Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
LOL :D
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my-bits-and-pieces Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
beautiful red ... quite a bold pendant :)
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Thanks...I usually go for greens and blues, but the red works well at lower temperatures :)
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Osa-Art-Farm Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Brilliant idea. I've burned up a bunch of beads before giving up. No access to a lower firing after the stoneware fire. wahhhh. I like that your depressions are taking on a smoother look.
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Yes,,,,actually I discovered this after burning the colour out of some beautiful honey coloured glass, so I added some more when I did the lustre firing, expecting it to melt into a pool, but it just made perfect globules and fused to the glass beneath....I haven't used this as much as I would have liked to, but hopefully I will do some more soon :)
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pdRydia Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Much too cool! I am stunned by the coolness...or something like that.

:) Thanks for including the explanation of how you did this. It's something a lot of jewelers overlook, but it's also something I find really interesting, especially when it's something I've no experience with.
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Haha! :D Thanks...I am not a cool person, but it's nice to think there maybe some coolness in there somewhere! ;)

As for the technique....my work is about experimenting, so quite often the process is more important than the outcome , although maybe not if I'm trying to sell!
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NikixSasuke Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
pretty <3
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c-urchin Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Thank you :D
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NikixSasuke Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
^_^ ypu
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