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Blue Marble Swivel Pendant -2 by ou8nrtist2 Blue Marble Swivel Pendant -2 by ou8nrtist2
The large tubular stainless steel neckring holds the smaller ring in place by tension,and pulls apart to put on .Small pins are welded into the sides of the smaller ring and socket into the terminations of the large ring.All parts swivel.
The blue glass marble is mounted just like:
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so it's open on both sides to let the light pass through...
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:iconfluidmetalsstudio:
FluidMetalsStudio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Simply elegant and lovely!
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional
Thank you Kris.
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:iconfluidmetalsstudio:
FluidMetalsStudio Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're very welcome.
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TurboFerret Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
simple and stunning
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional
Thank you Ferret...
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Ooooo...makes me wanna see it worn. Love the openness of the marble mount.
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional
I confess it is a little challenging to gett on and off.
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Challenging but worth it!
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crazed-fangirl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's so cool! ^_^ I love tension settings, and the semi-concentric circles flow together well.

That, and royal blue with silver is my favorite color combo.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you Brandy...
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:iconnativeart:
nativeart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Here we are again I saw it and said to myself yup I know who did this one. Very nice.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional
Thank you Marsha.
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is So beautiful and elegant! :iconawwwplz:
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:iconou8nrtist2:
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional
Thank you...
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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shadowduchess Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
Absolutely stunning, this is so gorgeous and I immediately thought of an ancient Celtic torque when I saw it :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional
Thank you Angel,
I am greatly inspired by ancient Celtic artifacts especially torcs,and also contemporary neck pieces inspired by them.I like to explore new and novel ways to ornament the body with stainless steel.
I'm currently working on a commissioned torc for a woman in Israel. It should be done this week I hope.
It is similar to this one I made for my cousin but with different punched symbols for the finials.
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Stay tuned...
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shadowduchess Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
You are more than welcome!
They are beautiful aren't they? I was lucky when I traveled to Ireland many years back I was in a small museum that displayed some very old pieces that were found in the nearby Hill of Tara.
I have always loved the look of torques and you have done a wonderful job! Upper arm bands would be nice, and I was thinking something for the waist but I wonder if it would be too cumbersome?
The one you did for your cousin was quite wonderful and I can't wait to see the newest one when it's done!
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somk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Niiice and slick ! love it !
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Professional
Thank you !
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh...interesting. It's kind of hard to imagine how you put it on. Is it big enough to just fit over your head?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional
Read the comments Grasshopper...
The ring is under tension.
You take it apart to put it on.
But it IS inconvenient,and needs further refining definitely...
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I read the comments, but I just don't get how you take it apart, or what you mean by "tension". Are they attached magnetically? If so, then I can see how it works.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional
By tension ,
I mean the outer ring is pushing on the little ring,holding it by tension...
Can't explain it any better than that.
But you bring up MAGNETS which I'm actually exploring at present as a new clasp design...
This design is too hard to get on and off to be convenient for anyone but a young person so I definitely have to retrofit the mechanism...
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I think I get it now. That would be more like compression and friction, but I can see how it works now.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional
Yeah that's it,
It's a good concept theoretically but on this piece for sure it needs to be "adjusted"...
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...or you could just make the necklace part in two pieces that just connect in some way, whether it be in the same fashion, magnetically, or some other way. That way, you could keep the compression/friction concept and you wouldn't have to take it apart to put it on or take it off.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008  Professional
The two piece design nixes the compression aspect ,but that's the one I'm thinking of changing it to, with magnetic attachments for the clasp.
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Askrata Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty. :heart: So there are little pegs on the smaller ring that fit into the larger ring? Is that how it works?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional
Yep
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:iconaskrata:
Askrata Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. :D
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:iconfeybles:
Feybles Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Artisan Crafter
OH!!! Wow.... This is really lovely! A piece of stunning work that can be worn and enjoyed!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional
Hopefully...LOL
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Feybles Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Artisan Crafter
I would totally volunteer for that honour, except for the whole $ and distance thing....

*sad face*

It will be loved, that much is for sure. :)
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nativeart Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Lovely as usual. Good to hear that your business is improving. You deserve the time to create cool stuff. I'm still working the orders but soon I hope to be doing more of the creative things I want to do too. So many ideas in the head so little time on the hands.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional
Yep,
It sorta makes you think more about what you want to do...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh I have plenty of time to think about what I want to do while I'm working on all these orders that aren't exactly what I wanted to do. What I need is more time to do those things that I've been thinking about. Then when I have some time it takes awhile to figure out which thing it is I want to work on out of the numerous things that I would like to do.

Probably a character flaw but I tend to want to be working on something other than what I'm working on regardless of what it is I'm working on. And even if I'm working on something that I wanted to work on yesterday. Takes a bit of discipline to actually get anything done.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional
My father taught me a kind of funny technique to deal with the not -wanting-to-do-whatever -you -know-you-have-to-do-thing.
He said "make it fun Stephen "then it'll be easier to accomplish. So you have to sort of train yourself to alter your attitude towards the task. When you change your attitude,your behavior naturally changes too. I found it helpful most of the time...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
yes that helps, however, it is not so much the fact that I don't want to do something as the fact that the brain has so many ideas buzzing around in it that invariably alternate ideas tend to come to the surface and try to overcome the position of preference to the point of 'lets stop doing this and do that'

Repetitive tasks that require small amounts of brain time are the worst for this. What I really need is two or three heads and at least 6 arms and hands so I could do more things at the same time. Then one head would likely like the look of what the neighboring head was working on and you could just musical chair through a variety of tasks accomplishing them all... Ok went a bit far out there but such is life at least in my head.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Professional
But I do know exactly what you mean because I was like that at one time also,
I'm not exactly sure why I'm not still that way but time and practice have given me what's now an habitual focus on the task at hand,what ever that may be...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm pretty good at staying focused on what I'm working on but the brain wanders and desire and focus are somewhat different. Staying focused is a matter of discipline I think. Over time trying to remain focused you become more disciplined and remain focused. At least that is my theory.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008  Professional
Yes,
In my experience that is what happens...
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DreamingDragonDesign Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very cool.

:D I think I've seen a pic of the torq that inspired the mechanism. Now I've just got to figure out where....
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional
There are many,
Some in gold ,some bronze,some copper.
I think I have to rework the design.
I had an older woman put it on today and she said it was too difficult for her to open to get her neck inside the ring,i.e. it required too much strength. It wouldn't be that hard to make the opening larger. I sort of should have seen this problem,but I had no clear idea of who this might be for (other than moi).LOL
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Minimalist is good, then the jewelry doesn't take away from a good, straightforward clothing design.
A powerful piece for a woman in a nice suit looking for a job promotion. Or a woman without a suit looking for...um, world peace!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional
Ha !
I see the former ,but like the latter sooo much better...
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dukecrescent Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
What a beautiful piece Stephen!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008  Professional
Thank you Peter...
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dukecrescent Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Sure You are very welcome :)
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:iconquarkenzyme:
quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
wow. very interesting/pretty. i would so buy this for my girlfriend if i had one! haha (i think ive said that before... lol)
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