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January 28, 2009
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Canon PowerShot A640
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Mar 17, 2008, 5:04:43 AM
Malachite Setting by ou8nrtist2 Malachite Setting by ou8nrtist2
Malachite setting in stainless steel.
Just wanted to see if I could...
It's done the same way I set glass in stainless settings.
Arc welded and IMMEDIATELY dropped in a bucket of water.
In this case from the back.
The heat never reaches the stone or glass.
I call this Low Tech High Art.
I'll fit the bezel a bit better next time.

Dipping polished malachite in water is not the best thing for the stone(it dulls the shine),but it was an experiment anyway...
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nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Looks nice. You could always polish up the malachite with a dremel.
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional
What kind of polishing tips would i use for that?
nativeart Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well there are a variety. Rio Grande has some that look like erasers that would probably do the trick. They will polish metal too. Also if it is just slightly not shiny anymore you could use red rouge and a felt or cloth wheel. Or for a bit more polish use white rouge. It is more abrasive. Tin oxide on the felt or cloth wheel would also polish up the stone.
CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
can I just sneak into your workshop one day and watch you work??? :flirt: hahahahaahahahah

though not sure about all these techniques, but sounds like you've conquered yet another innovation!! :D
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional
you'd be welcome anytime...
I'm sorry to hear of your father's passing.
May the strength of his love remain in your heart forever...
CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug: Thank you so much Stephen!!! :heart:

It came as a big surprise to be honest..... and since I am all the way here while my family are all back at SF, I guess it's even harder for my brother.....

I guess I need to let him go, but yes the memory will remain forever!! This past Chinese New Year was odd, without him the first time...

c'est la vie isn't it??? :)
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional
I lost my father in 2004,
so I have some idea of what you're going through.
There's a pretty good new short film about his life and work.
He was considered a sort of living treasure in the State of Maine where I grew up. A state sponsored archival film company had one session of shooting with him before he passed,which was insufficient to explain fully his life and work. Therefore his widow (who I adore but have never called stepmother))and myself were drafted to help fill in the blanks ,so we're interviewed extensively to "explain"him.
I had great trepidation after filming as to how my older brother and sister might receive the things I said.
But at the opening of the film they were both teary eyed and gave me their blessing,a great weight off my mind...
CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awww Stephen....:hug:

I had a feeling that he was a great influence to you! This is not the first time that you've mentioned him in your comment...

I would love to know more about him! Will have to search online sometime later today.... and yes I bet it was great relieve for you when your siblings agreed with what you've said...

For me, it's harder to explain to my son, he holds my dad in his dearest heart.... once in awhile my son will pop up with these questions, like a few days ago while we were riding public transportation, we both got teary eyed, bet it was strange to others.... LOL
ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional
That kind of shared emotion need never be explained to others.
At least your son KNEW your father. Many have never had the luxury of knowing or being influenced by a grandparent.
CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod: That is true...
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