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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.

Note:
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.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Professional
What kind of polishing tips would i use for that?
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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.
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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
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional
Deb,
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...
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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??? :)
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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...
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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
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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.
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CrysallisCreations Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:nod: That is true...
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really glad you went "forth and conquered" with this technique.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional
"Stone of Transformation"?
Can you tell me more?
It obviously chose me,I didn't choose it.
And I am indeed in the middle of a transformation,but so is the whole country.
After the recent Mercury retrograde shift ,there was a palpable reversal of the pendulum swing. I felt it almost immediately ,and it has reinvigorated the positive creative energies once again...
So tell me what you know about Malachite please...
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moonbeebz Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I would love to but I just had a friend tell me that after I had a dream of me finding a large malachite in a sea cave and nearly drowning in the process. (In the dream, of course)
It's also a stone of the heart chakra and now you know as much as I do.
Perhaps we should consult Kristalina?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009  Professional
Aye Lass,
That would be the right thing to do...
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is a really nifty idea... There are so many stones that'll get damaged by heat, and even amethyst will change color... Ooo... That gives me an interesting idea... :P now to learn welding, soldering and a few other bits...

!yoJ
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
Go for it !
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, that's cool. I've never really understood how to set stones. But anyway, I can't wait to see what you'll do with this skill. Maybe some elaborate metallic sculptures set with stones? Maybe even a crown, just for fun?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
Could be,
sky's the limit as far as I'm concerned...
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RoninPsycho Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, yep. Well, whatever it is, have fun. I can't wait to see it.
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Ozlem1001 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
One must read all your comments very carefully, because there are lots of things to learn...hope to discover more and more of your "little innovative techniques" here at DA!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
Fate and Luck favor those who pay attention...LOL
Stay tuned.
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Chacogranite Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
OOOOHHHHHHHH!
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
the process sounds quite interesting, but i dont really get it...
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
It's arc welded with the stone in place...
Normally this would be impossible,especially with glass as the heat would cause it to explode,and any other fragile or heat sensitive stone as well. but with my little innovative technique ,dropping it in a bucket of water immediately after zapping it with the weld keeps the heat from ever reaching the stone...
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
ahhhhhh. okay. :) thats cool.

my mom had a ring once with a magical stone that changed colours in the sunlight (no it wasnt a mood ring), but when the band broke and she tried to find someone who could fix it, they all said it wouldnt work cause the heat from the wielding (or whatever the process) would ruin the stone.

then there was this one guy who said it would be fine, then he went and ruined it... :roll: hah
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional
Amateurs...pffft,LOL
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
hahah perhaps the first time ive heard you make a comment as cocky as that! xD
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Professional
In jest ,of course.
The truth is you can always find individuals that exceed your own skill no matter how masterful you may regard yourself...
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quarkenzyme Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
in jest but justified. hehe

true true...
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