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Spiral Torque #2 by ou8nrtist2 Spiral Torque #2 by ou8nrtist2
Here's the second iteration of this spiral torque motif . I tried a slightly new technique that is giving me favorable results allowing me to control the deformations and collapsing as I twist the bar with one hand and torch heating with the other.The key is to PULL TENSION as you twist.This lays up the ridges more evenly...
It's still quite a chore to try and keep the seams from opening up when I wrap it around the neck form for the final heat but it does seem to be an improvement.What I find most curious and surprising is the amount of material that is taken up in the twisting.I started with a 24" bar and it's been reduced to 16" overall.
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neverxhale Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very well done!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional
Thank you...
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Dama-da-Lua Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! I loved it!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional
Some of my best work...
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AndreaNechita Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
love this so much!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional
Would look good on your throat.Just saying...
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AndreaNechita Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
haha i agree. might buy one from you in the future
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is my pleasure to feature your work here. [link] Thank you for sharing it. :heart:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional
Thanks...
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D
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nativeart Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is a lovely Torque. So this starts life as a flat bar I take it? Did it start out tapered or you pulled and stretched it to get it narrower at the ends? The twist looks really good and the shape is really nice. Looks good on too.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional
Yes it starts out as flat sheet that is cut to taper both ends 24" long.Because of the twisting it consumes allot of material.24" down to 16" finished length.
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ajazzydancer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love it. It seems like that technique takes some patience.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional
Yes,it does.
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Uurte Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Greetings!
omg.. A couple of months ago I thought one finnish entrepreneur was copying my designs. ..until one of her new designs was almost an mirror image of my unpublished necklace, that I have made about 2-3 years ago. So I understood that she creates same type of forms, that I do. :)
But this one in the pic above IS the mirror image of that design of mine.. :D ..though my necklace is more flat compared to this one and is made out of wood, and consists out of separate "pearls". I guess it now stays forever unpublished. This is quite a sad day for me. :/ ..but I learned, that I need to get a grip and start to publish the things that I´ve made. ..been way too lazy.

But that metallic piece of jewelry is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional
Thank you so much!
By all means you should publish your work.Your pieces are absolutely beautiful.
And don't worry if you see someone else with similar pieces.Often craftsmen or artisan working with inspiration from the natural world will come up with similar designs.It doesn't mean anyone copied anyone else.And even if they do,take it as a compliment to your exquisite work.In the long run it takes too much energy to defend your work from plagiarism,energy that would be better spent exploring new artistic forms...Don't let those worries hold you back.Life is short.
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Uurte Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You´re welcome! And thank you! That´s very true. ..I just tend to forget that from time to time. Thanks for the wise words! During this summer I might have the time to finish and publish some new works.
Have a great spring time!
-i
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KL-WireDream Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional
I am proud of this one...
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RhouenRhu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
great - as always ;-))
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional
Thank you Brother...
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RhouenRhu Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
;-)
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
great work, man! ;-)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional
Thank you Michael!
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demosthenes1blackops Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
seems a little rough towards the tips. otherwise I like this design very much
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional
I reworked the tips since this photo.Good eye.
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love these!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional
Thank you.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
Thank you kindly Bear.
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elph Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
12ga? they are awesome, quite organic.. your controll and tightness is incredible, solo. ive always been scared off with test peices of curling ss sheets, thats some intense work. great fucken job
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
Thank you Matthew,
This is not 12 ga.It's thinner.1/16"I believe...It's allot tougher than steel so you can get away with using thinner stock and the piece is still resilient, durable, and springy enough to get on and off (the neck) with ease.
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razzigyrl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one definitely reminds me of animal horns, and the proportions are lovely. Have you considered trapping a glass gem in the center? I understand that as a piece of neckwear, it would need some flexibility, but it could look beautiful if you found a way to do that. Perhaps even a point-down teardrop might look nifty. (I hope I don't sound pushy, I'm overtired and my perceptions are a wee bit off, I'm just curious to see what you could do. :D)

!yoJ
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
Not pushy at all,those were my exact thoughts.I'll keep making additions and little innovations as time goes on.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is my favorite so far!! Gorgeous piece!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional
Thanks Holly.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome!:D
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