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Stainless Steel Abalone Shell #2 by ou8nrtist2 Stainless Steel Abalone Shell #2 by ou8nrtist2
Here's the second one with heat patina.
I was finally able to satisfy my visual hunger for the form,taking this one a bit farther than the first,hopefully still an artistic interpretation rather than a model.
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Given 2014-01-12
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The-Lighted-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freaking crap this is cool
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional
I really like that expression...
Nothing says "you're awesome" quite like "holy freaking crap!"
In Maine when I was a kid we'd say "That's Wicked"or "Wicked Good".
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The-Lighted-Soul Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha awesome! I like that phrase,too
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty intense. I like the colors the shell reflects ;)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional
Thank you.
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AceOfKeys72 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional
Thank you Angie!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
incredible piece!
great work!
stay well and have a wonderful 2014!
;-)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional
Thank you Michael!
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gecko-online Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014   Traditional Artist
welcome: that is a masterpiece!
;-)
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Vitiosum-Coruptionis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! Congrats on the DD!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional
Thank you Xenaleena...
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VocaloidWings Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me how much I love food. This is amazing.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Bubble Tea,thank you.
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kittykat532 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have one of those! I never knew what shell it was, now I know! Thank you, I always loved how it looked!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional
I grew up on the East Coast and moved to Northern California in my twenties.
When I found my first one on the beach I freaked...LOL
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kittykat532 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Lol, my grandmother gave me mine, where she found it I got no clue, but I love how those look!!
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clockWorks10 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the light reflects inside the shell. Great work!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Jonah.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
That is amazing! The patina really looks like the nacre inside a real shell. Well done, and congrats on the DD!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks Amy!
Yes nacre. One of my greatest joys is in doing the homework,i.e. learning as much as I can about the critter before I ever take torch to steel...
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Jacques-girl96 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought that was a real shell. That's bad ass! 8D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks Amanda.
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Jacques-girl96 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome :3
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mermaidatlantica77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Beautifully done!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Amy.
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SunGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a REAL abalone! Makes me homesick for California :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you SunGryphon.
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Ylaran Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Lovely patina.  Really well done : )
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Ruth.
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greenaxis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I Love this. Faving
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
As I mentioned ,I made the first one which was a commission ,so fast and delivered it,that i was left still hungry for the image and feel of the form.Since I had initially formed two blanks,I took my time with this second one and made it for me...
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MarvickSands Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing patina. What a great peace of art! Clap 
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Marvick,definitely a labor of love...
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ABCSKW123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Congrats on the DD!
I had to check this out because I seriously love abalones! They're so pretty!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
They are indeed Vaishnavi,I have been fascinated by them since i moved to California from Maine in 1975...
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ABCSKW123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Yeah...
Wait...
OMG YOU KNOW MY NAAAMMMMEEEE ADHBOKGHIDGBI!?!?
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Yes friend,it's printed at the top of your homepage...LOL
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ABCSKW123 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Sheesh, touche... :P :XD:
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Ccornflake Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GORGEOUS :love:

Congrats on the DD! :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Courtney!
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Ccornflake Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :hug: ^^
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kuzy62 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD!!!!!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thanks Kuzy.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional
Thank you Monika!
I love your photo of your little treasure trove of gemstones.I hope to have a similar stash very soon since I'm about to go to a gem show today...
You probably already know this but, abalone shell is REALLY toxic to cut and work.Please wear a really good respirator.
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And thank you for advice. I don't shape gemstones or shells, I buy finished. Maybe in future... ;) I try to wear respirator and safety goggles to every polishing and grinding. Metal dust isn't nice.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional
Excellent!
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