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Antler Helix with Quartz Crystal by DonSimpson Antler Helix with Quartz Crystal by DonSimpson
Deer antler tine set with a dark gray natural quartz crystal having complex facets, 2-1/2 inches long. Antler carved and stained, with hand-rubbed beeswax finish. Crystal set with a slurry of glue and black glass microbeads. Cord tunnel through upper part of antler portion.
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:iconmnshortdraw:
Reminds me of a captive ball carving, very neat, and different than your skulls. I would imagine you are using a foredom for your carvings?
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:icondonsimpson:
This was done mainly with the Foredom, cleanup and detailing with the micromotor.
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Delashael Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh man this would look amazing in my collection.
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LordWobbler Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is impressive. got some antler tips lying around somewhere... and if there's someone telling that's the magic crystals that got to be carved, I'll carve them crystals right up!
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:icondonsimpson:
Obviously, I agree.
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:iconblackmoody9:
I seriously love all your work, but this is by far one of my favorites so far. Just... how... Do you ever sell these?
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:icondonsimpson:
Thank you. :) It's one of my favorites, too.

And, yes , I sell them.
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dragontrap Feb 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow....... Do you ever take commissions for something like this?
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:icondonsimpson:
Yes, I do. :) Just send me a note.
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:iconnoblefivejorge:
Brilliant... Carving must be difficult.
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