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AntlerAgate-M by DonSimpson AntlerAgate-M by DonSimpson
Pendant carved from deer antler base, stained, set with an agate. About two inches high. Hand-rubbed beeswax finish. Front and back views.

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GeshaR Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lovely, natural and flowing. Probably very pleasant to touch :-)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Yes, I try to make my work appealing to touch (and sometimes to hearing) as well as sight.

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arinaca Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this still unsold? If so, how much are you asking for it? It's absolutely beautiful
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melanippos Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
These are lovely. I've kept the picture in my messages folder since you first uploaded it so I could look on it again and again. 
I've three antlers sitting up on top of my wardrobe waiting for me to do something with them. Perhaps I should experiment with following in your footsteps
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Please experiment; I'd love to see the results. :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. Absolutely gorgeous piece!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Thank you. :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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DinoGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are absolutely gorgeous! Wow! I love how they remind me of the sea but are made from animals of the earth. <3
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Thank you. :) The flow of material in antler growth is like the surge of the sea, in very slow motion.
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DinoGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course! c: Wow that was a gorgeous way of putting it. <3 I like that thought. c: 
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FleurCamacho Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are very beautiful
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
:)
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centaureg Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how organic these pieces using carved antler are. They look unusual yet retain their natural beauty and subtlety. Like they might be found sparkling on a lake shore. Great work, Don. You are a true master.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Thank you very much. :) Those are qualities I work for in my art.
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andromeda Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow!!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
:D
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
It's so clever and nice that you give your pendants a front and a back! I think this one's especially stylish. Great job!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Thank you. :) It's one of the things I love doing in my art, along with having a work appeal to several senses.
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
That's downright wonderful.

... I feel compelled to tell you that I own a ring with a watch in it, and a ceramic pendant that's also some kind of mini occarina. I'm a fan of dual uses, I guess.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
I have a pendant of purple heart wood that is a double ocarina. Not made by me; my ear is not good enough for much but percussion instruments. :(
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
Purple heart wood? I need to look that up, it sounds epic! (Did the wood get wounded in battle?)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
The interior, structural part of the tree is the heart wood, the living outer layer is the sap wood, just under the bark. The heartwood of purpleheart is actually very purple. The color does fade in time, so my pendant is no longer purple, but a nice dark brown.
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BATTLEFAIRIES Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
One of my favourite colours, hehe.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Edited Oct 4, 2015
My friend Linda has made it her policy to, as much as possible, wear and use only purple things, with gold as the complement color. She has been amazingly successful at this.
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Dragontrap Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Beautiful
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
:)
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