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Stone with Holes 03 by DonSimpson Stone with Holes 03 by DonSimpson
A pendant made from a black beach pebble, with nine holes in the front and sides connecting to the hollowed-out center, plus a hole for the ring at the top. About one inch high.

Another in my series exploring the possibilities of stones with holes. It looks a lot better in real life, as the scan has exaggerated all the little imperfections of the surface.
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shinigamigirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
I bought this one from you last FC I believe. It's just lovely, thank you for creating such wonderful pieces of art! :)
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
well, I greatly admire your work, so I'm glad you like mine.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahh.... I think I'm gonna have to try this, now.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
That seems like a good thing to me. Send me a note if you need any technical info.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
[link] [link] had a wee play around, just kept it simple for now.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Those are a good start, keep at it. I use diamond tools and cut under water to keep them from wearing out too fast (and a flex-shaft so I don't splash water into the motor). Also, I think it helps the look to bevel the holes a bit.
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Chamaelirium Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I shall persist! :D
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
:)
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Lıke a small planet hıtten by mıcro laser meteorits...
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Indeed. I used to carve small moons from balls of plastic resin I cast in the shells of burnt-out light bulbs. I don't have any photos of those, though.
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
OK, but I like it anyway.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Ah, good. There will be more in this series....
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
can you play it like a flute??
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Alas, no. I sometimes wish I were more musical, so I could make instruments. As it is, I'm more of a drum circle guy.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Do you drum?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Not as much as I would like. I have a few small drums and percussion instruments that I take to events that have a drum circle.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
spoons?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
No, I never learned to play spoons. Maybe I should; it seems like a useful skill, and there are spoons everywhere. I have sticks, and serrated wood things, and shakers and rattles and a few bells and odd bits.

I make gourd and nuthull shakers for sale.
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LisaMarieRussell Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
you havea wide range of work!
I like odd objects used for musical purposes, and spoons are very cool. Saws are amazing to watch someone play, too.
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
It's been ages since I've seen anyone play a saw or a washboard. I've seen several theremin players, though.
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YiorYeosa Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
How did you exactly hollow out that stone?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007
I put the diamond burrs in through the holes and move them through various angles and distances intil the interior is all carved out. It's simpler and more tedious than it sounds. :)
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Photographer
very cool actually.......and only an inch high? are u going to buff it or keep it natural?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I'll keep it mostly natural; maybe a touch of polishing on the holes, some microcrystalline wax on the interior....
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007   Digital Artist
That's cool. I may just have to try this.....
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
It's a bit tedious with hard stones, but otherwise a neat technique. On something no harder than glass, say, it goes pretty quick.
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Atomic-Bear Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Very cool.
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