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4 Gold and Silver fumed marble by wickedglass 4 Gold and Silver fumed marble by wickedglass
Pic of 4 24ct and fine silver fumed marbles with maze-like designs
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BellaRadiation Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
what would it cos for you to make something similar to sell? do you sell your creations like these as pendants?
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi Bella,
my U.S rep for marbles is here [link] .

Pendants of the gold and silver fume style, though, go for (depending on size, of course) $50-$60 + shipping.
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nappingartist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   General Artist
I LOVE WHAT GOLD DOES TO THE GLASS!!
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
me tooooooo :)
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CieraC1993 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Is it possible to make one of these a pendant? They are incredible.
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ProfessorBats Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
wow!
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MelissaGambino Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
beautiful ^-^
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MidgarZolom Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I had no idea this sort of thing was possible on this scale...
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Laurefin-Estelinion Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow O___O
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Glasmagie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing :onfire:
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sentunderscore Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :D
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
These are just beautiful.
I've always liked glass, especially its transparent depth, so these are right up my street :D Thanks for liking my stuff, that gave me the chance to visit your gallery :)
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks, and your stuff is really cool, especially the nudibranch!!!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot :D
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AnirBrokenear Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
lovely
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Athalour Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010   General Artist
Lovely textures and colours! I agree with HiveMind-Kraken - they do have a coral feel to them. Like they're some kind of lifeform. :D
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks Athalour. Aquatic influences always find their way into my work ... both my gf and I are scuba junkies and try to go on a series of dives wherever we are in the world, provided there's a piece of ocean available. At the time I was making these, I was looking at a lot of images of coral, brain structures (and other internal organs), termite nests, convoluted roadways and medieval mazes. I'm actually very drawn to natural/organic patterns where similarities, as opposed to sameness, provide repetitive elements.
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Athalour Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010   General Artist
How amazing! :love: That's really awesome. And so cool to get some insight into the creative process. ;)
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JadeHades Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
How large or small are these?
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
hi JadeHades, these were about 35mm in diameter
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SpamDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Woah!!!
You do some incredible work!
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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metranisome Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
These are quite stunning! Can you go into a bit of detail as to how you make such wondrously and seemingly impossible designs in the marbles? And how did you create the color effects?
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wickedglass Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
hi and thanks for looking and taking the time to comment. The initial step is to take a section of glass tubing, closed on the end, somewhat like a test tube. This is then warmed up in the flame and I fume different parts of the tubing with pure silver or gold. This means I evaporate the metal in the bottom of the flame and I have the glass further up the flame. The metal precipitates onto the glass. Gold will give you reddish and greenish hues and the silver will give you yellowish/whitish to blueish hues. The nice colour fades happen when the silver and blue overlap. Then I take some thin rod of clear glass and draw on the design, melt it in, thicken up the tube and flatten the end. Then I separate the flat part from the tube and flip it, so that what was formerly the inside of the tube now becomes the outside. I heat some more to allow the design to penetrate deeper into the glass (tech term is "implosion") and form a sphere. I use black glass to back the whole thing, because fumed designs show up a lot better on a dark background.
Hope that helps.
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HiveMind-Kraken Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
these look like some of the brain corals I kept in an aquarium I had a long time ago. :D
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