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NIKON
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Mar 11, 2009, 2:52:10 PM
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Swamplings and Shroomlings II by Lykaios Swamplings and Shroomlings II by Lykaios
Second photo of original. Yes yes, the peg is still in there. I'll PS it later. I forgot to mention liver of sulphur was used to achieve the darker brown areas.


Edit: I would like to make note here that despite the suggester's AWESOME praise, there is actually no casting involved in this piece. It's completely forged, except the granulations, which were melted on a charcoal block and the tips of the wire (long mushrooms) which were melted by the torch.


Edit edit: I will take this time now to hoar myself out and say that yes, I DO do commissions (srs inquires only please) but at the moment am on summer vacation from school and have limited equipment. Thanks!


Photo by Tom Ferrero ([link])
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Given 2009-06-17
Swamplings and Shroomlings II by ~Lykaios. About this intriguingly beautiful ring, the suggester said, "~Lykaios has made a beautiful piece of wearable sculpture from an unlikely subject. She adeptly displays several metal-working skills including forging, casting, granulation, and stone-setting to create a fine example of sculpture and art jewelry." The larger stone on the left is a smokey quartz and the smaller stone on the right is a tsavorite (green garnet). This one just begs to be seen in fullview! ( Suggested by paperfetish and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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bonedancedesigns Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is so neat! Graceful and mushroom-y decay all together!
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Haha, thanks!
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j-alex-darr Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hello! This is just a brief message to let you know that I have featured you here:[link]
Thank you, love your work :)
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
(I know it's late, sorry!) Thanks so much for the feature! It's really appreciated!
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Mohnchen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
this ring is so lovely, even if it is an unlikely subject for a ring. This just goes to show that beauty can be found almost anywhere.
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thanks :D
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Mohnchen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
you're welcome! :)
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009   Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this incredible piece of art. Your work has been featured in News - Organic Features III. Enjoy your day!
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow, thanks so much!! I really appreciate it, and a great collection you have on there as well. I faved it.
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swandog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing!! D:
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