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March 18, 2009
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NIKON
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10 mm
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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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:iconlykaios:
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   General 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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:iconlykaios:
Lykaios Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Thanks!
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Fabreeze Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
great!
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retrospectjewelry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
The details in this artwork are incredible. I am in awe! The inspiration as well is very unique. Great work! Congrats on the DD. This definitely deserves it--it is quite excellent.
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Thank you very much!! :hug:
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retrospectjewelry Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
No problem! :meow:
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SneakyFerret Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Digital Artist
Oooooh mushroom love! :heart:
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:iconlykaios:
Lykaios Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
:)
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009   General Artist
I keep revisiting this piece time and again. It exemplifies what I want to do, in time, with my silverwork. This piece is so truly organic and expressive, with such imaginative jeweled accents, it boggles my mind and is a rest to the eyes everytime I look.
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
Thanks so much! I am glad you enjoy it, and I hope it gives you much inspiration!
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BoneCrackerQueen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ist fantastic! make more^^
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:iconlykaios:
Lykaios Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Thanks :)
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Gorgeous and inventive piece!=)
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:iconlykaios:
Lykaios Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Thank you very much :D
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
My pleasure! Missed it on the DD's, but I can see why it was selected.
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks very much :)
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
You are most welcome.=)
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DDexpress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Your DD has been featured in DD Express: June 15th - 21st, 2009.

Remember to :+favlove: this article to promote your art and this project.

:hug:
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Twoozle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
i wish i had the cash to buy something like this- amazing talent and unbeleivably beautiful... le sigh :heart:
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evanesces Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
cute
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wonderful
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thank you!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
my pleasure
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baby-snakes Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
inspiring -- gorgeous design. :}
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Thanks :)
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Revilis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
wow this is beautiful!
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Scarlet-Impressions Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Absolutely stunning. So much detail and imagination in a ring.

Congratulations on the DD
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eegirlee Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Craftsmanship at it's best. You have an amazing piece on your hands. *pun intended*
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SavvyLiz Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Stunning!
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Neonescence Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! When I first saw the thumb, it looked like a couple in a loving embrace or in the midst of a sultry dance and even after viewing at full size, it still brings that to mind....only in 'shroom terms lol :D :heart:
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Yael-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is gorgeous~
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Onceuponatime360 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
this is so amazing! so original! it doesnt even look real! great job!
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shippou39 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is so beautiful, my dear, are you selling this?
I want it--it looks phenominal.
You certainly have a taste that is aestethically pleasing to the eye.
:D
I'm staring at it ahah. <3
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
I certainly would concider selling it. I would need to weigh it etc to figure out the cost. Thanks for the awesome comment!!
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shippou39 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
You're welcome.
Depending on the cost I would totally buy it. I'm planning on having a beautiful ring for my prom next year, this would be perfect.
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Lykaios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Nice. I'll post the price as soon as I can weigh it on a digital scale.
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Student Writer
Brilliant!!!
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Edme Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is absolutely amazing! It must've been difficult to put all those tiny details, shapes, colours and textures together and make it all look so delicate and tasteful! I especially like the nature as the inspiration, keep up the great work!
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MelyannaM Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Fantastic!
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patrx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
Beautiful work!! :D :+fav:
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invaderzimbabe14 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!!!
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