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The Pond Koi Lotus Necklace by popnicute The Pond Koi Lotus Necklace by popnicute
A client wanted me to make her a larger than life necklace for her to wear. Koi fish to represent her twin boys and a lotus flower to represent her baby girl. So This is what I came up with. It's huge but still in comfortable enough weight to wear and lay well on the chest as the chain links help each part to move freely. Natural Amber is the focal stone as well as the beads. I've been working on this for months now and I'm glad that it's done :woohoo:

The pieces are cut like puzzles handmade from copper and brass, in sheet and wire form. Sawn and filed to fit. A total precision job. A brain twister fo' sure :faint:

Lots of obstacles and frustration to overcome but I'm satisfied with the result especially since I'm pretty dang new at soldering <-- read my blog for unpublished sketch and photos.

As always,
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Given 2013-07-11
The Pond Koi Lotus Necklace by *kry1 The suggester said: "The amount of precision & techniques used to complete this necklace are truly astounding." ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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artpoppy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Masterpiece!
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DarkSelfie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're a true genius.
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SarahD1988 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
This is a fantastic piece! I am jealous of the owner :) Great job!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD!   :iconflowerheartplz:
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SpyralEyed Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is fantastically executed.
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GildedGears Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ooo... very pretty indeed.
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TheyUsedTo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!
Congrats on the DD!
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ValenceHeart2012 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oooh, lovely. :3
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LMonster2 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome Koi fish!!!
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MisAnimal Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
That is beautiful! I wouldn't mind having one of those around my neck.
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ihni Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Oh my god this is more than gorgeous. Wow.
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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redpsycho7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
i would love to have some like this just 2 koi in a silver necklace. I like how the koi look like!!!!
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Abiihaku Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very pretty ^^
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catiescarlett Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Absolutely stunning. The detailing is gorgeous, and I love the symbolism! Great job and congratulations on the DD!
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Diamond-Stud Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student
Wow. I love large necklaces, but the symbolism behind it is so cool! That's really awesome!
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chamberfis6 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Wow. Very cool, talented, and beautiful.
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :hug:
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E-Dantes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Is amazing! A perfect technique beautifully done. And is a very sweet interpretation of your client love for her children. I hope she like it :)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a wonderful masterpiece! :clap: Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
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Beltaneh Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Really gorgeous design and result.
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Rayckro Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Congratulation on the Daily Deviation! :D
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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vanmall Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :happybounce:
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Tiyou5 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I want one of those fish big enough to hang on my wall.
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Onyria-mode Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love it!! It's soooo awesome!!
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AdmiralSilv Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's definitely larger than life. A bit too bulky for my tastes but you handled it well. The koi are almost leaf-like in composition and I think that ties in well with the stone used. Well done.
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WearableByDesign Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Great job!
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hadasaugh-sculpt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well done and detailed!  Beautiful colors!  The quality of your enjoyment shows in the end result!
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popnicute Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! It was a good learning experience for me :D
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hadasaugh-sculpt Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
And a beautiful surprise for the rest of us!
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GeshaR Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Complicated design and the overall look is just amazing!
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216th Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Zumea Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
neat
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AtomicTaco24 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!! I love it so much!! Your client must be so happy :D
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popnicute Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
She was! Thank you! :D
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NerdyAndProud Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student
That is beautiful!
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Teligress1988 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow this is wonderful
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