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Full title- "Did I seriously forget to post this drop?!" I was having my ususal battle of photographing feldspars for what felt like forever, but still.

So some favorite spring colors, 14K gold fill, rainbow moonstone (though much more blue than rainbow) and peridot.

On etsy: [link]
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:iconhobbiest-at-heart:
Hobbiest-At-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I LOVE this one! Gorgeous stone & wirework!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
:hug:
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:iconlady-crusaderkira:
Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooooowwwwwwww. ._. This is so so so so pretty! I absolutely love this. :heart:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
:hug: Many thanks.
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful! :iconlainloveplz:
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
:glomp:
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SRTolton Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I was talking with a photographer/scientist I know and they suggested using a polarizing lens on the camera in conjunction with a polarizing film to capture flash. I haven't tried it myself, or if you would need the film as well as the lens, but it's an idea. If you do get a chance to try, let me know how it works!

Lovely wrap and a beautiful stone!
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Oh lord, I've not worked with film in forever!

Hrm, I wonder if they make an affordable digital filter like that.
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SRTolton Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I know for DSLR type cameras there's definitely polarizing lenses. Polarizing film is a plastic sheet with a polarizing coating- not film you put in your camera. That wasn't very clear in my op was it?
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
:giggle: Nope! I'm still trying to learn my father's kickass old film camera, so I though that's what you meant!

I don't have a dslr but will still try to do some hunting when funds are better.
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, your work is beautiful! I love this one especially :heart:

I've been trying so hard to wire wrap stone pendants and cabochons... for some reason, I haven't been able to successfully wrap one. So I gave up xD
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:hug: Many thanks!

I guess think of it as making a cage for the stone rather than a tree. I was wrapping for years before these two (and they're so much better than me, makes me very sad) but I found their tutorial really helpful. [link] I don't make bails that way, but it really changed how I look at wraps.
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RachaelsWireGarden Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! =]

The link didn't take me to any specific tutorial O.o But I have watched several tutorials now. I know HOW to make them... just, for some reason, I can't get the wire to bend the way I want - or something like that. I imagine it's just a matter of practice, but it's such a shame to waste all that wire practicing lol.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Crap. I searched for the one I liked. Damn.

Yeah, that's why I always practice with copper :D
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Love the way the blue glows through the stone!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
You know me and moonstone, those colors just grab me :D
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:iconerene:
erene Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
:D:
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:iconnight-of-shadows:
Night-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work!!! I really like the little details!!!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Thank you :)
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a lovely piece, but it doesn't look like much in the thumbnail because of the background. I'd recommend a plain background that shows off those cute little green leaves. :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
:blush: Most of my artist comments tend to be a long string of swears over having trouble getting pictures. The reason I posted this one is that the wicker weave gave the right angle to catch the color. My plain backdrop photos didn't catch the stone so well. Working on it!
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Camera troubles. I understand. Have you tried Photoshop?
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
I use elements. Don't have the skills/money for photoshop. But I can't (well, perhaps I should say don't know how and don't feel ethical about) adding flash to a piece. Non translucent stones I can temporarily attach to a piece of tile and move to get the angle right, but this stone was clear enough that you could see the adhesive straight through :p
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand. Playing with different backgrounds can be a bit fun anyway. I find my dark-blue bed sheet makes a nice background for some things. ;)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
I have some samples of flooring surfaces from the hardware store that I use :blush: Hopefully one the last of the snow melts I can use the fron steps and sidewalks again without getting cold and wet!
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Eveqi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
It looks wonderful :aww: I like the spiral wire reminding tendril of a flower :P
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Thank you. I like vines :)
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DPBJewelry Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Perfect combination of earth and ethereal. Such a pretty wrap. Eventually I'll be brave enough to add these embellishments. Heck, you've already got me using twisted wire. Shouldn't be long now.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
I'm still trying to figure your control and curves! But I'm glad I eventually convinced you on the twisted :D
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ChickensAndDucks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
very beautiful! Did you find, cut and polish, and craft this beautiful piece?
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
No, I'm afraid I've not been able to find stonecutting classes around here. I just chose the stone and wirewrapped it :)
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ChickensAndDucks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Very well done!
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That tendril-y bit is so pretty. I love those peridot leaves, too.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I have trouble finding the carved leaves, so I tend to hoard them and use them sparingly. I've not been able to find garnet ones since the first bunch five years ago.
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