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Flynny's Stuff - Strange lookin Moai 02/5
Howland
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Posted: 2007-02-26 6:33 pm   Permalink

OHH! and I forgot to say--those hooks look GREAT!

 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-02-26 6:41 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-02-25 05:26, flynny wrote:
Weird.
This one was discovered after a couple of glasses of wine, gazing into the structure of a small slab of Jade.
The following day I had another look and it was still there, armed with my new little combination machine (see workshop thread) I decided to cut it out, size is 2.5inches x 1.25inches.



Can anyone else see it or is it time to put the tools down for a while.
If we do get a swap off the ground and it's Moai flavoured this could well be a contender.
Ta for looking
Flynny



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Posted: 2007-02-26 7:37 pm   Permalink

for all that can't see, she does kinda look just like thaT. I do see a face outlined in hair and one arm to that side now in the first Jade picture. Not the headless, armless at first sight.
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flynny
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From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2007-02-26 11:15 pm   Permalink

No way TK that's pure Easter Island going on in that stone. Marilyn Monroe, huh, next thing you'l be telling me there's some Roswell type alien in there, oh hang on wait a minute.
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flynny
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From: Devon, UK
Posted: 2007-03-09 10:28 am   Permalink

Hi Guys
Here's one I've almost finished. Mammoth Ivory hook carved around the shank with a Maori face. It's similar to one I saw in an Oceanic Arts catalogue, had to use gravers as well as the diamond bits as it's almost impossible to get into the detail. The dark marks are from polishing, gave the piece quite a hard polish to look aged, nearly wore off the detail around the mouth.


A close up of the carving, had to take the pic side on, other pics bleached out the carving. Will get on and bind the piece tommorrow.

Thanks for looking guys.
Regards
Flynny
A.K.A. Luke Stonescraper, Devons only apprentice Jadi


 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2007-03-09 12:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-03-09 10:28, flynny wrote:
Hi Guys
Here's one I've almost finished. Mammoth Ivory...
The dark marks are from polishing, gave the piece quite a hard polish to look aged, nearly wore off the detail around the mouth.

Luke Stonescraper, Devons only apprentice Jadi




Kia ora Luke. Looking good; I love the rounded form of this type of hook (Paipo made a stylised version of this type in stone a while back).
Just a thought: if you were wanting to remove that dark stuff (Im assuming it is some sort of polishing creme/paste..?) I have found that 'Handy Andy' (!) -with ammonia, is good. I used to use it regularly for removing the left over 'tripoli'/rougue left on silver jewellery after poilishing. Fill a small bowl with hot water & a teaspoon of Handy.A. Immerse the work for a minute then scrub with a soft toothbrush. This will get right into any little areas & remove that grubby build-up. Antiqued works well for this one though I reckon!

Cheers
Tama


 
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flynny
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Posted: 2007-03-12 10:59 am   Permalink

Here's one I finished at the weekend. Made from a slab of Russian Jade I picked up from a RocknGem fair, I chose this slab because it's really monotone, quite different from the NZ jade and as I was looking for a piece of stone to make a hook similar to a Mimmo Diana hook I had seen in "Stone Bone and Jade" which looked really tactile and almost useable, also it was matt finished which I thought looked real nice. Here's the slab I cut it from

And cut out, worked really well, not faults or grain to worry about.

The finished article bound, I'm wearing it for a couple of days as I like it so much. Tama/Paipo have you used this material before?


Thanks for looking guys
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-03-12 1:33 pm   Permalink

Very nice, my friend! You've really got a handle on the bone/stone thing. Looks fantastic--and may the force be with you!
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Paipo
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Posted: 2007-03-12 1:52 pm   Permalink

Can you get some light through it? It doesn't really look like any Russian jade I've ever seen (which is usually super translucent)..maybe it's just the photos.
Sweet carve though Flynny! You're really nailing the hooks...

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finkdaddy
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Posted: 2007-03-12 2:00 pm   Permalink

That really looks nice. Very clean and simple. Someday I'm going to have to study how you guys bind your hooks like that, it looks wonderful.
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flynny
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Posted: 2007-03-12 2:20 pm   Permalink

Paipo
It's strange stuff, it was sold to me as Russian Jade,the slab was approx 5inches x 4inches, and cost 19, in terms of my very limited experience it took as long to cut,drill,carve and sand as the other few pieces I've attempted. But it isn't translucent at all. I think if I continued to sand it would come up like glass.
What do you think, I am going to try and get another piece if I can.
I'm hooked out now it's on to some other stuff
Regards
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Paipo
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Posted: 2007-03-12 2:54 pm   Permalink

It looks a lot like the Cowell "Aussie Black" jade from what I can see of the photos. Most of the Russian I've seen is inanga (icy blue), bright green or "mutton fat" (creamy white with brown streaks). Looks like nice tight and clean stone whatever it is!
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Benzart
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Posted: 2007-03-12 3:09 pm   Permalink

Looks Awesome Flynny, that stone looks great too.

 
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Tamapoutini
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Posted: 2007-03-13 1:12 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-03-12 10:59, flynny wrote:
*Here's the slab I cut it from...

*And cut out, worked really well, not faults or grain to worry about.

*The finished article...

Tama/Paipo have you used this material before?

Flynny
A.K.A. Luke Stonescraper



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Bam! 1, 2, 3! and on with the next one; this man is a carving Machine! This hook looks great Flynny. Could be sitting in a shop in NZ; style & quality-wise you are easily matching the jewellery of its type here (& better than a heap Ive seen too!) Ka pai!

Re; 'Siberian' I agree with Paip in all respects. Only trouble is what to label it as when you come to sell (perhaps I should say IF you come to sell... heehee)
I would suggest revisiting the place you got it from to pick their brains further, but if they've misidentified/mislead in the first place they're probably not going to be of any further help... It's all part of the learning curve young Jadi.

Keep it up!
Tama


 
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flynny
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Posted: 2007-03-14 11:59 am   Permalink

Tama / Guys
Thanks for the comps. Having seen some "Black Jade" it is very, very similar only a dark green, I like it a lot and am going to try and get another piece.

Tama I received a package from NZ this morning, I have a new friend the "Peb" tiki, he is absolutely stunning and has pride of place in my possesions. I will send in the mandatory glamour shots that have been the trademark of Tama pieces soon. he is currently tucking in to a Devon cream tea, must be hungry from the flight.
Thanks also for the pieces that came with him, future brothers and sisters maybe.
I have given you a big rep in the marketplace.

A huge big up to you guys in NZ, without whom my carving experience would not have been enriched through a whole new world of stone, Jade in particular which has me hooked, your words and posts go above and beyond advice.
Cheers
Flynny


 
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