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January 18, 2008
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Serpent Lite by syprina Serpent Lite by syprina
Sterling silver pendant, about 1" long, with garnet colored glass beadglass bead. Originally fabricated in silver form 8 gauge (I think) half round wire, then cast, finished and oxidised. My first cast piece :-)

These are available for sale, with or without the oxidized finish and with a variety of beads and chain options. I will post some soon at [link], until then feel free to contact me if you are interested. I am also happy to customize a design to your preferences.
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Very nice piece! I like the overall shape and the way the body forms natural loops for attachment. Interesting patina technique as well.=)
Nicely done. It is a beautiful patina. I see someone above commented that you used egg yolk. May I ask how it was done? The piece was well photographed. If you don't mind a bit of creative criticism it worries me to see an open jump ring on such a lovely piece, both from a security and aesthetic standpoint. Keep up the good work.
You are absolutely right about the jump ring! I was so excited about the patina that I took this photo with a prototype in progress, and I like the photo so much I'm still showing it. I really need to stop doing that, and I greatly appreciate the creative criticism.

To patina with egg:

Hard boil one, while it's warm peel it, break it open and put it in a closed container (clear tupperware is good) with the item you want to darken. The time will depend on the metal and how it's been treated- my cast or fabricated snakes turn much quicker than commercial chain for example. It also depends a lot on the temperature in the container. I've sometimes held mine over the steaming water from the eggs to keep them warm- but be careful, if it turns too quickly it will flake.
xEternalSinx Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*is interested in this* how much would this cost do you ship to canada & what forms of payment do you accept? & could you make the stone a onyx heart? that hangs down like on link of a chain (maybe two) down? I love snakes & they are so majestic & beautiful. This is really amazing!
Hi XEternalSinx!

Thank you so much. I'm sorry this took so long, I haven't been checking devart as much as I should lately. They cost $55 and I'd be happy to hang a heart from it. Just go to my shop at [link] and there is one listed at the top of the page. I accept paypal, checks, and money order. Just add a note with your payment that it's you and you want the heart, and I'll switch it out and send it on up.
xEternalSinx Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sweet! thankyou! ^^ I just need a bit of time to set up my paypal. lol.
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