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    Dog commission on optical crystal block

    This is a commission I have just completed of a customers dog working from a photo -all engraving is freehand engraved using a dental drill .The dog is engraved into the back of the crystal so it is more 3D and more sculptural but obviously I have to engrave it deeper and in mirror image which does take a lot more time, but more effective done like this.










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    Is this what you do for a crust?

    Very cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeRider View Post
    Is this what you do for a crust?

    Very cool
    yes this is my full time occupation (32 years) first 25 years I had bread, butter, and Jam with a glass of Champagne, but now in this recession it's definitely a CRUST

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    How much for something like that David? I would be keen getting one done of my old mate.
    Do what ya want! Ya will anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    How much for something like that David? I would be keen getting one done of my old mate.
    Depends how it is done and the piece of crystal it is engraved on , this one is engraved into the back of the block which is more work than engraving on the front of a piece also it is on best quality optical crystal -I charged the customer 300 for this one .Something like a whisky tumbler with a dogs head portrait would be 75

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    David every time you post I am in awe. Keep showing us
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    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    what other scenes have you created?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeRider View Post
    what other scenes have you created?


    you name it and I have probably engraved it in the last 32 years of business -have a look on my website -- Home - David Whyman Crystal Engraving Artist

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    I'm not big on paintings of deer etc but the "Red deer tumbler" image 29 of 87 brought back some memories

 

 

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