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Hi guys :)
Aside from experimenting with handmade tshirts I've been practicing some clay modeling..
Mostly because I can't find expanders/stretchers that I really like and that wouldn't cost me a kidney in exchange..
So I figured, why now make my own?

These probably won't get baked. Like ever.. And so they haven't been covered with varnish yet.

Maybe I'm gonna have that clothes x accessories business one day.. Would be awesome.
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CirclesClose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
My Favorite things x3
These are pretty damn good :D I'd buy them as is. I love the shapes! Unique. :la:
Did you use like a uhm...necklace pendant or did you sculpt the little skull?
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LadyMariko Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
Have you tried to make these in silver clay? It's a bit expensive but you can get that silver effect after you bake it. And since you make such tiny things one portion of clay would last for a bit. B'sides you could always try to sell'em somewhere.
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I just got black for the start, I had no idea what to expect and I didn't want to waste money. I was afraid I'm gonna completely and totally suck at it. The last time I modeled or sculpted anything was highschool.

I will probably get silver, gunmetal gray and some neon colors as well with the beginning of next month. And some varnish because unvarnished stretchers suck.

I'm not good enough at it to start selling these little guys. I need to improve my skills first and experiment with materials and techniques more.. Thanks for the advice :)
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LadyMariko Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
You're welcome.:) Good luck with it:)
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3ahia Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
you can do many more creative things from these pieces~*+
SO CREATIVE YO!!!
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MKM-G Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They look a bit heavey, but you have impressive designs.
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
they are tiny. i just started the entire ear gauge thing so these guys are thin :)
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MKM-G Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! I see, those folks fool me :P... How big are they?
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Tiny :)
[link]
I'm almost 3mm right now. So the earrings are thin and small :)
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MKM-G Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh ok, now I see :) they look cute, but I don't have my lobes gauged, bummer! I hope you keep uploading new designs...
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mangakagirl2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I would definitely buy the skull one. That is very beautifully crafted.
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morlockiness Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Badass.
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maggleszami Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
wow these are absolutely beautiful! what size are they??? :D
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
[link] <- tiny :) I'm just starting so I'm not even at 2,5mm right now.. so according to this ([link]) I'm somewhere between 12 and 10 I guess (?)
Thank you :*
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maggleszami Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
awesome! :D what size do you plan on getting to???? :3 and youre welcome :)
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I don't want them huge. All I want is between 4-6mm because all cool plugs start from this size :D
I like this effect a lot - [link]
although 2 guys from my studio keep saying "we'll see, we'll see.." - according to them it's not easy to say 'I'm done' after you get them to the size I want ;)
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maggleszami Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
thats great! :) and it is true that its really hard to stop after start haha i told myself i was gonna stop at 4's but now im at 00's so ya know lol :)
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aetherchild Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm surprised to find these are clay! They really, really look like wrought iron.
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
and btw. a colleague at work graduated (or studied) metallurgy. Or metal jewelry making to be precise.. So maybe I should ask him to help me on the metal thing :)
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
that's great to hear!!
I'm afraid they will break super easily though. The super dooper thin parts anyway.
I'm wearing the spiral one right now. If it holds through the night it should be all fine :D
I'm thinking about sticking a wire inside next time so they are more resistant.
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StudioCreations Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Fantastic designs. License and market them.
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta test them in the field :)
The super thin parts seem to be super fragile so I guess I'll need a while to find the right technology.
It would be awesome to actually have a little store with such things one day. It's been one of my dreams for a long time, together with selling clothes and accessories.
Yup. Once I figure out how to make them indestructible, I'll try and sell a few :)
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StudioCreations Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Injection molded nylon would probably be the best material. But that technology is pricey to get 500-1000 parts made. Possibly prototypes can be tested with some silicone molds and smoothon.com 's ONYX resins.
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karincoma Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Resin sounds awesome and seems easy to use as well. But still, I'd have to prepare silicone molds and it seems all fun and easy for umh.. Objects that are flat on one side after you take them out. And not that super easy for objects such as tapers/spirals/umh.. what I want to do. D'oh.. :|
I'll need a healthy dose of motivation from my husband I guess :D
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StudioCreations Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
For tapers and captureing the backside of a 3 dimensional piece, you'll want to create a 2-part mold. It takes a little more set-up time to create a 2-part mold, but not that much harder. Check smooth-on.com for tutorials, or youtube.com
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
I like the top leftmost one the best! :heart:
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