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i n s i d e by vulpul i n s i d e by vulpul
This is in the end a piece of jewellery. But here you'll find highfired porcelain, stone cutting and polishig, shell cutting and polishing, blacksmith techniques, welding, jewellery stone mounting, polishing, etc.

Materials:
Garnet (on the lock piece)
Phosphatic porcelain with cobalt oxyde glaze inlay - 1200░C (the back-mounted piece)
Seashell - Black Sea
14k gold

Size: °=4cm

The sliced seashell is a complex inner structure and this natural architecture has to be protected in a case of metal and ceramic. This is a frozen moment of the elements like a slice of the nature's mineral world. The garnet was crystalized in the planet's fire, the porcelain is sand, clay and oxydes reshaped by extreme fire while the minerals structured in the seashell shape by a living organism are a solid print of the life's forcelines. All these brought together and rearranged through the gold's embrace speak of life, earth, fire, water and air. inside.

Radu Fulga
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Given 2005-09-25
i n s i d e by ~vulpul blends organic and metal in a harmonizing adornment for the body. ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
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Wow...this is really breath taking. And almost as stunning as the jewlery it's self is the way you write about it. Such a lovely descrption of a piece of work can only show how passionate about one's art a person is.

The simplicity and delicacy of this really have to be what make it as remarkable as it is. I'm no jewlery maker, but I can see how much was put into this and with what skill it was executed. I must say you have made a marvelous piece of art with an extraordinary epic of a description!
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vulpul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
:ahoy: Thanks !
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:iconflashdancephotograph:
You're very welcome!
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MrsGee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I know just enough of making jewellery to say that you are very talented and it is a gorgeous piece. Love the combination of materials.
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LittleOutrage Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Stunning design... sooooo well executed.
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silverclay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
Lovely. Just stunning. Simple but effective. Like it a lot!
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AeternitasveniA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Foarte Bine,
This is amazing, You craftmanship is excellant. Have you sold this piece yet ?
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vulpul Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
A long time ago. I wouldn't have it on display here on dA if it wasn't from the past.

Anyway, nobody said anything about selling 'n stuff. This is not advertising to sell things.
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AeternitasveniA Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
hopefully you did not take offense about my inquiry?
I love art in all forms, and I collect this such as this.
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GrannyJoan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006  Student General Artist
Absolute Stunner.
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LittleRedx Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think this piece is so beautiful - something I would like to hold and treasure. The fragility of the found object cupped in gold only highlights its precious quality. I also very impressed you managed to set that porcelain like a stone! Well done xx
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Cherrypip Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
at first glance I thought this piece was a tribute to the female genitalia, and a beautiful one at that. I must say I was a tad bit disapointed when I noticed that was not the case...
very well done!
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vulpul Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Professional General Artist
yup. One could think about it that way.. although it's rather a more mineral-organic thing than a wet, tight, hot... what were we talking about?? Oh.. well it's just going in the zone of architectural studies of structures. I used sections and and different materials structured in such way that the whole concept could come alive and take shape, capturing the concept of inner imprint of life and the universal elements.
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ZORIFOUR Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
Very very beautiful!!!
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vulpul Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank You!!! :hug:
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FenixPharell Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
cat de frumooos(dupa enshpe luni)
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:iconvulpul:
vulpul Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :handshake:
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joy88 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005
nu-mi faci si mie o bijuterie...:kiss:?
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:iconvulpul:
vulpul Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Professional General Artist
ba da! Uite: :donut: chiar douŃ! :snowflake:


:cuddle:
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joy88 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005
:)
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pyronius Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
Thats pretty cool, and am I the first person to find the secret copyright logo? :)
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:iconvulpul:
vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
you must be using Internet Explorer! :D But now I wonder why you got to select the picture... :O

I use that on other images too...
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pyronius Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
No, I use firefox, I just saw that the whole picture looked kinda pixelated, and I remembered another picture that had hidden text in it like that.
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Teh-cHix0r Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Oho... felicitari pt DD :D
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vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
:hug: Multumesc !


:cuddle:
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Teh-cHix0r Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
n-ai pentru ce, chiar merita :glomp:
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Skyelar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous... I'm taking my first jewelry making and metalworking course and I have a huge appreciation for the amount of workmanship and attention to detail that went into this. I'm absolutely in awe.
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petmaster22153 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
That is so awsome, I would really love to have it, I love shells and the whole cutting one open is really awsome, then you get to admire the inner beauty as well. I was amazed how the shell is outlined in gold, looks simply stunning!
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curtition Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
wow
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amsel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
This is amazing. Definitely deserving of a DD.
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pley Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
Hey, congrads on the DD!
:sun:
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vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you sun! :D

:relax:
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belario Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
a breathtaking, well put together piece. congratulations on the daily dev.
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kuroinami Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful and unique! Great job with this piece.
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Glowing-Jesus Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
I would be a lot more impressed if you made that shell with your own two hands.
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vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
:) Nobody's perfect! And besides... there are some things in nature that humans just can't do. The shell's structure and texture is amazing in it's details! I tried to expose some of that by making a section through it and polished it. (that I did with only one hand by the way so it's still not by my own TWO hands :D )

Thanks!!
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crushedlikefruit Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
nice work
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interminable-quiet Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
holy $&%! that is amazing. when I first glanced at it in the thumbnail, I thought it was a watch, and then I saw the seashell. the shape is so balanced and peaceful I can almost hear the ocean! I love it.

you win.
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: I am speechless...

...I have to ask...do you sell any of your pieces on a website or shop?
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vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
no. until 2004 I used to sell objects in art galleries, but not anymore. I work bigger objects now specificaly designed for their future place. So this is kinda request only work.

(Peple have asked this before.. try to browse into the eralier comments I replied several times..)

Thank you ! :handshake:
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whoops...sorry ;) didn't realize folks had inquired...

..congrats again on your DD! it is well deserved :nod:
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oSKARt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
so beautiful! so smooth!
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reviresco Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think I've ever seen anything so lovely...
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reviresco Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think I've ever seen anything so lovely...
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TheThunder Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
Stunning! A medley of crafts here, all of which blend together into a beautiful piece.

I really like how well the seashell is blended into the piece, it adds a very interesting "personality" to it.

Awesome work!
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vulpul Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
:handshake: Thank you!
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TheThunder Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
No problem!
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N0s3Nugg3t Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
That's really cool, very... exquisite! Great idea! :+fav:
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queenISH Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
absolutely beautiful craftsmanship.
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