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jade and bone carved pendant by savagewerx jade and bone carved pendant by savagewerx
A New Zealand Pounamu(Jade)carved pendant,depicting the wind and waves of lake Ellesmere(Canterbury,New Zealand)with Flounder,Eel&and Taniwha(Maori Mythical protector of waterways)home of my Hapu(subtribe)the Maori people of Taumutu
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Given 2010-11-17
The suggester said: "~savagewerx is a traditional maori carver, who is not restricting himself to bone. jade and bone carved pendant (and all of his works) has amazing details and it is full with traditional symbolism." ( Suggested by GhostSender and Featured by MyntKat )
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snwflkbndt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
That is exquisite. What types of tools do you use for such fine detail? Did you carve the beads as well? Just one more question, where do you get your jade?
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks,yes,its all hand made,i use a variety of diamond burs and files on the jade,polished with wet and dry sand paper back to 2000grit,the beef and whale bones done with needle files and standard dremmel burs,gravers etc,i usually get my jade when i head back to New Zealand on holidays from the west coast of the South Island,this piece of jade was a gift to me,from a family member,the pendant i carved for myself
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greekamazon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks :-)
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I'm impressed by your technic and inspiration.
I just regreat we can't enlarge this pic, 'cause it seems so rich and doesn't feeds me this size
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks,the bone manaia and flounder are about to be replaced with similar designs made from sperm whale tooth,i'll post some close ups when its finished :-)
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Sangcoon Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great to see some NZ stuff :D <33
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SiolentH Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
oh that's preacious. something to be proud of. jade is such an awsome stone =D
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davidanaandrake Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Writer
Kia ora, I know you now don't need any more featuring after a DD but I featured you anyway. :) [link]
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Lightwavesx97 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Absolutely incredible!! Such beautiful work, great job!!!
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3girls1book Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
that is so wanderfull. The green is so vibrant
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
incredibly elegant. the two materials interact beautifully. the delicate waves are fantastic.
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Andria-Tiefling Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
This piece is stunning! I'm in awe of the details.
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Newki Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautiful work!
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saveschrodingerscat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
This has to be one of the most lovely pieces of carving I've seen in a very long time, and so unique (there's a lot of generic tourist tat around). I don't recall ever seeing the 2 materials combined like this!

The detail on the Pounamu is exquisite, and I love the matte finish. The fine detail on the fins of the eel and the Taniwha must have taken hours! Those little flounder are adorable~

Gah, it's just incredible! :la: I love it!
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Absolutely beautiful! You're really skilled :D
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Artist
Rarely does my heart literally sink when I see such beauty.

I stared in awe, then sighed realizing I would never own such an amazing thing...

I had a pair of hand carved jade earrings once... Sadly, they were stolen.

This is outstanding, beautiful, and mesmerizing.
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Lucky-Puppy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful~! congrats on the DD! :D
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LuckyStar20384 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I WANT IT!!!
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mookstix Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
awesome taonga
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tsuryuu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Beautiful, elegant. Very organic in its shape and flow, and lovely interplay between the different elements. Thank you for sharing!
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Dvandemon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant and beautiful
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SearchForSelf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see supertack... do you skydive?
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Wandering-wolves Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I visited New Zealand last year!
Queenstown was so lovely...the culture there was really rich too!That's why I was given a Hae Matau,cuz' I tend to be really lucky and all.XD
This is a really beautiful Koru you've carved,truely splendid!
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arctic-dragonwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
this is beautiful! makes me all the more excited for a possible trip to New Zealand~!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazingly intricate, beautiful and well-balanced!
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GillianIvy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunningly gorgeous detail. Grats on the DD!
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BloodySauce Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
*.* wow! such a wonderful piece!!
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davidanaandrake Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Writer
It was lovely this morning to see something with an Aotearoa vibe to it at the bottom of the page. Congrats on the well-deserved DD!
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TinaCaper Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:)
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is amazing work,,,true art in it's best form..
Congratulations on your DD! It is well deserved
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lover-of-the-Drow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Ooooh this is beautiful! I would wear that everywhere if I had one.. wow that's just beautiful! And it REALLY deserves a DD!
Some of the things I see do not deserve a DD at all but this does, it's AMAZING!!!!! <3
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forty-two-point-five Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh my goodness... this is completely amazing!! :wow:
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Twitchinwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
that shows some serious skill. I am jealous of whoever gets to wear it. Absolutely gorgeous
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chinopisces Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That is beyond awesome.

Do you take commission work?
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DomeniiNebunie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is beautiful!
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Latinidiot Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet Jezus. This blows my mind. THat's simply beautiful. your girlfriend must be very happy with you making her jewellery :P
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roblfc1892 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
great
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MoonMutt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
lovely :D
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Ithiliendude Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic craftsmanship!! Bravo!! :clap:
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Lithestep Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
i always love these pendants, mostly cuz jade is my fav stone; just beautiful!
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samanthawong Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Very cool. :)
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LilFairie Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Congrads on the DD, I love all the detail!
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ShizaWolf316 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautifully done!
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Myszoskok Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
It's really impressive!
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RivisIndigoEmporium Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Such a wonderful piece with an inspiring history...thank you so much for sharing this! :clap:
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very beautiful work! :D
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vibrancy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Absolutely beautiful
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Limaria Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
I've been to New Zealand and saw a lot of stunning carving (bones, jade) but this is without doubt the most beautiful piece I've come across. Amazing job :heart:
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Professional Writer
Now that's something I would very much like to own~ ^^ Its gorgeous! <3
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