Celtic Opalgram - Pyrogaphy

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Project by Buckskin posted 12-23-2007 07:42 AM 1677 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a commissioned project that is to be given as a gift to an amazing lady I know. I copied the essentials of the pattern from a photograph of a sterling silver charm.

The coloring of the Moon/Eye was done with watercolor pencil with brown, red, and orange blended.

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#1 posted 12-23-2007 07:54 AM

THAT is impressive, Buck. Your work just keeps improving. Excellent.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-23-2007 10:19 AM

That is neat looking. How difficult is pyrography? I assume that like anything else – the more you do it the better you become. What is involved in the process? Is the equipment expensive? My wife is pretty artistic, and I’m looking for some way to drag her into woodworking with me, this could be a way :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-23-2007 10:45 AM

Tom ~ Thank you!

Bill ~ I just use what equates to a soldering pencil. You can pick up a “wood burner” at WalMart for about $20. I use copy paper to draw/trace my patterns, its about $3 a ream. Next you need some graph paper or transfer paper, not sure of the cost there. My wife had tons of it hid away. For this project I purchased a pre-cut board from WalMart for $0.97. To color I used watercolor colored pencils they are about $7. Some 0000 steel wool and a can of spray lacquer to finish. So I guess another $10.

The only thing I bought special for this was the octagon. The rest I had.

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#4 posted 12-23-2007 04:04 PM

thats pretty fancy “wood piddlin ” . you are quite talented buckskin ! happy holidays

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#5 posted 12-23-2007 07:33 PM

Another nice piece Buck!

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#6 posted 12-24-2007 01:00 AM

mrtrim ~ Maybe I will change my tag line to “Master Wood Piddler” then. LOL.

Thank you and thank Betsy as well.

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