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Project by MariyaArts posted 02-17-2012 09:50 PM 2243 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Queen Desislava is the wife of Sevastokrator Kaloyan.
Her image is painted in the Boyana Church in 1259 .


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#1 posted 02-17-2012 09:56 PM

Another superb piece Mariya. How did you make the beads stand out so well against the background?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 02-17-2012 09:57 PM

Once again . . . . beautiful!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#3 posted 02-17-2012 10:08 PM

With half round chisel.
Part of them are convex and part of them are concave.
Shading gives the volume of beads.


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#4 posted 02-17-2012 10:19 PM

Such an amazing blend of organic swirls and sharp geometry. Your work is flabbergasting.

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 10:39 PM

Another magnificent well laid out carving! Your work is indeed exquisite!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 11:26 PM

Simply stunning work as usual. Bravo.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 12:10 AM

W O W !

Beautiful work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#8 posted 02-18-2012 12:14 AM

Beautiful carving. I’ve also seen some of the other pieces on your website. Have you considered making frames for your square and rectangular pieces?

-- Branlon, Board Director, South Central Indiana

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#9 posted 02-18-2012 12:29 AM

Very Nice Craftsmanship!

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 01:23 AM

oh my Mariya. your carvings are fit for Queens AND Kings alike. :) beautiful, awesome!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 02-18-2012 01:28 AM

Amazing work, Mariya ,each piece you post is more impressive than the last. very fine Art.

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 02:22 AM


--,the best teacher is repetition.

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#13 posted 02-18-2012 02:31 AM

Gorgeous! The beads do look as if they are floating out above the carving, exceptional work!

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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#14 posted 02-18-2012 04:31 AM


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#15 posted 02-18-2012 04:38 AM

As everyone else is saying “Another wonderful piece!”. You have posted so many masterpieces, I must ask – How long does it take you to complete a piece like this?

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi -

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