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Copper and Nickel Dragon by SweetMayDreams Copper and Nickel Dragon by SweetMayDreams
This sculpture is made of flat pieces of copper and nickel. Each plane was carefully cut out individually with a tiny jewelry saw and then soldered and riveted together. And of course lots and lots of time spent measuring and sanding to make sure it all fit together seamlessly! :D The color gradation was made with patina. The arms with the bowl move up and down on the rivets so it can balance on almost all surfaces.

Sculpture is approx 14" long and 7" tall
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Given 2014-01-24
Copper and Nickle Dragon by ~SweetMayDreams ( Suggested by PixieEmz and Featured by cakecrumbs )
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RyansHideout Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beauteous
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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ImmaCatastrophe Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's AWESOME :D :omg: :la: :woohoo:
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!!!!! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! Hug
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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IrthosCaesin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering, do you make these to sell? If so, how much would this one be?? It is absolutely perfect for what i would want it for :3

And this is stunningly crafted by the way, love the style!
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hi! :happybounce: Unfortunately I no longer have access to the equipment I used to make this, so I can't make any more metal projects....Hopefully some day I'll be able to though! This particular one isn't for sale as of now as I use it in my craft shows :) but if I ever decide it's time to sell it I'll let you know!
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IrthosCaesin Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you! I very much appreciate it. 
And I understand why you use it in the craft shows, it's gorgeous!
thankees ^^
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
Looks cool :)
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!! :D (Big Grin) 
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pretty cool
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) (Smile) 
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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ViperiumPrime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO. COOL.
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!!!
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CapedFox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. THE. DEFINITION. OF. EPIC Epic Win 
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow thank you so much!! Haha, I'm glad you like it!  Blush 
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WraithorX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!
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rwolf1970 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous! Wonderful design and execution.
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Your craftsmanship is outstanding.  A fine piece of work.
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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Myronavitch Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome!
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!
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NINJAWERETIGER Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Jester-of-the-Clown Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
*Nickel
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh jeez, thanks, fixed :) (Smile) 
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art! Congratulations on your DD
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :happybounce:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful imagination!
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88monkies Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
very cool
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!!
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JoanaCartaxo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
I love its flow, and you indeed have put an effort into it! good job :D
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! :happybounce: 
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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polarbeardog2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The first thing that comes to mind is just how awesome of a sink this would make. This really is a nice sculpture and I feel like it really needs to be used for something. Great work.
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ohh, nice! Like coming out of a wall or something? That'd be pretty neat and unique Nod 
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Paleodraw Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! 
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!!!!
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Paleodraw Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob!
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LoveDarkness18 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Beautiful colors and daring curves! I love dragons and to see a dragon decor in abstract form is just epic! Congrats on the DD!
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha! Thank you so much!! :)
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PixieEmz Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Yay it did get published! :D Congrats!!
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SweetMayDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh wow, thank you so, so much!!!!Heart  I'm am so far beyond honored by the suggestion!! Hug 
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PixieEmz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
No problem :glomp: I love your work! I hope you get a lot of business!
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