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Phoenix Ring by Angi-kat Phoenix Ring by Angi-kat
I took a metal sculpting class this semester in college. This is the first major project I made.

It's a phoenix, made entirely out of steel.

The body was made from different segments, which I cut out using a plasma cutter (hence the reason the edges are all wavery. lol), which I then layered and welded together.

The ring was a left over from something that I found in storage, and confiscated to make this. ;)

All that colored stuff in the middle, is glass. On the back of the ring, I've got hooks set that hold it in place. This way, if it ever gets broken, or I want a different kind of glass, I can easily switch it out.

The coloring was done using heat from a welding torch. And let me tell ya, doing the 2nd wing was a bitch! That's why it doesn't look as pretty as the other one.

The whole thing is designed to hang on your wall, though I'm not sure what I'm gonna be able to use that will hold it up! lol

Size:
The rings is about 17in wide
Bird is about 2ft tall

The whole thing weighs about 10lbs

Time Spent:
About 40hrs

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Phoenix Ring by ~Angi-kat caught my attention while browsing Artisan Crafts. It suddenly occured to me just how hard it must be to create something with symmetry with metal and flame. It's a wonderful work of art, the kind I wouldn't mind hanging on my wall. ( Featured by ohnojaylo )
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scottwheels59 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
absolutely beautiful. love the heated colorations as well as the theme. Great job
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ViiC311 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I want !!
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Superfreexa Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
so want that on my wall :(
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ebell1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist
this is gorgious..I'm trying to find a metal smithing class so i can work in metal but there doesn't seem to be any around me grrrrrrrrrr so frustrating ..where you able to sell it? I refuse to believe that thing didn't sell asap
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Angi-kat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Actually, I didn't sell it. Its my first real sculpture, and I didn't want to give it up. :) Though I have had several offers.

Sadly, I can't make more due to my severe lack of equipment. But at least I have it to show off.
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ebell1 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist
I don't blame you! yeah I'm having to pick up pieces here and there and i can't seem to afford a press to save my life. However I'll keep trying maybe I'll get at least as good as you ^_^
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Angi-kat Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I dunno, your work looks pretty good to me. ;) Good luck finding a sculpture class! You'll be surprised how quickly you pick things up once you get started, and you'll be addicted before you know it. =D
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ebell1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist
prays* i'm counting on it..i have found a dvd metal smithing course for around 200$ I may have to stick with that if i can't find any close by soon. Thanks agian ^_^
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6Crimson1Night6 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
That is an awesome work of art. I would definitely love to have that on my wall. =)
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Fionagwen Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Very cool!
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