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Silver Waterfall -- HM by GipsonDiamondJeweler Silver Waterfall -- HM by GipsonDiamondJeweler
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This is my entry for the :iconjewelryclub: Nature Inspired Contest. It didn't place, but I received an honorable mention.

My inspiration for this piece came from this beautiful photo: [link] taken by :icontagirocks: It took a while, but after looking at the photo multiple times, and sketching many different designs, the inspiration finally sunk in, and the design you see in the photo above is the outcome :D

The piece is made out of sterling silver sheet and wire, with natural 2 - 2.5 mm sapphires. The oval pendant has a satin finish, and the silver wire is polished. I also polished the area where the waterfall flows over the oval base. I thought it gave it a wet, watery look. Don't you agree?
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:iconsumahli:
sumahli Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great work, the design reminds me a bit of Gustav Klimt! :heart:
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you! I almost forgot about this piece actually ^^;
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:icontwitching:
Twitching Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
Very nice! It's got a sleek modern look, almost minimalist, but is still obviously a waterfall.
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.
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vhartley Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is a lovely interpretaion of that photograph. I like the sapphire accents along the metal wires, and the way you've mixed the satin and polished finish to nicely indicate where the water flows. :)
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow thanks very much :D
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:iconvhartley:
vhartley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You're quite welcome. :)
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:iconbrunettemenolly:
BrunetteMenolly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Wow, this is so three-dimensional even though it's relatively flat!
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
heheh thank you :D
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:iconephemeralxreflection:
wow, this is stunning. i love the contrast of shapes and how the stones are eye-catching but still discreet enought not to distract ^^
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much ^^ I appreciate it.
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:iconephemeralxreflection:
you're very welcome :)
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:iconlittleblackgirl:
LittleBlackGirl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
This actually looks like river :wow: Really amazing work there! :love:
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
heheh thanks very much. I'm glad to hear that there are others who can see the river in my pendant.
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:iconlittleblackgirl:
LittleBlackGirl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
You're welcome. :heart:
And that river is really *real* in that pendant, amazing :love:

p.s. I love geometry also and this is pure geometry :D
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow ^^ Thanks again. Your comments are much appreciated.
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feetpeet Featured By Owner May 31, 2009
Featured in this article:
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome, thanks :)
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:iconvonrumpfkat:
vonrumpfkat Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
So pretty! I love how you made stark, geometric shapes look so fluid and graceful. It almost has an Art Deco feel to it, which I love.
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks very much :) I appreciate your comments.
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is gorgeous! :D I love its flow. ^_^
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)
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DarkFireRaven Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome! :D Good luck in the contest! :D
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks again :)
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TaGiRoCkS Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, this is so beautiful
:clap:
thanks once again for using my photo as inspiration
:D
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you.

and you're welcome :)
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PaigeC Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Awawawaaa, that's so cool, that polished area at the bottom! It already looks like a waterfall, but that extra affect makes it just amazing!
I thinks clear or white stones would have also looked good to go with the water theme. Like the sparkles in the water.
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you :)

yeah I thought some white stones would look good too. For the same reason. However those blue stones were bigger than I expected and took up to much room. On top of that, I kept running into problems with the stone setting part, and it was taking to long. I didn't want the labor price to rack up, so I just settled for five sapphires. ^^;

well anyway, wish me luck. we'll see how I do this time.
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:iconpaigec:
PaigeC Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
hmm, too bad.

I think you'll get first place again XD
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
yeah...

heheh here's hoping XD wish me luck!
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:iconharlewood:
harlewood Featured By Owner May 26, 2009   Artisan Crafter
A lovely design, well executed and the high polished area really does give it a watery look. I can see the water swirling around the sapphires!
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you very much :)
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kamicokrolock Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
All I can ay is.... Yummy!
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:icongipsondiamondjeweler:
GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol thank you :) but why yummy? =P
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:iconkamicokrolock:
kamicokrolock Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
In art school I had a ceramics instructor who would call something he liked yummy. It stuck, so things that I really like but don't know what so say are yummy:D
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GipsonDiamondJeweler Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
oh I see. Well thanks for the lovely compliment ^^
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