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COMMISSION: MLP: Princess Luna's Cutie Mark by NikidaEve COMMISSION: MLP: Princess Luna's Cutie Mark by NikidaEve
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This is one of two gauntlets for a cosplay for My Little Pony, Princess Luna's Cutie Mark which is a crescent moon. Made for an extremely friendly, and interesting client who requested the design on their own accord for a cosplay they've been dying to do.
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This is made with steel connector links handcrafted by myself in a 16g 3/16" link.
the black scales are stainless steel
the "blue" and purple are anodized aluminum.

The blue are mirror finished aluminum so theyre super shiny. The thing is, is the blue is a film covering the link to protect them from scratching when shipping. The slick silver will offset the purple more when the films are removed.

it also has interchangable ties. In the image shown above, there are purple cords that are fitting for the design, but light blue ribbon can be paired with it to go up to the shoulders, or just to keep it tight and colorful on the forearm.

The crystals are swavorski, in the forms of 2 shades of blue, and purple with silver findings.

:bulletpurple::bulletblue:This is one of two, the set was commissioned and sold for $250 USD

PLEASE NOTE:
definitely the most interesting shapes I've worked with. First time ever putting a design in. The image of the bracer thats located on top right, is 6 rows shorter than the full composition
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Critique by Felosoraptor Mar 2, 2013, 8:33:18 PM
these are awesome! The person who ordered these are going to be ecstatic! the colors are great and i feel like the craftmanship gets a little more intense with each set. id love to see these with handmade scales, but that will be for another time ^_~. great work, i love seeing what you accomplish with each set you produce and still i feel like a pioneer with these. I want to see the hand part finished but as the title says its a w.i.p. I like the darker colors versus the steel color because i feel theres more contrast and you tend to look at it closer.
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This looks great, I love the asymmetrical pattern! The purple paracord(?) makes me happy too, I've done a lot of similar stuff with black or green paracord on my scale to fit gauntlets.

One small question I had is whether the edges have extra rings in place to keep the scales from shifting out of position? A picture of the underside would be illuminating.

I wonder a little as to the durability as well, but since this is meant for cosplay it is not as important, the butted rings have more of a chance at coming apart if they are put under too much stress.

One problem that I have had with my gauntlets and still haven't really solved without the use of an underlaid leather bracer is that the gauntlet falls down the arm when the arm is positioned in a relaxed state. This leads to the scales bunching up and not being useful for armor or looking good anymore. I don't know if you've solved this problem but if you have I would love to hear how!

I am very impressed with this work! The scales and color choices came together very well to make a very beautiful piece!
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LinaRain Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks so much!
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SparkleSand Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing piece of work! This actually reminds me of: i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu… Sphere/ODIN20SPHERE_Valkyrie_320d-1.jpg

from my favorite video game. * O* <3
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It won't let me open that link
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SparkleSand Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ahaha Gwendolyn from the game Odin Sphere. Her colors and feathers really, REALLY reminds me of it. ^^
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness! She had the small feathers looked like scales. That's an amazing nostalgia reference!
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SparkleSand Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EDIT: The picture won't show so I'm just going to say: Gwendolyn from the game Odin Sphere
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DanOptPrime Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
This is amazing. I can't afford the price but if you can kindly give me the instructions I'll do the hard work of making it
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
There are no instructions.
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RukarioTrainer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
That looks really cool!!
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It was definitely hard drafting the idea
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I love ALL your work, it's going to take some time to fave it all :), beautiful/imaginative designs, and great craftsmanship :)
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for your kind words! I put alot of pride into my works. It may be grueling sometimes but I enjoy it and I'm glad you do as well
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
My pleasure!
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ScoutBelle Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS. IS. AMAZING. I'm speechless....just...WOW.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awe thanks :)
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8catpaws Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I now want one XD anyways, amazing, and great job! *claps very entusiastically*
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! I'm glad you liked it. I'm always open to make custom sets. Also,. Thank you for all the :+fav:'s!
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Amazing piece !
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Much appreciated :D
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AnemyaPhotoCreations Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:)
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DAnnsCreations Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
AWESOME!! :blowkiss: :glomp:
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lilagagy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
this is insane o.o
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They were hard for sure
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ShadowStar08 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Sooooo pretty!
I want a pair of these babies. Haha
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm almost finished with my current commission and open to make some in a few days. I'm quick too. Just less than a week or so and I have em done. :3
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ShadowStar08 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
What do you normally charge?
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They're 150 for a single 250 for a dual set that go to elbows. I can make half forearms for 75 and 150
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ShadowStar08 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Little bit out of my price range at the moment. I might get a pair later on this year when my financial situation is better though. =3
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's all good I'm hoping to make some bracelets and earrings soon
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ShadowStar08 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Hope that goes well. <3
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ak399 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Sweet Celestia, all of my yes.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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kerinasong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo.....nice :)
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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kerinasong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^w^
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mhinos1992 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOOOOOOOOO PRINCESS ARMOR JAJAJAJA GOOD JOB
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was hard to try and get her mark in there. Lemme tell ya lol.]
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mhinos1992 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD its very coooooooool
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much :hug:
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KimballtheGamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish I had the skill to make these, or the cash to buy one from you xD This is beautiful, I'd hug you if I could!
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are pricy, but I do offer smaller ones, that are like cuffs, or half forearm for lower prices for that reason, or easier to wear out for every day u se. :hug: I always enjoy hugs! Thanks!
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KimballtheGamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Well maybe if I get the cash Ill commission you some day ^w^ But for now Ill continue drooling over your work and wishing I had the money xD
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
aweeee -hands bucket- youre so nice :P
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KimballtheGamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Photographer
x3 Thanks -grabs bucket and puts it around my neck- lol I'm just telling you the truth haha. I do have a question though, are you self taught, Did someone teach you, or have you looked up how to do this online?
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Mostly self taught. I had a friend show me 6 years ago who had made a shirt, he showed me the box weave,and from there I was so enthralled I couldnt stop until I topped him xD (background of mixed emotions when i was a young, and restless 14 year old) and ever since, I wanted to learn all that I could. Most from experimenting, some from online tutorials. Some from bits and pieces of old armor styles, video games influenced alot of my pieces (like my next "off schedule" set of bracers I want to make)and now that I'm older, and work in professional settings, I like cute little adaptions to retain your unique styles, or accent elegantly. Whichever. I like people being able to relate to personality, instead of just composition. Everyone likes to accent themselves with their own tastes ;)
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KimballtheGamer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Photographer
Thats wicked cool :D Well your experience shows in your work, absolutely beautiful
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you immensely :glomp:
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Veska3if Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
awesome owo
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks :hug:
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