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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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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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