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Phoenix Flowers by NikidaEve Phoenix Flowers by NikidaEve
This was an one of a kind prototype style necklace. Made with 3/16" red, orange, and gold color anodized aluminum rings. Also contains 9/64" gold and orange aluminum rings, and handcrafted 1/8" red copper enameled rings. All handcut. The flowers were trial and error pieces that are finally designed and will be made into separate projects soon for sale in a multitude of colors.
:bulletorange::bulletred: Featured here:Scale Flowers.

This unique and magnificent design is based of the warm colors in a passionate array of chains flowers and colors, all three chains and handmade Byzantine weaves that lead into a 3-1 half Persian weaves for a sturdy neckline.

Looks stunning with a suitcoat!
:bulletyellow::bulletred: Available on Etsy here!
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This piece is beautiful. Truly stunning. It was very very well done. Allow me to explain why I gave you the scores I did.

Your Vision was grand. The colors match each other perfectly, the chains and the petals are just perfect together. The Vision was marvelous and that is why yhere are 5!!

I gave you a four on your Originality. Simply because somewhere someone else has tried the same thing, which means that it's a semi common idea (Not really common, couldn't think of a different word, sorry~) that has been attempted before. When I see originality I personally think of something INCREDIBLY out of the box (Adding runic symbols that you made up yourself to the edge of the petals) But that personally is just me. I think you nailed it beautifully, which is why I gave you 4, and I don't think that this piece needs it, however, I feel like it is important to express to artists exactly how far out they can go with their pieces, and to not be afraid to try something new.
I am very, very proud of you for trying something new :)

Your technique was as stunning as it always is! I didn't give you 5 for a very small reason, (Part of it is a pet peeve of mine, so I apologize in advance if this sounds stupidly OCD)
Your chains, while BEAUTIFULLY crafted, are not all the same length. I believe this would be fine if the 3rd had a space between it and the 2nd one, matching the 1st one. I believe that this detracts from the overall beauty of the piece, especially to other people, and potential clients, such as myself.
I didn't have this really impact your score because the craftmenship of the rest of the piece more then makes up for it!!! It is simply an opinion to be aware of :)

Your Impact, naturally, if 5. The overall beauty, the color matching, the chains and craft. It's stunning. Truly beautiful. I or any person would be lucky to wear that to a grand event!! :D
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Ourane Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013
These metal flowers are very elegant. :Red-flower: A flower for my love 
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are so fun to work with. Takes some trial and error but they're new for me.
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Felosoraptor Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Photographer
put this on etsy. also i want one.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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:iconfelosoraptor:
Felosoraptor Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Photographer
I  Saw It later.  Oops. Haha
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MakaAlbarn-chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
A beautiful piece of art ! You are very talented
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :hug:
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BeardDragonMaille Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Great color combinations and the asymmetry gives it a dynamic appearance. All in all a great piece.

I have one question though: How in the world did you get the inner rings on the flower closest to the inside (it had gold petals and red and gold inner rings) to spiral like that? I have looked at your images of it and can't figure it out. It's a really cool effect and makes the flower different than other scale flowers I've seen.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
In all honesty, I used 18g 3/16" diameter rings, and since it was such a "tight fit" (meaning, i fought with them to close when i put it together) it swirled to make it all fit into place naturally. It was probably because I used such small rings for these flowers. I realized that with how much you try to cram them together 3/16" rings are the smallest you can go with these small scales.
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BeardDragonMaille Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Ah, so in a way it was a happy accident, which are always nice. I'll have to keep 3/16" in mind next time I go on a scale flower bender (and actually, my interest in making the scale flowers was inspired by this necklace here so thank you for making it so people like me could get inspired to try something new).
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borysbrytva Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:iconiheartitplz: Oh my glob, this is so fabulous! 
From the asymmetry to the gradation... bravo on all accounts! :clap::clap::clap: 
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks kindly! It means alot :D your gallery is fabulous!
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RetroRevivalBoutique Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're quite welcome, and thanks! :)
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:iconzada2010:
zada2010 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Absolutely beautiful! It definitely portrays the essence of a phoenix.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!! I tried so hard to give this a prideful, or just elegant look to it because I'm fond if Phoenixes. I appreciate you taking the time to notice the essence!!
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zada2010 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I really like this piece, even before I saw the title my first thought was definitely phoenix. And just like the phoenix this art work gave off a sense of grace and elegance that is associated with the phoenix. 
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang i love this.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankkkkks
Ill have to start working on clips and pins so I can manage a cloak clip. But I may modify it slightly to go with a suitcoat that would lay right above the button of it. I can't explain it well 
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Late Reply be very Late Sorry)
I follow ya
Seriously though if i had the money i'd ask for one of them in Blue and Purple.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have the scales, just would need to see if I had the large scales in the blue or purple, I think I just have the orange red silver and champagne in the large scales but I can always make a smaller single one for a reasonable price :3
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When December comes around which is both Christmas and B-day month for me i'm want to try and contact you for a Commission.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Alright! If its for your birthday too, expect 10% off :D.
Have any idea what you'd like? If its a large project I can start a bit earlier if its smaller I can start them whenever you're ready, if you have an idea. If not, surprise me! I like new projects
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Kyvex-Ky-Windcloud Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
O okay i was bringing up my birthday because i normally get a bit of money then.....i wasn't looking for a discount.
The colors i'm thinking of are the Asexuallity colors 3.bp.blogspot.com/_lXzzGQMqW4s…
With the black by the hand and the purple by the elbow.....but also a Golden Cross over the Top.
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I understand but it's standard I'll offer the discount for birthdays because Its my gift I can provide at least :) and did you want those colors on a bracelet, gauntlet, whole new project specific to yourself?
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those colors are gorgeous together! :D
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I love fiery colors.. They're just so bold
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! They are...
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:iconiphael:
iphael Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Wonderfully made.
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Fairy-Suzie Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
That is stunning and truly unique. Great work and well done xx
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
:bow: thank you
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Grape-Soda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
Freaking gorgeous~ <3 Very nice job.
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you <3
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rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow i love this thing its so beautiful
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:iconnikidaeve:
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Much appreciated! I can't wait different color schemes with this style
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rainbowdasy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Student General Artist
that looks so beautiful, just like the other flowers, so this is what you did to them? :3
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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is! They were for this prototype but more single flowers, clips, and adornments will be coming soon!!
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Aiko-Hirocho Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student General Artist
oh i would like to see clicps or head gears with those :D
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