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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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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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NikidaEve Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
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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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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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