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Polymer Clay Old Tree of Life Pendant by Talty Polymer Clay Old Tree of Life Pendant by Talty

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This was an interesting commission, I was given three elements to work with to create a pendant:

-The design of Tree of Life (basically a tree inside a circle with the branches reaching out to the edges, there's lots of awesome examples in DA).
- An old crooked tree, with the trunk leaning to the side.
- The colors petrol blue, silver and green.

This is the design I came up with, and both my commissioner and the recipient of the pendant liked it! That's what I love so much about custom commissions, when I know that my work is liked I feel extremely happy! It's kinda addicting...

I went for a minimalistic clean look overall, but overdid the curls on the branches just a tiny bit, for contrast. I decided not to add the green to keep it minimal, and resisted the urge to bling it with some crystals. I used a needle to give the impression of bark and added silver mica to make the silver very shiny, it also helped pull off the impression of bark. It has been a couple of months since I made this, and looking back I think I would have liked to add roots to it, but I don't know if my commissioner would have liked it XD it wasn't part of the sketch I sent her with my idea. Oh well.

The blue disc/pendant has beveled edges, it looks very interesting. I found a cool way of making pendants look very even and with a nice beveled edge :dummy: no molds ;) just playing around with my clay until it happened. Maybe one day I'll make a tutorial for it. I have so many tutorials in mind it's not even funny.

Materials: All handmade with polymer clay, no molds, premades, cutters or anything were used. Silver mica was used and sealed with a tiny bit of glaze.

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:iconcakecrumbs:
cakecrumbs Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
alkjsfdf How did I only just not notice the ring on your finger in this one?
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VampressWolf Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Very pretty! ^w^
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Artisan Crafter
thank you so much :love:
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VampressWolf Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
You're welcome! ^w^
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Stormtehwolf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats cool! (after a while of staring at it's epicness i saw the awesome ring XD)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thanks! Apparently the ring got a lot of attention XD
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Stormtehwolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD yep!
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Forgotten-Kingdom Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the pendant, but I must be honest, the ring is what caught my eye XD
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Can't blame you, apparently it happened to a lot of people XD
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:iconforgotten-kingdom:
Forgotten-Kingdom Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure ^^ Yea, hard to miss for LOTR lovers XD
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E-Rank Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
cool!!! not only the tree of life, but also.... is that an elf ring??
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And yes it's the ring from The Lord of the Rings.
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:iconnomsi:
nomsi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YOUR RING!!! where did you get it!!!!! :OOOOO
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I bought it from an importer, I think you can find them online...
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:iconnomsi:
nomsi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it's so awesome :la:
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Shiryobukai-Uta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice detail
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D
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Partial-Credit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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Ember-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. :love: The silver looks very shiny. :la: And that blue and that silver just go perfectly together. I hope your commissioner wears it proudly! I would. ^^
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :la: I tried to make it as shiny as possible :la: it was actually a present, but she told me that the recipient really liked it! :la:
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Terminateher-97 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!

I'm sorry, but I just had to notice.....is that a ring of power you're wearing?! It has elvish on it!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:

And yes it is ;)
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Terminateher-97 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!!

OML!!! Jealous BIG time! Where'd you get it?!
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golem18 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no se como decirlo, solo dire..... genial
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Wow me halagas mucho, aprecio tu comentario :D
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captainfranko Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
se ve increíble! :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Mil gracias! :huggle:
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captainfranko Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No fue nada! :)
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PichLechuga Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
nice
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love:
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Carlsbergensis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You have such a talent. I'm so glad you share it with us. :thumbsup:
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
:blushes: you are very kind, your comment is extremely encouraging!
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
OMG this is gorgeous! Feels like a tree of life and giving here on this background

Love it!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks thanks thanks! :la:
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
You're welcome!!! :D
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caballero-nocturno Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
cool
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :blushes:
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brittklein13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
nice work
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :huggle:
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brittklein13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
your welcome ^@^
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GeeksRUs99 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
That's awesome!
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :love:
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GeeksRUs99 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
You're welcome!
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!! :) I like your ring btw ;)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :love: it's my engagement ring, actually :D my boyfriend has one too!
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Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is so cute :)
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:icontalty:
Talty Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Thank you :blushes:
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Zezou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was thinking the same thing
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:icondebra-marie:
Debra-Marie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great minds think alike ;)
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