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Ginseng108's loves17 of 72Mid-Century Modern MURANO Avventurina (Gold Specks) GOLD/CLEAR 10" x 7" SCULPTURE 5.5 LBS.!Vintage Japanese Ashtray. What are the meanings of these symbols?
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    Posted 6 years ago

    kyratango
    (432 items)

    Pic 1 : I bought this antique cheap brooch (silvered brass, C clasp) with enamel badly damaged, lacking eyes.

    Pic 2 : tried to match colors with permanent markers showed.

    Pic 3 : after U.V. hardening resin applied and ruby eyes glued.

    Pic 4 : finished! The opal was red tinted with marker before gluing it on the flat mother of pearl torso (I know, it is not serious! But I love super glue, lol)

    Any comment, even about the gluing part, are welcome :-D

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Lisa! '<>'
    2. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Your suggestion is wise, I'll see what I can do.
      The opal was just a try...
      I have some (Mintabie I guess), they are not colorful, so it's stunning how they can be wonderfully enhanced with black or red marker applied on back!
    3. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Beautiful and you did a wonderful restore !
    4. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mani, for your so kind comment :-)
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the loves too,Vetraio, Peasejean and Newtimes, sweet friends!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Phil for your support ;-)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Sean and Pops :-)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you, ho2cultcha, bratjdd, Radegunder, nutsabotas6 !
      nuts, you're so kind, thank you for your love and comment!

    9. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Racer :-))
    10. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Wpj and Ginseng :-))
    11. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      Super Job there!!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Tkx Foxterrier, Inky, Trey and AntiqueRose! :-))
    13. BelleEpoque BelleEpoque, 6 years ago
      I like the original mother of pearl, but the opal does enhance the piece, well thought!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you BelleEpoque! Nothing permanent about the opal, can be removed without damage :-)
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much toenail! Thanks musikchoo for loving :-)

    16. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      You may have a look to other work there:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/119256-janvier-quercia-more-art-nouveau-plique
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Love your comment, FanciGirl :-D
    18. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you lisa for loving it :-)
    19. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Great restoration job and showing us what you used!
    20. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you valentino, everybody can do that!
      I showed it to encourage jewels lovers to do salvage on their drawer's junk ;-)
    21. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks Lourdes and Austrohungaro!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks to the 30 lovers, amazing! ;-)
    23. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 5 years ago
      Oooh... I just bought one like this and it's missing a bit of the enamel... I will post it soon.
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      On this one (a first try!) I didn't apply the perlized nail polish as first layer. The effect would be far better with it :-/
      Remember you can wipe off with aceton if not satisfied BEFORE it is dry...
    25. Collectables59 Collectables59, 1 year ago
      Great project well done. I have just found and posted a dragonfly on CW I wonder what you think of it. Jenni has come back to me with great information and I was wandering what you think as well. Neil
    26. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thank you Neil! :-D
      Going to see your dragonfly!

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