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Kyratised antique 19th bonbonniere, gold and silver inlaid turtleshell.

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Turtleshell9 of 10Micromosaic on turtle shell boxAntique 19th century wounded turtleshell bonbonniere, gold and silver inlaid. Before kyratisation.
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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Project achieved :-)

    After thorough cleaning and polishing, I built a wall of stiff translucent paper held with scotch tape.

    Applied several layers of Judikins diamond glaze, allowing time to dry between each... replaced the lid to begin shaping while still a little soft.

    I shaped it with the outer of a half round stone bangle, applied permanent markers to match the shell color.

    Once perfectly hard, I grounded the excess and perfected the shape with my engraver pen, then polished as I could with a 4 faces nail buffer and rectified the color before the final wax polish.

    Not perfect, but satisfying result for me ;-)

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    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      This is so beautiful, all your hard work really brought the design alive
    2. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Oohh, thank you Jenni for such a kind comment!
      This kyratisation was rather time consuming! But it was a rainy sunday ;-))
    3. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks too for your love, Rniederman :-)
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Beautiful result, love your collections so much !
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      IMMACULATE !!!
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 3 years ago
      Fabulous work on this one Pascale, it is so beautiful :-)
    7. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Phil, thank you so much! I love yours too :-)

      Vetraio, thanks!!!

      Judy, thank you! It was an exciting find and project :-) Still scratching my head for completing the lacking center...
    8. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks for alk your loves, Aura, Fortapache, JImam and Mike !
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Thanks for your love, LaurenRedmond!

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