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GZ Guildmaster's Necklace by HylianJean GZ Guildmaster's Necklace by HylianJean
The crystal machine twirls slowly in its insulated suspensors, a giant in its rumbling chamber, orbited by the coils, calibrators, and ornamented dials of its awe-inspiring operation.
All around the air crackles with static which manifests in periodic thundershocks, blinks of lightning arcing away from the machine to lesser crystals of the collector apparatus.
It is power, in symbol and in application, vital and carefully stewarded by maintainers and guildspeople who wear the insignia of their honored stations.

This is the third large pendant in my series, a sparkling angel-aura quartz point (natural quartz crystal modified with a permanent iridescent lustre), carefully bracketed in fine brass wire and mounted to a hand-cut brass backing.

Now that it has shown in the art show at SteamCon II with the rest of its brethren, it is available for sale through my Etsy shop. [It has sold! But if you like it please do have a look at the other images of it on the listing: [link]]

I'll be submitting more of the series to DA soon! Thanks for your views!
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Badwolf101 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooo...pretty :D
HylianJean Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Thanks! :)
Ilionej Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Student General Artist
:wow: That's just amazing!
The1Little1Fox1X Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
This is beautiful! Reminds me of Spire from Myst.
Skaros444 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow! This looks really nice!

Great work!
Black-Feather Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You just gave me the imputus to step up my work! This is fantastic!!
ragingbearpaws Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
yipee-wow-wow......!!! :iconlawooplz:
MadMother88 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are just beautiful!
CloseToMadness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Can You please, tell me a bit more about this part "natural quartz crystal modified with a permanent iridescent lustre".
Is it something like paint, is it available somewhere? Or it was already done when You bought the crystal?
Asking 'cause the effect is stunning, at first glimpse I thought the crystal is back lighted or something, and if it's the "natural" effect, then I have no words to describe how I love the outcome.

Great composition, You must have put a lot of heart into making this one, as well as the others.
HylianJean Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
You can find out more about the process used to change these crystals in this Wikipedia article about Aqua Aura quartz, a different color than the Angel Aura that I used here. It's not something I have the equipment to do, myself. There is no backlighting used in this picture, just a small spotlight. And yes, these works are all my beloved babies, definitely far more care put into them than I could ever put a fitting price on when selling them. Thanks for commenting, I'm glad you like it!
Artoveli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is my favorite of your pieces so far!
elisatsun Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, not surprised it sold - it's beautiful! You do some truly amazing work! :)
vormaen Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you make these for sale? PLEASE???!!
HylianJean Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
O hi vormaen! :) This particular one has been sold and it would be very difficult to make another. I do have very small crystal pieces that I can reproduce and I have a couple of those ready right now, a small necklace and a medal-style lapel pin. They're more like [link] but with aqua aura quartz instead of Svarovski crystal. Though I can do Svarovski too. LMK if you're interested. :)
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing. What a wonderful take on the great zero, I just fell in love :love: How big is it across?
HylianJean Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I put the dimensions on the etsy page, if you don't mind sneaking over there for a moment. :D
CassiopeiaArt Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Of course, I will go and check! Thank you :heart:
JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do want too :iconeagerblankplz:
rillani Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Soooo cool! I wish I had the time to go to SteamCon, but school rules over my life like a big ruling thing.
HylianJean Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
It'll be back next year! It's lots of fun and the costumes are amazing.
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