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Rave Crystals MKII by ChimeraDragonfang Rave Crystals MKII by ChimeraDragonfang
Ahahaha more work that has been done for a good long while (several months, in fact) and has just taken me forever to get good photos and collage them together into a proper deviation.

Base is Fimo and air-dry clay, crystals are clear quartz points, glow is provided by RGB LEDs running off a 9v battery. Measures 11cm long, 10cm across and 10cm high. Got this base looking much more like a rock than the MKI.

Want to make your own? I have an Instructable posted over thisaway.

Time: 12 hours

Tools & Materials: Lots of stuff. Mostly clay, rocks, wire and LEDs. Everything is itemized in the Instructable; go read that because I really don't feel like relisting it all here.

See also Rave Crystals MKI: Rave Crystals MKI by ChimeraDragonfang
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andromeda Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Way freaking cool! I love this! And so awesome that they change colors!
Thanks for the instructions too! Would the LED christmas lights work in place of the LED, if one doesnt know how to solder LED stuff together like that?
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Yeah, those would work too, as long as they're basic lights and not weird novelty shapes. The base for the crystals would need to be bigger to hold all the wiring since the spacing on a set of string lights is much longer than soldered-from-scratch set-ups, and the attached battery cases are kind of chunky too.
andromeda Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, yah I was thinking it may need to be much bigger
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, that looks interesting.
So do they always glow in different colours at once or is this montaged and they are all the same colour changing over time all together?

Another question would be if you work with steatite too?
(It reminds me of steatite dragon figurines I have that have a part that glows like that too but I don't think it is plastic rather than quartz.)
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
All the LEDs start out glowing the same colour, but go more and more out of sync the longer they're on. There's a video clip of it in action here:

I had to look up what steatite is. Apparently it's another name for soapstone, which in my experience has always been opaque black/grey with white veins. I had no idea it came in more translucent varieties. Learn something every day. I've never had the opportunity to work with it. I do have a nice piece of selenite that I'll be using in a similar way, though.
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Edited Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I didn't know either that it exists in more tanslucent varieties, interesting.
It wasn't what I meant. I meant the dragon and is made from it and then there is a part out of plastic that shines in different colours.

Forgot to look at the video, looks really nice. (But the sound isn't. :x (Mad) )
Now do this with a nice dragon or horse and I probably would want it so bad. :D (Big Grin)
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