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Zelian Rune Stones in Blue by ChimeraDragonfang Zelian Rune Stones in Blue by ChimeraDragonfang
And here they are done up in metallic blue!
(Updated with a better photo which doesn't have quite as much icky glare.)

They're even more gorgeous in reality. From a distance it's a simple shiny blue, but up close you can see all the little sparkly flecks.

I love these things. Honestly the only way they could be any cooler was if they glowed in the dark.

...

I need to stop giving myself ideas.



Larger Views of Individual Stones
:bulletblue: AV Swoosh :bulletblue: Death :bulletblue: Destiny :bulletblue: Discovery :bulletblue: Earth :bulletblue: Electricity :bulletblue: Essence :bulletblue: Fear :bulletblue: Fire :bulletblue: Flight :bulletblue: Hate :bulletblue: Honour :bulletblue: Ice :bulletblue: Joined :bulletblue: Life :bulletblue: Omen :bulletblue: Pain :bulletblue: Passion :bulletblue: Renewal :bulletblue: Resolve :bulletblue: Tainted :bulletblue: Warrior :bulletblue: Water :bulletblue: Wind :bulletblue:






Zelian runes, rune designs and all things AV *crystal-rex. If you want to use these designs for anything, you need to ask her.

Used with permission.
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:iconshylynx:
ShyLynx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're beautiful! Good job :D
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Thanks. :la:
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
Really stunning :D The electric blue is sublime. Do you engrave them, then paint them?
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Yep. Diamond burrs and a Dremel.
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snazzie-designz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   General Artist
Cool. Fabulous :D
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are gorgeous.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Thanks. :la:
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Shatiel85 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
they are just awesome :) they are stones right? not clay...
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
They're glass.
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Shatiel85 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh never seen in this dark color :D
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Dragons-Garden Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow this are fantastic!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely!
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KroovaLowe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
<3 i love carving rocks and sticks but im an mateur these look great
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Might be hard to believe, but I've been doing glass engraving for less than a year.
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KroovaLowe Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
neat! im trying to get my tech teacher to explain glass work/carving etc to me. i think his wife does it...
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bluebird Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so beautiful @_@
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bluebird Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You wouldnt happen to be selling a set of these runes in this specific design, would you? I'v always been a fan of runes, but the best I ever made were creek-pebbles hand collected with the rune markings sharpied on ^^; Made them when i was pretty young. I'd be so happy to have a real set of such beautiful stones
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Not at this time, sorry. These designs aren't mine; they were created by *crystal-rex for one of her storylines and an OCT, so right now they're... 'restricted', for lack of a better word. There is a slight possibility sets might be up for sale at some indeterminate point in the future, but if it happens, it won't be for a long time. They'd also be pricey, since it takes me anywhere from fifteen minutes to an hour to carve each one, depending on complexity, and all together they're rather heavy, which means shipping costs go up.

If you have your own fancy rune designs, I can give those a go when I reopen commission slots. Which right now looks to be not until summer. ^^;
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glow in the dark paint would be awesome!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
It would. I'm trying to figure out a way to make it happen without risking the paint peeling off.
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ron-paul-for-premier Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Very Nice Indeed...

Cheers,
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thanks :la:
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ron-paul-for-premier Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
BTW, do you have any suggestions as to keeping the glass in place while you use the foredom tool? I'm having a harder time keeping the 'bit' on the pattern (it tends to 'slip off'..). I find it especially difficult in the 'detailed areas'. If I screw up, I then have to re-fire the glass and 'heal it' and it becomes a huge PITA as the pieces sometimes 'change shape' after the additional heating.

Any suggestions are welcomed...

Cheers,

/Joe..
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
When I was carving these, I moulded some thermoplastic around the bottom and edges, with a sort of flange sticking off to one side. The flange was then wedged under a C-clamp to secure it to my workbench. I can photograph the set-up I have going if this description is making no sense at all. Of course I don't think this arrangement would work too well with anything bigger than a shot-glass. I've also used a simple low-profile vise with padded jaws, albeit in those instances it was chunks of brass so I didn't have to worry about over-tightening things and cracking the glass. Maybe a jeweller's pin vise (something like [link] ) might work too, though I'm not sure how effective it would be at holding convex glass objects.

Hmm, a cheap metal dish full of some kind of wax or pitch in which to embed the item to be engraved might also work.

It's better to go with multiple light passes in lieu of one heavy one when engraving. That way the burr is less likely to slip and skip across the surface. This I have learned through much trial and error.
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ron-paul-for-premier Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Very valuable information and it will help immensely!
Thanks for sharing... :)

Cheers,

/Joe..
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thrivis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
Very beautiful~~

I like your rune sets.
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:iconchimeradragonfang:
ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
Thanks.:la: They're fun to do, though the stupid glass dust gets everywhere.
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:iconthrivis:
thrivis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
I see you have "for sale" notes on some of them in the description! Do you sell your runes anywhere else or just here?
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
I only have my rune sets up for sale or trade on dA so far. (Not the Zelian runes though. They're not available for various reasons.)
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thrivis Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011   General Artist
I was actually interested in the Elder Futhark runes you've done when I thought of asking about where you sell/trade. Those green pyramid runes are beautiful~ my favorite. I'd like to get a set sometime. Dunno when I'll be able to tho! :)
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011
Yeah, I figured you meant the other ones, but mentioned it anyway since this comment thread is on the Zelian runes and I've had a few other people ask about them already. If/whenever you decide to get an Elder Futhark set, just Note me. If the pyramid set sells before then, I can make another one.
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MyLittleParanoia Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Fantastic! *_*
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Thanks! :iconoohshinyplz:
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Yang94 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
WOW! the shapes sorta remind me of dragons, and i LOVE dragons! :D
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
So do I. The design credit goes to *crystal-rex though.
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Yang94 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
nevertheless, their awsome :D
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
*slobbers in joy* Sooo cool!

Actually, the glow-in-the-dark deal should be pretty easy to handle! All you'd need is a fine pointed brush, and things like this!

[link]

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Because they're going to be applied onto a stone, and not a moving human who'd be bumping around and chipping it, you should be okay with this stuff and a top coat of clear nail polish! Let us see if it works!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
In this case it's more constant handling wearing it away which concerns me. Nail polish, in my admittedly limited experience, likes to peel off in big chunks if it gets scratched at. (Also I kinda don't have a credit card right now, which makes buying stuff online problematic.)
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
That's a valid point. If you look around on Amazon some more though, you can also find reasonably priced paint that was meant for wood/ metal/ other non-human body type surfaces.

I wouldn't worry too much about the scratching...then again, I don't know how deeply you've carved the runes. However, it's been my experience that even nail polish, once it gets into a deeper surface, it's actually sort of hard to get out. The experience I'm drawing from is years of trying to get month-old nail polish off my toe nails and spending twenty extra minutes on each nail trying to acetone/toothpick/dental tool/needle the polish out from the cracks& ridges my nails get. All this is after a month (sometimes more) of showering, washing my feet, and walking extensively in closed toed shoes- so I'm pretty sure your runes would be safe. Give it a shot!

If you have a bank account, you can just get a debit card and use that. (I don't mean to be patronizing, but that was something that I personally didn't know for an oddly long time. If you already knew that...sorry! :blush:) Credit cards suck anyway, why buy something with money you don't have, only to end up not only paying for that thing, but for the interest compounded on it? :shrug:
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
One of the new age-y stores around here carries glowing nailpolish. Maybe. I think. I just never paid much attention because I don't use the stuff for its intended purpose. The local craft store has glow-in-the-dark paint, but it's that bubbly 3D-ish stuff for fabric, which doesn't help me much.

The larger lines go one or two millimetres into the glass, but the smaller details are only a fraction of that, which makes painting them with thick stuff - like nailpolish - really difficult, especially when I go to clean up the edges afterward. I had to redo some of these three or four times because I kept scratching it out while scraping off the excess.

Well, I think my debit card is also a credit card, but I'm still not too clear on how that whole thing works here in Norway. (I do have a credit card, it's just linked to my Canadian accounts. Interest-free if I pay it off within a certain timeframe, huzzah!)
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Ah, I see.

Maybe...hmmm, try using a tooth-pick? Just do some shallow cuts in a rock or some glass for practice and see how it turns out. If nothing else, if you ever decide to make some broader deeper rune carvings, it'd be cool to make them glow.

Ask your bank, I suppose. I don't see why it wouldn't be the same principle, but Europe does things differently.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I've been making use of old dental picks along with a fine-tipped paintbrush for the details so far. The simpler designs, like Discovery, Essence, Fire, Earth and the AV swoosh, I could carve deeper, but those like Warrior and Fear have those scrawny details which prevent it, at least when working at this size.

I will figure out this glowing shit one day, because it's just too cool of a possibility to not test out, but right now I'm all :iconpanic01plz: with other crap to worry about first, so it'll have to wait in line.
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Hell-is-a-56 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Gotcha. Good luck then.
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Wow, this is very awsome!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Thanks :D
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Aktaroth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I love these - the combination of black and that shade of blue is brilliant and almost hypnotic. I agree that they could only be more awesome if they glowed in the dark! :la:
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I've been trying to figure out how to make it happen, but I'm not sure how well glowing varnish would stay on. I found this glowing powder which can be mixed with paints to make them glow, but as far as I can tell, it can only be purchased online and I really don't need a kilogram of the stuff.
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paxinum Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Radium! Glows in the dark.
Probably leads to a long painful death, but glows in the dark!
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Acquiring that may be a mite difficult, methinks. Unless I sabotaged the hell out of lots of wristwatches with luminous dials.
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Kerya-Alexis Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Wonderful!
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