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taylorcustom

I've been making a series of fossil-formation "lockets". Little trinkets that look like a rock, and which open up to show fossils from the rock formation depicted. This Ediacaran Biota locket is my most complex, and most carefully researched piece to-date.

 

Right now I am considering what to do next... When I do an internet search for "famous fossil formations", the first result is for "Hell Creek". It's kind of tough to fit dinosaurs into these little lockets, but I am thinking I could get the K-Pg boundary plated (probably in Gold, since Iridium doesn't look all that different than pewter).

 

I'd love to hear comments, and suggestions on other formations that would be good to do (I already have Burgess Shale and Solnhofen Limestone).

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doushantuo

Educational jewelry?

Inventive,and nicely made:ptero::faint:

Next one ,Madygen?

No wait:

 

KILWA!!!

 

edit :with my monicker, I JUST had to like this one,didn't I?

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Fossildude19

Chengjiang biota, Wheeler Shale, Fezuoata Formation, Kaili Biota, Oxford Clay, Green River Formation...the possibilities are endless.... :) 

Nice work! 

Regards,

 

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Darktooth

Really nice work! Also, neat one of a kind jewelry!

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taylorcustom

Thanks for the suggestions! It's tough to find formations that will be popular, but that don't overlap too much with my existing pieces.

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JohnBrian

Cool jewelry! 

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Arizona Chris

Thats awesome!  My wifes birthday is in October, How do I get one?

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taylorcustom
41 minutes ago, Arizona Chris said:

Thats awesome!  My wifes birthday is in October, How do I get one?

Thanks! I just added a signature file that has my websites.

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LordTrilobite

This is just really nice!

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Wrangellian

I believe I saw this on the auction site...?

I know you probably did it off the cuff but you need to check some of your spellings.

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Hapchazzard

Very cool! Here are my suggestions(those not mentioned yet):

 

Cambrian: Sirius passet

Ordovician: Soom shale, Cincinnati series

Silurian: Much Wenlock limestone, any major Gutnish reef

Devonian: Hunsruck slate, Rhynie chert

Permian: Guadalupe reef complex

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Daleksec

Yorktown formation (Pliocene)

Calvert formation (Miocene)

 

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taylorcustom
On 7/7/2017 at 1:51 AM, Wrangellian said:

I believe I saw this on the auction site...?

I know you probably did it off the cuff but you need to check some of your spellings.

Thanks for letting me know! I have corrected all of the misspellings (I hope).

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taylorcustom

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions! I have decided that my next piece is going to represent the Hell Creek formation... my main reasons for choosing this are that I want at least one of my fossil-lockets to contain dinosaurs, and that I like the idea of Gold-plating the layer which represents the K-Pg boundary. Below is an image which represents my current layout (this will open up like a book of pages as with the piece depicted at the top of this thread).

 

The progression from layer 4 (oldest) to layer 1 (newest) shows the change in fauna due to the passage of time and due to the climate becoming drier and more temperate (because of falling sea-level and the northward drift of North America). I hope my description of the piece makes sense. I welcome anyone's input on possible improvements to this layout (i.e. which species to represent).

hell creek fossil-locket layout-02

Thanks  for taking a look!

 

 

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LordTrilobite

That looks like a really cool plan. The one thing I'd change is the Pterosaur. you say you want to add an Azhdarchid, but the one pictured looks more like Rhamphorhynchus. Azhdarchids have no teeth and their heads are huge. Maybe just having the skull of Quetzalcoatlus might be better.

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taylorcustom
7 hours ago, LordTrilobite said:

That looks like a really cool plan. The one thing I'd change is the Pterosaur. you say you want to add an Azhdarchid, but the one pictured looks more like Rhamphorhynchus. Azhdarchids have no teeth and their heads are huge. Maybe just having the skull of Quetzalcoatlus might be better.

Thanks! I changed the Pterosaur to Quetzalcoatlus as you suggested. I'm glad I posted here for advice! 

I always have to be a bit loose with the scale of the fossils, but I try to keep the relative scales right (at least within a given layer). 

I also changed the palm on the upper half of layer 3 to a cycad.

Thanks again!

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LordTrilobite

Nice!

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Bobby Rico

Fantastic love it. Nice idea.

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taylorcustom

Thanks to everyone for their help and encouragement! The keychain is not yet in production, but here are photos of a piece assembled from the master-models.

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LordTrilobite

Lovely!

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