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    DARK SOULS HANDCRAFTED COLLECTIBLE METALWORK AND JEWELERY!!!!

    Post by Ahhotep1 on Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:59 pm

    Hello, Everyone!

    For those of you who may not know we have a sister site created by our webmaster FexDS called FextraLife.
     There you can read and write articles on any subject that interests you. Blog and even create your own personal sub-forums. There are many awesome articles on many subjects already published by our own forum members. See my sig below for additional links.

    Also, FextraLife will be offering in the very near future Handcrafted Ds and DS2 Collectible Metalwork and Jewelery for sell.

    I will be the one making the stuff. I am a silversmith with the experience to pull this off.  big grin

    Which brings me to the point of this post.

    Fex and I have already tossed around item ideas and as a result I have some solid ideas on a handful of items. I am currently working on those designs.

    But, I thought it would be cool to hear from you all  and see what you would like to see for sell as well.

    Just to let you know what am working on already...

    I will be making Ds and DS2 themed Dog-Tags, "The Pendant" necklace, several types of belt buckles both pro-rodeo style and some that are more Ds/DS2 overall in shape as well as in the decorative artwork on top.

    I will also be making weapon (swords at this time) miniatures with freestanding displays. Both for single weapon and muti-weapon display. The muti-weapon displays can be used to collect weapons over time via individual purchase of single miniature weapons or with all weapons in place right from the start.

    I am also working on a special sword display that will simulate the Ds bonfire with a removable miniature sword and yes, a simulated fire!! That last part has proved to be a slight technical challenge. Because I promise you it won't look cheaply made.

    Now, that is what I am working on currently. But this is what I'd like from you...

    If anyone has an idea on something that they would like to see offered. Please, do not hesitate to post your thoughts and ideas here. That is what this thread is all about...to hear from our forum members.

    Also, we are working on the possibility of doing custom orders. But that aspect is still in the planning stage. However, do keep this in mind and let us know what you think.

    Thanks!

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    Post by Castielle on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:02 am

    Well the Pendant necklace idea is certainly interesting. I would have never thought of that. The thing I'm most interested in is the sword and bonfire combo. Something that would fit on my desk or coffee table and would cost roughly somewhere in the 100$ range. I think the sword replicas could be very cool too. Think I'd have to wait and see one before I decide on one of those however.

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    Post by GrinTwist on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:27 am

    Awesome! As far as ideas go maybe keychains that you could use for custom weapons in the game?

    I can't think of much right now to be honest but it's awesome to hear that something like this is happening!


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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:31 am

    Your right Cas...never purchase sight unseen! The details of this addition to the FextraLife Shop are still being put together. But there will be pics, for sure.

    We are aiming for a $15 to $100 price range to appeal to all budgets. big grin




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    Post by Ferrous Mathias on Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:49 am

    Sounds awesome! Definitely keeping an eye on this.


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    Post by Yarxov on Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:45 am

    What about replicating Rings from the games?


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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:46 am

    GrinTwist wrote:Awesome! As far as ideas go maybe keychains that you could use for custom weapons in the game?

    I can't think of much right now to be honest but it's awesome to hear that something like this is happening!
    *facepalm* How could I forget key chains. Excellent Grin! Added to my design list. big grin

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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:52 am

    Yarxov wrote:What about replicating Rings from the games?
    Rings are quite doable and an excellent idea, Yarxov.
    I will be starting off with an initial bulk inventory which I will build once the design stage is complete. I'll see if I can work up a couple rings (several average sizes) to wet your appetite. big grin

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    Post by IHateTheFourKings on Sat Nov 02, 2013 1:38 pm

    Ring replicas would be really cool. Too bad they won't have the effects they have in the game. Oh well, one can dream. I'd love to have the wolf ring and the ring of steel protection and just shrug off speeding cars, but oh well sad


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    Post by Acarnatia on Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:50 pm

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    Silver Pendant
    Divine Blessing
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    Post by RANT on Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:00 pm

    You better make a greataxe and a demon great machete.


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    Post by Yarxov on Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:03 pm

    Capra Demon
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    Artorias & Ciaran
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    Artorias's Grave

    Catalysts

    Many things in game are very photogenic or desirable as a statue haha. The Capra Demons casual walk just looks amazingly cool.


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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:07 pm

    I'm lov'in the ideas so far...keep'm coming. winking

    @ Rant: Will do, my friend. Now, I must think of an awesomely appropriate display. big grin

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    Post by Yarxov on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:24 pm

    Artorias' Sword in the ground (with or without tombstone, both would be awesome)

    The Amulet that deflect Dark Magic (I can't recall the name..Dark Amulet?)

    I'll have to look at the rings in DeS, I remember there being a few I liked.


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    Post by RANT on Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:08 am

    If you do end up making the rings, what materials are you gonna use? Cause judging by their size their gonna be some seriously expensive rings if you make them with gold or something more expensive.


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    Post by PyroElleh on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:37 pm

    Oh my gosh! I am loving this! I really, really have a love for jewelry. Do want.

    Some of these are repeats, but consider them another favorable vote:
    -Rings! Especially Old Witch's Ring, and the four Knights of Gwyn rings.
    -A small Soapstone pendent and/or charm
    -The Silver Pendent
    -Any of the shields as pendants or key chains. Especially the Crest Shield, Grass Crest Shield, Dragon Shield. Effigy and Sanctus would also be very pretty.
    -A Sunlight Medal!!!! Either as just a coin to display, or as a pretty pretty pendant.
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    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:55 pm

    Wow, I missed this? Can't wait to see when the final products are on offer! cheers

    EDIT: Oh, and make swords that you can buff. Like little mail openers that you can click a button or shake and voila! - Great Magic Weapon on that bad boy.

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    Post by Serious_Much on Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:04 pm

    I think people would love it if you could do a miniature of a guy doing "Well what is it"


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    Post by skarekrow13 on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:37 pm

    Silversmith eh?

    Garl Vinland seems like a natural choice. Sorry, couldn't resist.

    But I'm definitely excited to see the results. Rings and key chains seem like the best ideas to start with but weapon miniatures sound bad***

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    Post by Sneezer on Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:52 pm

    It seems like a pretty cool thing to be able to say to someone "I'm a silversmith."

    I'd possibly buy something, if I like the designs.


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    Post by Yarxov on Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:20 am

    You could make the soapstones out of actual gems. Likely quartz since it is cheap but still angular like that, the problem would be finding a piece the right color consistency. But maybe other stones would be more suited for it. I think it would be odd having a stone made of metal.


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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:13 am

    WOW! Really good feed back so far everyone! big grin

    I am taking note of every ones suggestions and will modify the initial start off inventory a bit to accommodate some suggestions. Not all things can be done at one time and some things might well fall into to realm of custom orders.

    Thanks everyone! Keep up the suggestions. Pass the word around and get people to check out FextraLife and join. big grin


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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:41 pm

    PyroElleh wrote:Oh my gosh!  I am loving this!   I really, really have a love for jewelry.  Do want.

    Some of these are repeats, but consider them another favorable vote:
    -Rings!  Especially Old Witch's Ring, and the four Knights of Gwyn rings.
    -A small Soapstone pendent and/or charm
    -The Silver Pendent
    -Any of the shields as pendants or key chains.  Especially the Crest Shield, Grass Crest Shield, Dragon Shield.  Effigy and Sanctus would also be very pretty.
    -A Sunlight Medal!!!! Either as just a coin to display, or as a pretty pretty pendant.
    I wanted to comment on your post last night but I was in a rush. I'm home now and on holiday...my last week for this fiscal year! big grin

    Your excitement over this struck me in such a way as to really rev me up with even more encouragement ...honest. I have done some big custom orders...pro rodeo buckles for rodeos and other organizations but they have been relatively static.

    Which means I design the buckles, bracelets, prize rodeo hat bands (for rodeo cowgirls and kinda like a tiara that goes on their cowboy hat), and some other stuff...they say they like and give the go ahead on the design...and I'm left alone for 6 to 8 weeks while I create them.

    This project will be much more dymanic. It's a new and different venue for me to work through. So I am also very excited and (I am not afraid to be honest) a bit nervous.

    I hope you and everyone else will be pleased with the first inventory I ship to FextraLife. Just remember it is only the beginning. Additional items will be added with each shipment. And I really hope (as does Fex) that FextraLife will be able to take personal custom orders as well.

    Just wanted you to know, PyroElleh. And I am very thankful that others have shown excitement over this project as well.

    Keep the ideas coming in...even if it is something very personal that would require custom work. I am tracking all ideas! big grin



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    Post by PyroElleh on Mon Nov 04, 2013 4:15 pm

    Awww.... warm-fuzzies. I am very glad to hear our enthusiasm is an encouragement for you. ^_^

    What a cool profession! It must be an amazing feeling to see your work being awarded as top-prize. And the processes of metalworking fascinate me. There is something significant about the "solid", "everlasting" feeling of metal.... something that makes it more meaningful than plastic or plaster. I don't sculpt often, but I have a dream of someday having a piece cast in bronze. It just feels very....legit - for lack of a better word. lol

    I will be eager to see your creations, whatever they may be. I hope you choose whatever appeals to you, the artist.
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    Post by Ahhotep1 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:51 pm

    PyroElleh wrote:Awww.... warm-fuzzies.  I am very glad to hear our enthusiasm is an encouragement for you. ^_^

    What a cool profession!  It must be an amazing feeling to see your work being awarded as top-prize. And the processes of metalworking fascinate me.  There is something significant about the "solid", "everlasting" feeling of metal.... something that makes it more meaningful than plastic or plaster.  I don't sculpt often, but I have a dream of someday having a piece cast in bronze.  It just feels very....legit - for lack of a better word. lol

    I will be eager to see your creations, whatever they may be.  I hope you choose whatever appeals to you, the artist.
    Thanks! big grin

    A sculptor! Nice! I really hope your dream comes true.
    About the "for lack of a better word"...I know what you mean.


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