Acrylic Snowflakes

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acrylic

#1

Part of my Christmas gift to my mom this year is acrylic snowflakes. Ornaments perhaps?


#2

Very nice work! Acrylic snowflakes do reflect nicely with Christmas tree lights.


#3

Those look like real flakes! :grinning:


#4

They do! Especially against that grey sky.


#5

you dropped a sentence in another thread and yesterday these were born:

Very clever… I expect we’ll see more next year.


#6

Nice! :sunglasses:


#7

I have been making these as earrings and pendents. I have used “Bentley snowflakes” from the Dover catalog. There are lots of snowflake pictures online. I have a Pintrest board full of them.


#8

I used Bentley photos for a number of mine as well!


#9

This guy does amazing photos of snowflakes, has a Google+ collection called ‘Snowflake a Day’ where he also explains the structure and reasons for it. His high resolution pictures are the best I have seen. Zoom in to an amazing depth.
He is also the author of “Sky Crystals”, an entire book of his work.


#10

Ah those are beautiful!


#11


Snowflakes so far!


#12

Thank you!
I have a thing for edge lit acrylic and with their radial symmetry, snowflakes do well with a center hole to sleeve the small bulbs they embellish the tree nicely. The hole needs to be snug, and having a tool that graduates in thousandths is very handy!

I have also enjoyed flooding select areas with a solvent to ‘polish’ the engraving. I love the experimenting as much as the finished product!


#13

These are just lovely. Now that I’m a mom, I imagine these being a wonderful winter teaching/science tool as well.


#14

What solvent are you using? I might want to try that.