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Stefan
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Hello!

My name is Stefan, and I make bismuth crystals. I do it mainly because I love the whole semi-scientific process of it. I also enjoy it because it helps keep my mind off of the current day's worries.

I sell some of my work from my Etsy store here:
www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…
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I've been having a bit of a rough road lately.  My bismuth crystal business (if you want to call it that) is on the cusp.  Because of some medical issues, I won't be able to make any new crystals for 3 to 6 months.  I still have some in backlog that can be listed, but they will run out quickly.  I really need to start selling the stuff that is in my store now so that my wife and I can stay afloat.  I will consider any offers, since I don't really have much choice. 

Hopefully I will be able to recover to the point where I can start making them again.  Creating things that others think are beautiful is one of the few things that make me happy. 

Thanks to anyone and everyone that helps.

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Bismuth Crystal #6640-7 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #6640-7

44 grams (1.56oz)

Approximate dimensions: 1 1/2” X 1 1/4” X 1 3/8”

If you are interested in purchasing a crystal or two, you can visit my Etsy store here: www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…

All of the bismuth crystals here and in my store are made by yours truly.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile. Please handle with care.

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Bismuth Crystal #6640-6 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #6640-6

44 grams (1.56oz)

Approximate dimensions: 1 1/2” X 1 1/4” X 1 3/8”

If you are interested in purchasing a crystal or two, you can visit my Etsy store here: www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…

All of the bismuth crystals here and in my store are made by yours truly.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile. Please handle with care.

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Bismuth Crystal #6640-5 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #6640-5

44 grams (1.56oz)

Approximate dimensions: 1 1/2” X 1 1/4” X 1 3/8”

If you are interested in purchasing a crystal or two, you can visit my Etsy store here: www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…

All of the bismuth crystals here and in my store are made by yours truly.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile. Please handle with care.

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Bismuth Crystal #6640-4 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #6640-4

44 grams (1.56oz)

Approximate dimensions: 1 1/2” X 1 1/4” X 1 3/8”

If you are interested in purchasing a crystal or two, you can visit my Etsy store here: www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…

All of the bismuth crystals here and in my store are made by yours truly.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile. Please handle with care.

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Bismuth Crystal #6640-3 by BeeblebroxZ
Bismuth Crystal #6640-3

44 grams (1.56oz)

Approximate dimensions: 1 1/2” X 1 1/4” X 1 3/8”

If you are interested in purchasing a crystal or two, you can visit my Etsy store here: www.etsy.com/shop/BismuthAndBe…

All of the bismuth crystals here and in my store are made by yours truly.

Bismuth is element #83 on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is known as a post-transition metal. It has a relatively low melting-point of about 520 degrees F, which makes it easy to work with. Bismuth crystals form when the metal begins to cool from a molten state. The iridescent colors that bismuth crystals are usually known for are the result of an oxide tarnish.

Although it is relatively easy to make bismuth crystals, making high-quality crystals is a bit more difficult. First, you'll need several pounds of bismuth (99.99% pure). Second, a heating process. You can use a lab-quality heating plate, but you can also achieve the same results on a kitchen stove. Third is the extraction method. How you extract the crystals from the molten metal directly affects the types of crystals you create. Lastly, the cooling method. How quickly or slowly the crystal cools determines its colors.

Bismuth crystals are fragile. Please handle with care.

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:iconpr0teusunbound:
Pr0teusUnbound Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch!
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome.  

I'm still enjoying your gallery.  We have similar interests, at least "science-wise".  I've always, since a child, been interested in fossils, reptiles, microbiology (anything involving a microscope actually), astronomy, etc... I even grow crystals for a living now and sell them on Etsy.  Nice to know I'm not the only science nerd on DA.  
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Pr0teusUnbound Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
why thank you! i didnt think we were such a rare breed.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, not that rare.  But not all that common, either.
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landobaldur Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
greetings from one creative mind to another
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hello.  You've an interesting artistic style.  
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landobaldur Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
thanks
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Placi1 Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Thank you for the watch!!
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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Freude-Le-Depressif Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never see a bismuth crystal maker before !
I've looked your gallery, and I really liked :).
(And you listen to Pink Floyd : you're somebody good !)
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