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4840-2908 by BeeblebroxZ 4840-2908 by BeeblebroxZ
THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR THE DD!

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One of my bismuth crystal creations.
I make each one myself.

You can visit my eBay store here:
stores.ebay.com/Bismuth-and-Be…
For weight and dimensions, please visit my store.  Those specifics are in each crystal listing's description.

I ship domestic and international.

These images CANNOT BE USED FOR ANY REASON WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.  
Just ask first, and we can go from there.

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.
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Given 2014-02-04
4840-2908 by BeeblebroxZ ( Featured by Brookette )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)
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kaikogf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful Art!
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thank You!
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jamberry-song Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's amazing that you actually create the rocks! They are absolutely beautiful!
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:iconbeeblebroxz:
BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Thank you.  It would be truly cool if I could create rocks, but I get the idea. 
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jamberry-song Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mineral, sorry. =p
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow, just EFING WOW! Thank You and congrats on the DD.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
THANK YOU!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! Very good composition! I love this style! Congratulations! :-)
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Volchonokilli Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

Looks awesome :o

I should definitely buy some of them when I'll get my own apartment.

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MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
These would be so cool on my shelf! Unfortunately I don't have the spare funds at the moment, or else I would get one of these beautiful pieces. :)
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Oh I love bismuth! Great crystal here! :D
I'm assuming you fused the structure to the base after it crystallized?
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you!

I used a previously solidified bismuth disk as a seed.  Soooo...Yes-ish!  

I'll dip the disk in when the crystal is forming on the surface, and then say "abracadabra".

A wonderful piece will fail to pop out, and I'll have to start all over.  10, 20 times every day. 

I actually enjoy doing it. 

Anyway, you got it right.  I start with a pre-formed solid bismuth disk (that I shape myself), and let a "forming" crystal fuse to it. 
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Semi-right then, but I'll take credit for effort. ;)
Again, amazing piece! I'm really enjoying your gallery! :D
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks, and I hope you like it!
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Allexillion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Also! I just noticed your username! :)
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
What, BeeblebroxZ?  Made it up myself...
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Allexillion Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Ah. It seemed in reference to Zaphod Beeblebrox.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
What?  There's another Beeblebrox out there?  Gonna have to buy that hoopy frood a Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. 
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Allexillion Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Yes, and perhaps go for a meal at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
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Allexillion Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Bismuth of one of my absolute favorites things to look to collect! How fantastic that you've done all of this on your DA! 
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Franz32 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you.
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426c61636b776f6c66 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Are these crystals as is, or...  I only ask because I'm kind of curious, and I can't tell if there may have been some machining done to them.  But it is very impressive.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Crystals.
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Keeshaba Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I own one of these fab pieces of art! Best Christmas present EVER.
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Aryiea Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Congratulations on the DD :D
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you
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backup-character Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
astounding, really nice shot!
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
thank you!
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fanfouille Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great piece! Do you use quick prototyping(3d printing) for your craftwork?
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks!  No.
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
It's a crystal.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks OpinionsProfile
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
No problem.
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fanfouille Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But do you get them that shape ? or do you make them that shape ? This is the point I don't understand... Could you explain it to me please?
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
I'm not the guy who did this, but it looks as though they do it naturally as it cools to some degree: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRyPG6…  Although Beeblebrox7 clearly has some techniques to make it more spectacular.
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
You understand that the person that answered you isn't the person you were asking the question of, right? 
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fanfouille Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yes I did
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you!
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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ShiKi-RynN Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful. Makes me think of nanotech starting to build something interesting. :D
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Eqonosp Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My Favorite Element!
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Ofa20 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Bismuth is beautiful. I have a crystal structure like that one (without the base) somewhere around my house as well. Fun stuff.
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :clap:
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thank you!
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TruthisTruth Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome!
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