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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

March 29, 2010
10:06 AM

Post #7664367

I spent three years learning this skill ,a few hundred dollars on tools,and a lot of footwork gathering the stone.Every piece I make I learn something new.Latest piece here I had on display at the 2010 Med Evil Fair in Norman,Oklahoma.Lots of response but still no buyers.

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blkraven2
Wells, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2010
10:53 AM

Post #7664440

its beautiful...Id take it in a heartbeat...
I do high end basketry (75.00 to 850.00). It takes a lot of time and effort and just the right buyer for stuff like what we do. they have to think long and hard about letting go of the cash now a days.Im sure youve had your share of Bebacks as they are called.. "I love it and Ill be back to get it "what they say...lol.
I started out with small art shows and it took me 5 yrs to finally find the ones that my artwork sold at ..Many a weekend I sat and sold nothing but I met people who in turned showed me better shows and gave me contacts to help me along .. I also made a ton of friendships that I cherish...so dont give up it ...will happen if you keep striving for it...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2010
2:44 PM

Post #7664938

WOW Great looking Table!!!!!
I don't what your asking for a piece like that but maybe a Home Show how would be a better show then a craft show. what is the weight on a table like that
The internet has really changed the way people buy now have you tried to list somewhere.

OH Yes the BEBACKS ... I have always said if I just had a nickle for ever BEBACK I would be Rich ..
I have been doing shows for almost 30 years .. Still to this day I have a booth at a fleamarket Guess its in my blood .

blkraven2
Wells, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 29, 2010
2:57 PM

Post #7664971

there are craft show filled with what I call lovings hands work imports and resale stuff... then there are fine art and crafts show.. which is what he should be in.. check out sunshine artist magizine for some good info on shows and ways ro promote your work..
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 10, 2010
9:04 PM

Post #7877591

Piece revised

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missingrosie
Hillsborough, NC

June 10, 2010
9:13 PM

Post #7877607

wow
my son in law runs a quarry with his step dad - I will show him this. Not sure what sort of rock he pulls out of it.

We have some high end galleries in NC that would love to show that piece. Asheville, Boone, Blowing Rock and even in creedmoor at Cedar Creek Gallery.
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 10, 2010
9:18 PM

Post #7877614

rixxroxx clocks,first one of many for sale .stay tuned for many more delights.

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 10, 2010
9:34 PM

Post #7877660

Another

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 11, 2010
8:41 PM

Post #7880471

As of June 11,2010 here are a few pieces that I have been working on here lately

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 11, 2010
9:13 PM

Post #7880593

These are a few of my one of a kind Rock clocks.I can't stop making them.They are so pretty/

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 11, 2010
9:16 PM

Post #7880607

here are the three I just finished

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 11, 2010
9:20 PM

Post #7880634

ubba tube verdi peacock .It has a swinging pendulum $120.00

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 12, 2010
5:50 AM

Post #7881185

Taking them out for a walk

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 14, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #7887878

I finished this corner table complete with Rain Forest Green Mable and a verticle rope design on the breath taking base!

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slvrmoongirl
Portsmouth, OH

June 14, 2010
3:09 PM

Post #7888479

You are exceptionally talented!!!!!! I love your work. God has definitely blessed you.
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 15, 2010
8:48 PM

Post #7892339

me at afternoon,tuesday.

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

June 22, 2010
12:11 PM

Post #7910638

Just like starting over.

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ButterflyChaser
Northeast, AR
(Zone 7a)

June 30, 2010
9:20 AM

Post #7932953

Wow, I love those tables and clocks! What talent! You're amazing!
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 4, 2010
7:52 AM

Post #7942340

Magnifico Gold with craftsmanship.

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

September 8, 2010
9:15 AM

Post #8087105

Stone face clocks

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

October 1, 2010
11:53 AM

Post #8131811

building a living room set

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

October 4, 2010
9:46 AM

Post #8136645

Trying to put some pics up,somehow I deleted what I had and now it wont take any pics I post.

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

May 26, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8588861

A little Time,tools ,and experience, opens new doors

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2011
4:07 PM

Post #8597663

Love the edge detail.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2011
6:17 PM

Post #8597946

Great work... do you have any craftsmen or art galleries by you? I would think that some would be willing to consign a table and clock for display. You paycommision, but you can incorporate that into your price.

Know the 'BeBacks' well here too. We make mirrors, clocks, hanging vases and hanging tealights out of vintage silverplate, glassware, tins, tea pots, etc. We're on a couple of year hiatus right now due to the economy and more and more buy-and-sells in the shows we do. One more 'artist' with those ever rare metal wind spinners... The artist quality had gone down in the last couple of years, so we've taken a break till the economy gets going again. The upside is that I took a class on how to use a sewing machine and another on quilting... now 25 quilts later...

sunkissed

sunkissed
Winter Springs, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 31, 2011
5:48 AM

Post #8598734

Wow very nice work...thanks for sharing the photos. I like the rock clocks. My husband laughs at me when we take a trip up to the mountains...I always bring home rocks I find and put them in my garden. Rocks are scarce in Florida.
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 15, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8693952

Going contemporary,first of a three piece living room set ,Plus a clock .The long slab was broken and I am designing this set from broken pieces

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 18, 2011
4:33 PM

Post #8700394

I ♥ stonework!
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 18, 2011
5:59 PM

Post #8700588

Cut out this clock with some new edging tools,no tolerance cutter and The Hollywood Bevel Profile ,The stone is Golden Musk 2cm with a big beautiful flaw of Nature which is quartz.I.m trying to put this in a art show or two before I sell it.

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2011
12:27 AM

Post #8701066

I am a sucker for clocks and I love stone, so I really like that! Have you thought about taking the clock face off and just using the hands? The stone is so beautiful that the face seems to take away from it. = Just my opinion, but I love the stone!
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 19, 2011
1:34 AM

Post #8701077

yes I have but the whole there is from a 1 " hole for a water faulset,I did use lacquer thinner to take off the shiny fake gold plate and put a flat gold color on it.You have a point,I need to look at higher end clock faces instead of buying cheap ones from HoBby Lobby,That is like a ten dollar clock mechanize on a sixty dollar piece of Very rare stone.But you see the more I spend on materials the more the cost goes,As for the tops of the tables I may just sell them and let the new owners take care of the bottoms.I am eying a bronze casting place herein this town but the prices are astronomical ,making the set itself beyond several thousand,but it would take your breath away.

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 19, 2011
5:19 AM

Post #8701210

My Cousins made clocks with beautiful inlays of different woods and to keep the eye on the wood, they just used the hands and in the place of the clockface on the stem, they just put some extra washers so that it would all fit together tightly. They bought the clock mechanisms in hundred lots and only paid a dollar or two each, so they were super-cheap plastic ones and not high-end at all. Like you, they repainted the hands with a flat finish.

Those tabletops are beautiful.
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 19, 2011
11:09 AM

Post #8701839

I thank thank my peers.I appreciate the feed back,Juneybug,I enjoy talking with you .When I get back to my home PC I'll send some more pics of a cool clock that has rings in the stone
wannadanc
Olympia, WA

July 20, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8703994

The lovely work is reminding me of a trip to Australia - where we visited a marble quarry in the Outback. We were told that whatever we wanted to take from the slag pile was ours to have!!!! Oh Lord - luggage limits and all!!!!!! I have tiny hand held pieces and memories of what "could have been".
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 21, 2011
4:27 AM

Post #8705513

Finished up the third table of the set,I am making nick- knacks out of all scraps I can find of this months stone which is Golden Hurricane Granite.already made a clock ,and finally some sort of sculpture.The whole set flows.I am very proud of this .I must figure out some legs for it.

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JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2011
5:10 PM

Post #8707117

I am thinking of one of the threads here where someone used a cast-iron base from an old singer sewing machine - but I love frilly metal☺
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

July 21, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8707122

I am thinking of one of the threads here where someone used a cast-iron base from an old singer sewing machine - but I love frilly metal☺ Maybe you could find something in an architectural salvage store.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 21, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8707150

Love the old sewing machine base idea, as I have 2 tables made that way.
LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 21, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8707164

Have you thought about showing at Warrenton-Roundrock Antiques Show. You would be on your way to riches. Google it as the next show will be about Oct. 29-till...I don't know. It is not only the best place in Texas but maybe in the USA.
You've got it, now find a place to make it pay.
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

July 27, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8719448

This odd looking piece of scrap from a broken corner of a quarter slab of Hurricane Gold Granite

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romcfi
Bushnell, FL

August 15, 2011
2:41 PM

Post #8758038

Rixxrox wrote:Piece revised


I think it is beautiful work but am not crazy about the pieces that look like fangs.
hellnzn11
Rosamond, CA
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2011
10:12 PM

Post #8765761

Well nothing trash about this, so I suggest you move to a different forum. lol It is just beautiful
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

October 10, 2011
9:56 AM

Post #8843488

hurricane gold,using a Hollywood Bevel

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LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 10, 2011
3:47 PM

Post #8843919

Beautiful.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

October 11, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8844760

Ditto!
Rixxrox
Norman, OK

December 18, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8934273

Coffee table

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

December 18, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8934274

Pretty to be a base to a coffee table.

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

December 18, 2011
9:16 AM

Post #8934280

To be a Base to a evening table

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Rixxrox
Norman, OK

September 4, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #9264607

I'm still after it,but slowed down due to the heat.

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Jan23
Salem Cnty, NJ
(Zone 7b)

September 4, 2012
11:46 AM

Post #9264680

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