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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 8 May 2016

Cameos

Whilst in Naples we saw this craftsman carving cameos from pieces of shell.

The shell is perfect  as the inside is a different colour to the outside so the outer surface is removed to reveal an image on a contrasting background.










16 comments:

  1. Hello, he is a very talented craftsman. Beautiful cameos! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

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  2. So that is how cameos are made. I had no idea.

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  3. wow, those are beautiful!

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  4. at his type of tLent is amazing.

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  5. When I use this ipad I should proofread. That word was supposed to be talent.

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  6. I really did not know how cameos were made. How interesting to watch this talented craftsman/artist at work.

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  7. WOW! This fascinating to view ~ thanks for the great photos of the craftsman at work in Naples ~ I love cameos and glad to see they can be made from something other than ivory ~

    Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

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  8. A cameo is such a classic piece of accessory.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  9. That's a great art and they are beautiful !

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  10. Wow, that is neat. What an opportunity.

    Lisa @ Life Thur the Lens (www.lisakerner-slp.com)

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  11. I am speechless! What a beautiful craft Marie xx

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  12. I didn't realize cameos were still being created by hand. Interesting to see how it's done. I was given an antique one as a confirmation gift but it just sits in my jewelry box these days as I don't dress up to wear it anymore.

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