Finished Across the Universe Guitar today

silvamaeSeptember 27, 2010

This one has been on the back burner for awhile, but after I figured out how to install the tuners (glass beads) and since I was working on the Conquistador guitar (dichroic stringers and black grout), I went ahead and worked on this one at the same time.

Here is a link that might be useful: Silva's blog

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texaswild

OHMYGOODNESS, SILVA!!!! This one is my favorite. Looks soooooo sexy. The black rocks are so shiny - what did you use to seal it? This one is simply GORGEOUS!!!!! Absolutely LOVE it.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 4:38PM
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silvamae

Oooh thank you SLOW! I sealed it with regular grout sealer but then I varnished it with Liquitex glossy varnish.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 4:57PM
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nanatricia

I love love this one .Great job !!!

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 10:00PM
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jenel

That is absolutely beautiful! I love your color choices. It's very subtle. I think my favorite bit is the full necklace.So eye catching and lovely.

    Bookmark   September 27, 2010 at 10:20PM
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oldcrafty

SOOOOOOOOOOOO Sexy looking in the striking black> I had to just sit and stare at it...it is so beautiful!!! How on earth do you grout around the jewelry findings?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 12:22PM
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silvamae

Thanks, you all! oldcrafty, it isn't easy, grouting around all that stuff. All different levels. I just keep working at it, using various techniques. I use sponges, then fingers, then a cotton cloth, toothpicks, and sometimes even a little makeup brush. Finicky work.

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 2:00PM
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texaswild

Yeah, I've also come back for second and third looks. SILVA - you really did a number on this one. It is so over the top gorgeous I can't quit looking at it. I LOVE the glossy look too. Re tools - a toothbrush and sometimes a metal brush helps. I seem to always create grouting nightmares too. Do you have a buyer for this one?

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 4:44PM
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silvamae

SLOW, I wanted to sell it but my daughter wants it, so maybe the next one ...

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 5:11PM
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kraftkrazy

i love love love this one,,,, it is my favorite too!!! i was just listening to the across the universe soundtrac,, that is one of my favorite songs..you keep getting gooder and gooder

    Bookmark   September 28, 2010 at 9:08PM
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calinromania

just.... beautiful!
i have to go to flea (spelling?) markets and find a guitar or at least... a violin
LOL

    Bookmark   September 30, 2010 at 2:16AM
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moosaics_cher

That is a beautiful piece of artwork! Bravo!!

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 8:58PM
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silvamae

Thank you for your kind words.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2010 at 10:45PM
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