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Votive Offering by Velvet--Glove Votive Offering by Velvet--Glove
A votive offering is an object (often a high status artifact) left in a sacred place for ritual purposes. Such items are a feature of modern and ancient societies and are generally made in order to gain favor with supernatural forces. Votive offerings have been described in historical Roman era and Greek sources, although similar acts continue into the present day, for example the modern day practice of tossing coins into a wishing well or fountain.

:pointr: Crafted in Ultra Fractal 5.04 using 35 layers. Full size view recommended, if you want to see the finer details.

:pointr: Images imported into Ultra Fractal for creative purposes come from my own resources. As some of these are not fractal in nature DA's Fractal Manipulations gallery seems the most suitable place for this.

:pointr: More of my Fractal Jewel series can be seen in my gallery here: Link
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Thank you so much for the feature, Alice! :aww: :heart:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very lovely work!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I'm glad you think so, thanks! :heart:
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:iconfraterchaos:
fraterchaos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
always most welcome :)
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:iconmiera42:
Miera42 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Looks like items from a game I love! :D it's amazing, seems like you should be able to have this as a brooch to a cloak, or a belt buckle of sorts~ :D

Game's called Dream Chronicles....
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Many people have wished my fractal jewels were real... and I agree that some of them would look fabulous as brooches or other items. :love:

Thanks for sharing your impressions and for the :+fav:s today, I'm happy you enjoyed my work! :heart:
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:iconmiera42:
Miera42 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Play the game, you'll see what I mean. Number two, more specifically than number one...of Dream Chronicles, I mean ^^;

And not a problem~! I'm a bit of a favewhore -~-;; I set out like ten+ tabs of amazing art to drool and cry over (cuz I'm nowhere near that good) and just fave them all XD

And I'm glad you're glad I'm glad with your work! d: lol. It IS some really awesome stuff...keep it up! :thumbsup: Glad I helped make your day just that much little extra bit brighter...if that made ANY grammatical sense, which I doubt XD
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
very delicate!!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Thanks very much. :aww: :rose:
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RoseCS Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:iconyoureverywelcome:
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:iconcelestialmemories:
CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
I'm glad you think so, thank you. :aww: :rose:
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:iconheavenriver:
heavenriver Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here: [link]
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Chazagirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeously elegant and beautiful!! :iconredroseplz:
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
Thank you so much for the kind words and :+fav:, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it! :D :rose:
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, you've stunned me. :O_o:
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Good! :D

Thanks for adding this to your faves. :aww: :heart:
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KburnsF Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you ever considered putting these on a deck of cards? o.o
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
No, I haven't.
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:iconkburnsf:
KburnsF Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^_^ You should. It would look amazing. : )
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This amazing work was featured here: [link]
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Thank you so much for the comment and :+fav:, I'm pleased you enjoyed it! :D :rose:
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:iconzokiart555:
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! :clap: :rose: :bow: :)
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Thank you so much for the comment and :+fav:, I'm pleased you enjoyed it! :D :rose:
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:iconzokiart555:
ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
My pleasure completely! And great, welcome for you!!! :rose: :nod: :wave: :bow: ;) :D
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Wonderful gold, gems and colours. Thanks for offering an explanation for this elegant title. Hope that this offering brings you what you need! :D
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Thanks for your comment, dear. :hug:

Rats. I don't think my "offering" worked... would you believe I have just returned from an attempted week's holiday in the south of England - we had to abandon our accomodation on the 3rd day because of non-stop rain and flooding. A total washout. I don't think the gods like me! :laughing:
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
You were definitively unlucky for this. Maybe the offering will work for something else that is yet to come. :D
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Ha ha, yes, I hope so! :D I've had a run of misfortune over the last 10 days so I could do with something good coming along. :pray:
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Valhallia Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Absolutely stunning....I keep coming back to look at it again. The colours you have used remind me of the ocean - like some stunning jewel or artefact fit for Neptune himself!
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thanks for the lovely comment! I had a watery theme in mind with this, namely to give the impression of a stream or river into which the artifact would be ritually thrown... but an ocean and ancient deity works for me too! :D

Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm happy you find this so interesting. :heart:
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Kariedaway Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So, so beautiful. My eyes can't stop soaking it in!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you. :aww:
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ShellyBrown Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love your jewels. Every one of them is a treat for the eyes!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
That's very kind of you to say so, thank you. :aww:
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Fangthorn Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
when it takes your computer a minute to load the normal size picture when you normally don't have problems with loading stuff, it shows that there definitely is alot of detail in this gorgeous picture. It almost looks like a very heavy necklace piece. You did a great job. It is a work of art.
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Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Thanks. I'm glad you took the trouble to take a closer look - most of my work has lots of fine detail and textures that cannot be fully appreciated at less than full size. I'm glad you liked what you saw, anyway! :aww:
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Fangthorn Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am glad to have taken the time. What you have done here is skillful. And so many people wouldn't have taken the time... tsk tsk to them. :)
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Gelani66 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
wow, it's amaizing. i like your style x]
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you. :aww:
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deep-blue010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
wow!!
It's magical, surreal, beautiful!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you very much! :D :rose:
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deep-blue010 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
you're welcome!=)
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roxanne608 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beuatiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconvelvet--glove:
Velvet--Glove Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Thank you so much for the comment and :+fav:, I'm pleased you enjoyed it! :D :rose:
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:iconroxanne608:
roxanne608 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah it's really cool! Um... do you mind giving me one point?
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sackofsquan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!can i have some points plz? link below!
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MagzWLBR Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Marbles carved from the sea. Very pretty. :)
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