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Just The Knocker by CatharsisJB Just The Knocker by CatharsisJB
A lot of people know that "Labyrinth" is my favorite movie ever. When *NycterisA gave me a little pack of trinkets that were all held together by this key-ring-type-thing, I decided I was going to find a use for all of the trinkets, including their "boring old ring." I decided to pay homage to "Labyrinth" with a door knocker of my own design. The ring is small, so I turned it into a fridge-sized ornament :)

The dragon head was sculpted from polymer clay, painted, and glazed. The ring is some sort of metal, whooo knowwwws. There is a magnet on the back so you can stick it on your fridge or your annoying brother's computer.

(DON'T PUT IT ON THE COMPUTER YOU JOIK.)

If you haven't seen "Labyrinth" and you enjoy good fun things I think you should do that now. *crosses arms and waits*
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DARK0NA Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice :)
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kehroscene Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Oyy! I would totally buy this. So cute. :D I love the details in this. So small, and so flawless. Great work!
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vmprlvr911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Oooooh, very nice; I wish I could find actual size door knockers that looked that good. On a side note, what's a joik? But back to commenting! I bow your awesomeness. *nodnod*
Labyrinth=Teh love. I first saw it at age six and every time Bowie came on screen I was distracted by his spiffy costumes, make-up, or twirly crystals... And even at that age I kept staring at him thinking, "Those pants must be cutting off circulation somewhere.... Those are the tightest pants I've ever seen..." And embarrassingly enough, "Why's there a bulge down thar?" Anywho back to the piece... It's so shiny! After looking at it my only conclusion is that you are magical. *sagenod*

...
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Remind me of the babe! *starts dancing*
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DarkCakeDunsparce Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
....... OMFG! That is so awsome!
1: Dragons are my love.
2: Labyrinth is the best move of all time.

Dance magic, dance.
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KittySilver Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
"Those are some nice knockers you got there"

XD Couldn't help myself
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:iconkiryoku:
kiryoku Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Student General Artist
Brilliant!
I :heart: Labyrinth :giggle:

I'm totally inspired :D
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muffinpoodle Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wheee, I love that movie! And this is really great, it reminds me a lot of the doorknocker in the movie. I wish I could afford to get this!
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vaia Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My favorite movie too :aww: I love that scene!
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Caneleb Featured By Owner May 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Labyrnth :D
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withlovefromRonni Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
OMG i just recently watched the movie again (first time i was young and it freaked the beegeebees out of me)

i saw the knocker and knew straight away and then you said (in caps) labyrinth
I was like woa freakky after only recently watchin you make a clay knocker...

im just a little spooked

xx
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Scarlet-Winter Featured By Owner May 1, 2008   Photographer
ooooooo It's so cool! I LOVE Labyrinth :nod: I first saw it when I was 7 at a friends place and my younger brother who was 2 at the time was so scared! I bought it a few months ago so I could watch it whenever, it's still just as awesome and even funnier because it's corny :giggle:
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mindsend Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
You know, before I even read the description this reminded me of Labyrinth. <3 such a wonderful homage to it, while still being a unique design.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Thanks so much! I'm glad I caught the "feel" of the door knocker guys correctly :3
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Dizzdizz Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
Oooooo!!!
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rawellivan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
must resist.......can't ...will failin...."you remind me of the babe"
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:iconvornicka:
Vornicka Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
"What babe? ~ The babe with the power. ~ What power? ~ Power of voodoo. ~ Who do? ~ You do! ~ Do what? ~ Remind me of the babe!"

Lord.. XD I'm sorry.. I love that song too much...
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rawellivan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
i was waiting for some one to bite the bait.
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:iconvornicka:
Vornicka Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
*snickers* I'm a sucker for it.. I can't help it.
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rawellivan Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
lol....neither could i...as soon as i saw it...i started singing to myself..
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zarula Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Have seen Labyrinth a year or two ago, loved it. And, it's a fridge knocker now.

I think I have a little ring similar to that in my random-junk-I-might-use-sometime bag.
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psychotic-Dragon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
As always, looks good JB.

While the door knockers weren't my favorite characters (Sir Didymus holds #1 for me) the movie is brilliant and the song "You Remind me of the Babe" is always stuck in my head *may be from repeatedly listening to the "Labyrinth" sound track, but that's only a big maybe XD *
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
That really looks great! :D

Come to think of it, that IS a great ring for that.
You don't see rings like that all the time.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
It seemed like it was just there to hold all of the interesting bits together... I was like, "Oh poor ring! So boring. Let's do something with you!"

... now I want like 50 of them XD
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Digital Artist
I could make ya a mixed 50 out of copper and brass or all of one or the other, with patina, if you'll trade for a little dragon chibi for my partner...No shipping charge. Heck, I'll do 100 if ya like. And I could make the finishes different, brushed, patina, shiny, etc.
(They won't be soldered shut, but that might be a good thing with what you're using them for?)
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Aghhh that sounds like a really great offer - but here is where I act all picky. The ring bit I used in this piece has that pattern on it, it's not a straight ring, but has bumps all around it? Like it's twisted or braided? I wish I could think of the term but I suffered a brain melt sometime in my sleep.

I am of the opinion that if I use a plain ring without the patterning on it, the design of the piece would probably suffer a bit. :( I have some "smooth" ring items that I tried another piece on after this one was a success, and I was not happy with it. Do you know what I mean? It's like the twisting really gave it a kick.

I feel like a jerk turning down your offer because it is extremely generous! And I do appreciate it so much. I just think I need patterned rings :/ *picky jerk*
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Digital Artist
I was planing on making them twisted two-strand rings.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
Aghghhhkkkkkk awesome

OK, right now I _really_ have to concentrate on getting some commissions finished to earn money to fund other projects (may sell some things on ebay too) but when I am settled on those I would like to talk about this more with you!
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LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner May 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Okies, no hurry. His b-day is in October.

*can't help it* I can make them in square, oval or triangle too.....:giggle:
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:iconlinessa:
linessa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I can make you rings like that from copper :) They'll go that colour, or you can polish them to keep them coppery. Lemme know if you're interested :3
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Aw! Unfortunately I won't have moneys for stuff like that for a while :) Thank you though! I appreciate it :)
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linessa Featured By Owner May 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldnt charge much :) less than $1 a piece, and like, $2 postage lmao :P But i so know your feeling D: i wanna buy all these fused glass cabochons a guy i know can make but I cant afford as many as i want :P have to sell some jewellery first! ( and stop keeping what i make :lmao:) Hard to part with what you've spent so long making huh o0
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
I know, when I first started selling pieces it was difficult for me. It still is kind of hard when I make stories to go with the pieces x__o
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah! I am not entirely sure what you would look for if you wanted them.
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Maxrunn Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
now that is clever
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EmeraldWolf77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loved Ludo. My heart went out to the big cow, lol. The Dark Crystal was another good old movie. A little creepier, but good nonetheless. Awesome door knocker! "No good. Can't hear you."
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Ludo was awesome :) I want to ride around on him. "SMELLLLLL BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD"
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EmeraldWolf77 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
His fight with Sir Didymus was hilarious. I think everyone should watch Labyrinth at least once, especially little kids.
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DarkGoddessK Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
EEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I love those knockers!! (dirty joke not intended...)

They were one of my favorite parts of that movie!
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:iconcatharsisjb:
CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
"Search me! We're just the knockers! DO HO HOOO"
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DarkGoddessK Featured By Owner May 1, 2008
*chuckles* I absolutely ADORED that movie!
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Deezy911 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Awesome sculpture, as always! I am in awe of your talent!
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Sejuay Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're a girl and you like Labyrinth?

CUAL SORPRESO!

I see a Rremly!
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Rasiel-Draconis Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
I loved those two knockerheads.
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LissaMonster Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Labyrinth is one of my favorites, too. And this magnet is absolutely adorable and darn near perfect!
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CharOS Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew this was a nod to Labyrinth simply by the title! I love it, I was too young to watch it when it first came out - but remember my sister being obsessed! Finally bought the movie last year and I'm hooked.

The ornament itself is great! You've done well to make it look like aged metal, and the ring is a nice touch.
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CatharsisJB Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Rock on for noticing the title and knowing what it was from!
You get five gold stars.
*puts them all on your forehead*
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lady-tiamat Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
Labyrinth is my favorite as well and your doorknocker is awesome. :)
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silver-dog Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
cool! it is very nice done!! and so small! :D ! i love those kind of doorknockers with a figure/animal! haven't seen that movie tho... i'll try to find some clips on youtube =)
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themetalmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Coolness!
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citysilence Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008
This is excellent. I love how regal and ... absolutely ALIVE it looks. It reminds me of the Disney version of A Christmas Carol with the knocker that comes to life and talks.

Except... if this thing talked to me I might never touch a door again.

Really well done.
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