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A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp
A Shining Trapezohedron:

    This beautiful and mind-shatteringly dangerous relic was brought to us by the widow of a Narragansett Bay fisherman in 1963. The man had snagged it with his line while fishing the Bay. That night his widow claimed watching strange lights dance on the walls in the kitchen as he sat in the dark, staring in the box. After that, she said, the fisherman wouldn't shut the lights off. For a couple of months she endured the behavior until she saw the electricity bill.
    On a whim, one night, as she got a glass of water from the kitchen, she turned the lights out on her way back to the bedroom. As soon as the last light had been extinguished in the hall, a great black wind knocked her down on its way to her sleeping husband. Though they never found his body, the widow assured me that the shrieks were enough to convince her of his fate.
    Scholars say this object hails from completely alien origins. Others say it was first discovered in Egyptian ruins in the 1800's. This may be true, though cryptic passages in forbidden texts hint at a more terrifying possibility. It is now believed that several of the Trapezohedron exist, hidden in the world's most ancient and hidden places. For now, we offer this to you with one warning. Don't turn out the lights. 

Solid cast resin (many assembled pieces), 7 inches x 7 inches(closed)
This was a commission from a very passionate fan of Lovecraft. The gem pulses with a 3 lobed eye inside. A very limited run will be available for order when The Rumtucket Trading Company site launches.
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A Shining Trapezohedron by Legiongp ( Suggested by SavageFrog and Featured by Backsackandjack )
Omega2064 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Great work on this.
How is the Trapezohedrom lit? And can it be removed from the case, or is it integral?
Legiongp Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I cast the creature, hollow, out of resin, and cast IT inside the gem. The gem is black translucent resin. I  hot glued 3 led bulbs into the hollow creature inside the gem, then wired them to 4 aa batteries and an on/off switch, which I fastened underneath the box. There wasn't enough room in the gem for the bulbs, wire and power source. The gem does not come out. 😊
LegionGUA Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Excellent work, and congratulations on a well deserved Daily Deviation. ^_^
Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
PaperJack93 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks great! How did you make the gem?
Legiongp Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I sculpted a little critter and made a rubber mold. I sculpted the gem and made a rubber mold. I poured bright red resin into the critter mold, and drilled out the center to insert LED lights and wire, then, I placed the critter in the gem rubber mold. That mold was then filled with a smokey resin, which encased the critter and led lights. Hope that was helpful!
bgenzoli Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Would you consider selling it?
Lumpatolagy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student General Artist
when will this beautiful piece be available for purchase ?
Legiongp Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a limited run of 10. They are made to order, and take about 2 to 3 weeks. The box is 7 inches by 7 inches and the gem is the size of a fist. The price is $1100.00 plus shipping.
grixit Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Breathtaking! Perhaps sometime later, you could release a simpler version, just the gem and embedded eye, to use as a die.
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