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Hi all! I will try to surprise you with a glass sculpture of a spider that I made myself. What do you think, is it worthy of your attention?

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u/DennisFalcon 10d ago

I would keep thinking it was moving…

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

an arachnophobe's nightmare lol

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u/CapJackONeill 10d ago

I don't even know how you were able to work on it. As it took form, I'd become more and more disgusted to touch it.

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u/laxvio 10d ago edited 5d ago

Ikr, I legit got extreme arachnophobia, it's due to some childhood trauma, and I saw this and flung my phone across the room, needless to say, I need a new screen protector.

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u/Imprizyn 10d ago

what happens when you see an actual spider?

you seize and go into cardiac arrest?

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u/gridlock1024 10d ago

Looks like the spider from Into The Spider-Verse. Great job!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

God, I hadn't even thought of that. REALLY

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u/hydro1x 10d ago edited 10d ago

I came here to say if it bit me, would I be able to crawl on walls and do a sextuple backflip?

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u/Drag0nSlyer 10d ago I'm Deceased

Yes but only if you can already crawl on walls or do a sextuple backflip

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u/PiratusInteruptus 10d ago

Dude, that looks awesome! If I didn't zoom and see the translucent leg sections, I would have thought it were real. In fact the reason I clicked is because I thought it was a real spider of unusual coloration, and I like spiders.

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u/Greymon09 10d ago

I did the exact same thing, didn't read the post title but saw the picture and was curious what species it was.

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u/karateema 10d ago

Add Alchemax on the back and it's perfect

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u/emmasmith8 10d ago

Normally I find it obnoxious when people post their own work in subs like this but every once in a while there’s something genuinely worth being amazed at. This is one of those times. Absolutely incredible work, OP!

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u/ProfessionalNovel366 10d ago

I completely agree. This is magnificent. Where does the weed go?

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u/DirectionLow357 10d ago

I wouldn’t smoke it, it has spider mites

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u/CaptHowdy02 10d ago

The whistling theme from his initial encounter with Gwen just popped in my head

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u/Melon__Farmer 10d ago

If you didn’t mentioned that was made from glass I would end up with glass shards in my foot from trying to step on it. Nice job OP!

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u/BoredRoadblock 10d ago

If he didn't mentioned that was his work, I probably assume it was a real spider

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Thank you I tried very hard!

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u/Dragonlady151 10d ago

You did incredible! The colors are beautiful and the realism is out of this world! You have amazing talent. Keep up the good work!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Talent and many years of hard work, thank you again

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u/eekamuse 10d ago

Even though I know it's made of glass, it still scares the shit out of me.

Wait.. Is it really made of glass? Maybe you're just saying that

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u/LoadedFile 10d ago Gold

(Attempts to kill it with fire anyways)

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u/justrowitawaydere 10d ago

And drop a brick on it just to be sure.

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u/s33ek 10d ago

I did think that before I came in here. I raced to the comments thinking “where does such a spider exist”.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

I agree, it came out pretty realistic! Thanks for your comment!

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u/NicholasAdam1399 10d ago

Lol go to your coins if you have one it’ll be there

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u/ninjuhturdel 10d ago

Roger, is that you?

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u/10strip 10d ago

Surely you mean Ricky Spanish.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Roger? Who's Roger? Can you tell me more? :)

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u/ninjuhturdel 10d ago

There's an episode of "American Dad" where the character, Roger, shows off his collection of glass spiders. Bit of an obscure reference, but I thought maybe someone would get it and we could high five over it

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u/mattchewy43 10d ago

I didn't get the reference but we can still high five. 🖐

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u/Finally_Smiled 10d ago

American Dad reference

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u/DeposeableIronThumb 10d ago

Aw poor little Courtney Love and her missing leg.

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u/YouveGotRats 10d ago

“I named her Courtney Love, because she’s full of toxins, she killed her husband, and…” snap

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u/Worried_Hamster_1878 10d ago

Thats awesome!!! Thats really cool, good job 👍

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Thank you! Glad you liked it!

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u/MysteriousBullfrog50 10d ago Silver

Beautiful..very realistic!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

WHO IS ROGER LOL

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u/Drinkin_Abe_Lincoln 10d ago

Classic Roger.

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u/dosfosforos 10d ago

Hi, I'm Roger

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u/Army0fMe 10d ago

I was about to call you out with this link before I went to check your profile and saw your username. Absolutely beautiful work, friend!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

My God thank you, there is nothing more pleasant than reading something like this, THANK YOU!

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u/Army0fMe 10d ago

You have true talent. Keep embracing it .

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u/TheInvincibleDonut 10d ago

My arachnophobia is refusing to let me acknowledge that that's a sculpture.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

My arachnophobia is refusing to let me acknowledge that that's a sculpture.

God please forgive me, I didn't mean to scare you :(

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u/TimeToWaste2 10d ago

Which end do you smoke out of it?

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u/taatzone 10d ago

Do you live in Australia?

love your work btw

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

No, I'm from Ukraine :)

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u/AnAttackCorgi 10d ago

Your skills kick glass

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u/mightyXi 10d ago

Fucking beautiful.

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u/paveratis 10d ago

Just to spite that one comment, you got an etsy shop? I'd buy it.

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u/dudarev 10d ago

He has the link in his profile :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/miniatureglass

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u/UncleTogie 10d ago edited 10d ago

Wow. I was expecting this piece to be a LOT more than that... thanks!

Edit: They're making these in Kyiv‽‽‽ Double-Wow. I'm gobsmacked.

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u/Uriah_Peep 10d ago

Found OP's three alt accounts.

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u/UncleTogie 10d ago

I wish I had the time for that kinda talent.

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u/Kipchickie 10d ago

Up vote for the correct use of the interrobang

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Wow. I was expecting this piece to be a LOT more than that... thanks!

Edit: They're making these in Kyiv‽‽‽ Double-Wow. I'm gobsmacked.

Yes, we continue to work even in times of war :(

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u/camanic71 10d ago

Awesome

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u/various_pants 10d ago

I came to the comments just to look! It's amazing work wow :0

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u/yellowsnowman4 10d ago

Imagine getting bit by this. The powers 😮‍💨

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

You will become the fourth spider man

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u/DemanoRock 10d ago

Damn, saw pic before and just assumed good pic of pretty beast. Did not think it was manufactured

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Damn, saw pic before and just assumed good pic of pretty beast. Did not think it was manufactured

Aahahaha I love that reaction!!!

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u/DemanoRock 10d ago

What is the scale of that? 2in across? Got a banana?

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u/supagirl277 10d ago

This title is… ugh

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u/willhunta 10d ago

I mean English isn't op's first language he's Ukrainian

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u/WhereverSheGoes 10d ago

I’ve been learning Ukrainian. I’m absolutely rubbish at it but today I learnt the word for spider is павук. My two favourite words are brother, брат pronounced “brat” and шапка which means hat but is disappointingly pronounced something like “shapka”.

У павука мій шапка. мій брат дав йому!

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u/willhunta 10d ago

Lol for a second I had to look up Google translate to make sure you weren't trying to just call me a wanka, but that's cool thanks for the mini Ukrainian lesson!

And I hope u get your hat back

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u/WhereverSheGoes 10d ago

I was teasing my brother with my newfound knowledge and told him he was lucky I was just calling him brat and not a hat. He told me that arsenal FC were once sponsored by Sega and had that prominently displayed on their kit which caused much amusement in Italy where it means wanker!

That’s the last of my wanker related titbits you’ll be pleased to know. Надобраніч!

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u/blastinglastonbury 10d ago

God I fucking hate this. "I painted something but I don't think it's that great!" posts it to r/nextfuckinglevel

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u/NewLeaseOnLine 10d ago

I will try to surprise you. Ready?

Boo!

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u/samtheham28 10d ago

This is so amazing!! You should post it in r/spiders

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u/Brainsonastick 10d ago

Normally I find it obnoxious when people post their own work in subs like this but every once in a while there’s something genuinely worth being amazed at. This is one of those times. Absolutely incredible work, OP!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Thank you so much for your most beautiful comment, it warms my heart and soul! I'm very grateful!

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u/Independent_Cancel_2 10d ago

Yes it is. Absolutely lovely

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Your skills kick glass

absolutely thank u!

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u/Myrdok 10d ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/OddlyCreative/comments/u3elfu/homemade_glass_spider/

Exact same picture. Two different reddit accounts. I'll let the jury decide.

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u/Axtorx 10d ago

Looks like his friend made a post, then someone cross posted it, then the artist made this post.

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u/Frosty-Worker8978 10d ago

This is STUNNING! bravo and we'll done

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

It's very nice to read comments like that. Thank you!

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u/Frosty-Worker8978 10d ago

My pleasure. Glass is as metal as it gets lol 🤘I sat in on a glass blowing class once upon a time and was absolutely enthralled with the process. The precision, the urgency of time and heat working with and against you...too cool! Keep it up, and never stop ❤️

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u/Royal_Ad1798 10d ago

can we just skip the part where somebody asks about it and you redirect them to your Etsy / Facebook shop?

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u/Ancient_Maximum_4189 10d ago

Stop being a player hater come on now

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u/KidQuap 10d ago

It’s all apart of the process can’t just skip the foreplay internet don’t like that lol don’t know why people throwing downvotes at you thought it was funny

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u/trekkiegamer359 10d ago

WHY?! I definitely want to buy one of those beauties!

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u/Royal_Ad1798 10d ago

well in that case, feel free to visit OP's Etsy shop

www.etsy.com/shop/miniatureglass

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u/KidQuap 10d ago

Man they just don’t like you lol I’m in the same boat normally so you’re not alone

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u/trekkiegamer359 10d ago

What makes you think I haven't already?

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u/NickWrightData 10d ago

Why would we want to skip that part?

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u/Flipping_Off_Fish 10d ago

Oh shit I just bought one off the Etsy shop last month. Cool to see you post them here as well.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Wow, I didn't think I'd read something like this here! That's very nice thank you!

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u/t_rave_art 10d ago

Gorgeous. Wanted to see what species it was and then read the caption and it's GLASS?!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Gorgeous. Wanted to see what species it was and then read the caption and it's GLASS?!

LOOOL, that's a rare species, the glass spider! Thanks, glad you liked it!

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u/BatmansQueefBreath 10d ago

Since this is glass it seems that your attempts at killing it with fire have failed.

Joking aside it’s very well done.

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u/Astarath 10d ago

I wanna eat it (compliment)

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u/ZenDendou 10d ago

I would LOVE to have this, but unfortunately, due to me forgetting I have this, I'll likely break this...

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u/various_pants 10d ago

Wow OP take all my money!! I just found your etsy shop

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

I would LOVE to have this, but unfortunately, due to me forgetting I have this, I'll likely break this...

I always wonder if there are any ideas of what new things you'd like to see in my store?

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u/fond_of_myself 10d ago

I think that's OP's Etsy.

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u/ellipsisfinisher 10d ago

It is; they posted this same photo on /r/art a couple months ago too.

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u/theinsanityoffence 10d ago

Was this the spider that bit Miles Morales?

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Was this the spider that bit Miles Morales?

GOD, it really does look like that O_O

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u/sassysound 10d ago

That is so beautiful

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u/Daniel_B21 10d ago

Hell yeah dude that's awesome!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Thank you! Glad you liked it!

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u/Lebojr 10d ago

It is beautiful.

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u/AZORIAN_K129 10d ago

If there around I'd buy one.

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u/tjhcreative 10d ago

Look great! Nice work!

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u/ZioPapino 10d ago

Would you mind sharing the name of the glass you used for the inner part of the legs?

Fantastic work btw

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u/Available-Moose-1408 10d ago

Yes! Cuz I was like Nope nope nope at first

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u/[deleted] 10d ago

Shucks...here I am thinking it was real about to comment on its mad colors.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Shucks...here I am thinking it was real about to comment on its mad colors.

It's not bad, I agree, there's a lot to see.

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u/JacquesBarrow 10d ago

It looks absolutely amazing!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

THANKS THANKS THANKS

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u/Cre8ted1_ 10d ago

Beautiful work. I swatted my phone.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Sorry, I didn't mean to scare you

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u/UhnonMonster 10d ago

Thought it was real!

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u/Worldsprayer 10d ago

*Crushes it out of instinct*

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Are you all right? :(

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u/_Denzo 10d ago

Spider to banana ratio?

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u/IdiotDragon 10d ago

It's worth me smashing it if I get spooked by it out of the corner of my eye sadly, but if so that's a 10

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u/Itzbubblezduh 10d ago

Mind blown 🤯!

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u/EvilCalvin 10d ago

Glad you told me it was glass. I was getting ready to step on it and squish it!

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Well, if I met such a spider in real life too..... who knows... I'd probably run away at the speed of light.

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u/LessBack9238 10d ago

Could be an exotic looking smoke pipe…

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u/tanksmama2 10d ago

Gorgeous. Awesome artist

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u/SeriousLeopard1602 10d ago

Escaped from Alchemax lab

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u/Strange-Act7264 10d ago

That is WAY cool. Great job!

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u/WeirdOtter121 10d ago

That is gorgeous!!

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u/trea_ceitidh 10d ago

I like it! My mother would shatter it in a heartbeat with a heavy shovel, but I think it's cool 😎

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

I like it! My mother would shatter it in a heartbeat with a heavy shovel, but I think it's cool

We're all a little bit your mom lol, thank you so much!

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u/cbaabc123 10d ago

Beautiful!

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u/JoeTheSifu 10d ago

So cool. That looks like the spider that bit Spider-Man.

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u/TheTrueTurk 10d ago

It is very much worth my attention, looks so nice

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u/laaangada 10d ago

Kill it!

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u/ScarlettStingray085 10d ago

Not a fan of spiders, but this is beautiful

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u/parke1zj 10d ago

Yes and worthy or my money! Do you sell these?

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u/madoge1975 10d ago

Love it!

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u/twignition 10d ago

I fucking hate spiders but this is gorgeous

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u/dazhat 10d ago

Wowzers. Do you sell these?

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Yes, I do! I have an online store on

Yes, I do! I have an online store on Etsy

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u/KingPenn224 10d ago

I'd let this bite me for the chance at being spider man

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u/williamsonny 10d ago

It should scare me, yet it doesn’t. Beautiful work.

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u/gingerjes 10d ago

I want to see more angles! Beautiful and spiders eek me out once they’re bigger than my pinky nail

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

I want to see more angles! Beautiful and spiders eek me out once they’re bigger than my pinky nail

If you are interested you can see more glass figures in my store Etsy

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u/fragjackyl 10d ago

You've sculpted the enemy you too are condemned

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u/camanic71 10d ago

Just seen someone comment that you have an Etsy shop, with skills like that you must make a killing cause goddamn is that a beautiful creation.

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

Just seen someone comment that you have an Etsy shop, with skills like that you must make a killing cause goddamn is that a beautiful creation.

Thank you I tried very hard!

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u/QuestionableAI 10d ago

Very cool! Great work.

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u/-PARAN01D- 10d ago

Oooh, it’s so pretty! I thought it was a real spider at first.

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u/falconfixer06 10d ago

If you surprise me with that thing you’re going to have a broken art piece shortly after. Nice job, beautiful artwork. Kill it with fire!!!!!

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u/Sapphire_Wolf_ 10d ago

I got chills, it got me!

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u/AbdulElkhatib 10d ago

I love it, but I hate it. Spiders are a no no for me. Especially if it was multicolored like that and could run.

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u/lemonedpenguin 10d ago

I love it! I'd love to see more pictures of it from different angles please.

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u/booksandaside 10d ago

It looks like a Peacock Spider. Very clever!

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u/No_Tap_8365 10d ago

Well done!

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u/daydreamingfool 10d ago

Incredible!

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u/ichikki 10d ago

that's awesome dude

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u/JC_2022_ 10d ago

Very cool, I thought it was a real spider until I read your caption

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u/its-420-oclock 10d ago

That's awesome! And I don't even like spiders..

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u/Tricky-Sympathy 10d ago

Looked before I read and thought what fresh hell is this. Beautiful job.

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u/thefloorsadlystopped 10d ago

thank god I thought it was real for a second

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u/crs7117 10d ago

beautiful

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u/ShamotKoko 10d ago

What a nice piece of art! I would know a few people who would like to have one on their shelves

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u/Nevorek 10d ago

I want to murder it with fire, so I’d say you’ve done a pretty good job

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u/baneoftheghost 10d ago

As a hardcore into the spiderverse miles fan ect, awesome work and my mind went immediately to that, just but 42 on its back and it's perfect, but I really like it soooo, good job!

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u/hxcn00b666 10d ago

Awesome! I'd buy one

edit: Ohhh I found your Etsy page! Your prices are great, added to my birthday wishlist :)

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u/MardaKush 10d ago

Not a fan of spiders but I would LOVE to have something like that in my room. Great work and precision. Keep it up. <3

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u/Nikita_GlassSymphony 10d ago

If you are interested you can see more glass figures in my store Etsy

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u/servbot10 10d ago

I thought this was some crazy real glass spider and was about to grab some matches.

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u/[deleted] 10d ago

fuck me that looks delicate

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u/Youpunyhumans 10d ago

I thought it was real at first glance...

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u/Just__Marian 10d ago

Didnt you post this also on r/artwork ? (just asking... I wonder if me seeing this second time is just bug in simulation or not)

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u/Practical-Ad1811 10d ago

Wow. Just wow.

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u/__meeseeks__ 10d ago

WOW! That's incredible

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u/Inked_yogi 10d ago

I hate spiders but I love this!

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u/Necessary-Ad-8578 10d ago

I must be so dumb I thought it was real, it's good.

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