Lately all I've done is various forms of creative slave-labor and now that things are over and done with and the pressure is off, I have the leisure to share gratuitous picspam.
1. I made a manatee for a classmate. In exchange, she is to make me a bronze tooth-and-tentacle ring, because teeth and tentacles are her thing. I present to you now: Christinatee!
|She wanted a manatee with a burger on its head.|
Why? I know not. She said it'd be the cutest thing ever
and bought this burger bead at the ren faire.
|Behold the appliqued and bead-embellished tentacle on one flank.|
|Lastly, there is an appliqued tooth on the chest.|
I told you--teeth and tentacles.
|Sterling silver prong-set glass stone ratty pendant.|
The tail loop is the bail from which to hang it.
|I explored the outer limits of my cursing lexicon|
when trying to get those freaking ears soldered in place.
|On the bottom/back are teeny rat-feet cutouts.|
That mark between the forepaws is the .925 sterling stamp.
|Glass stone in oxidized copper prong-setting pendant.|
I hoarded this stone for over a year, waiting for the right moment.
I mean, look at that cross-shape on the red stone!
|The back hiragana says, "Oro?"|
I sawed out each character with a 5/0 sawblade, which is practically hair-thin.
Around the edges, the oxidized black patina has been deliberately
worn away to give the pendant an aged appearance.
Q4U: What are your creative outlets? Should I try to make some kind of articulated or sterling silver manatee next semester?