It was actually fun, to work in a different way than usual, to sketch rather than go straight to sawing and hammering.
The next stage was to cut some copper - simple geometric shapes, textured, layered and soldered together. Experimentation with different textures and different faces. I always get a much better idea of how a piece of jewellery is going to work once it's made in metal, and metal pieces are never exactly the same as any sketches I do. Once the heads were cut out and the eyes added I realised that they also needed noses, and turning the sitting fox's head slightly to one side rather than straight on made him look friendlier.
|I used my favourite hammer to texture the Fox's tail - of course!|
|I've just realised that taking the photos at a slight angle has made the faces look a little longer than they really are!|
Which Fox gets a place in the Woodland Collection?
Sleeping Fox or Sitting Fox?
|A silver version of the Sitting Fox will have a textured body too.|
I need some more help please! Can you help me decide? Which do you prefer?
As a little incentive, if you'd like to head over to my Facebook page and leave a comment on the Fox photos over there, when I get back into the studio on Tuesday I'll put all the names of the commenters in a hat. The winner gets a sterling silver Fox pendant of their choice, either sleeping or sitting. And a chain to put it on of course!
Thank you, and have a great weekend!