A little rough, but not bad for a first (ahem) okay, fifth attempt. The first four didn't look too bad either.
My husband volunteers at a local cat shelter: safehavenforcats.org/
,and they're going to be holding a fundraising auction tomorrow: www.raleighauction.com/cgi-bin…
. All donations cheerfully accepted, most especially hand-crafted jewelry from local artists. "You know," said my husband, "I don't think you've ever made any cat-themed pendants." I took that as a challenge, and I'm pretty happy with the results.
The base for this is made from a slice of maple, two slices of african cypress, and two slices of walnut, all sandwiched together and the cut with a bandsaw into a (roughly) cat shape. Three different types of wood, three colors, hence the "calico" part of the title. I sculpted the piece a little to bring out the different layers, then added some watch parts, just because. The eyes were made by cutting divots in the face and then smushing in shards of ivory (from a piano key) mixed with superglue. Pretty shocked that worked, actually. You can probably expect ivory highlights to show up in my pieces from now on.
I've got four similar cat pendants for sale at the Safe Haven auction tomorrow, all proceeds to benefit the shelter. This one's going on etsy.