Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scrimshaw in progress #5: Hamster Portrait on Tagua Nut

Ta Da! The hard part is done, and my little golden hamster is totally scrimshawed and colored. Now comes the fun part...making a sculptured soldered setting around the edge. If this goes wrong, it could ruin the whole project, so keep your fingers crossed it works well. I've never done the soldered edging on this material, so I'm hoping it can handle the heat okay. Here goes...

P.S. Please excuse my ratty old towel I'm photographing this piece on...it's on my work table...the final photos will look much better! :)

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