Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 3

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Now it’s time to begin rounding over all the flippers and the head.  I’ll start with the baby’s right front flipper, using a flat graver, and then followed up with burs and punches.

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Above is a close-up of  the flipper before using the punch for final refinements.

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Above, I’ve finished with the right front flipper, and added the patina.  Looking more like a tiny turtle now…

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Now I need to do the same thing to the head.  This is my favorite part, since the turtle will take on life once the eyes are done – the eyes are the window of the soul.

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A close-up.  I’ve just used carbide burs here, and, of course, a v-graver to re-engrave the lines for the skin plates.

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Above, the head is finished after refinement with punch and the addition of patina.

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I’m ready for my close-up, Mr DeMille…

Thanks for looking!

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2 Responses to Baby Sea Turtle Pendant Part 3

  1. Stephanie says:

    I was wondering if the sea turtle pendant was for sale?

    • metal_musings says:

      Hi Stephanie,

      Thanks for your inquiry. This Baby Sea Turtle pendant is a private commission, but one similar would be $450 USD. I’m currently booked for at least the next 90 days.

      Thanks,

      Tom

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