Meet Picasso, one of my recent custom orders.
I have been finishing some last minute holiday commissions before I leave the city for some family time in the country. I was excited to work on a piece that will be dangling from the charm bracelet that also holds the gargoyle charm I made a while ago. I took a shot of the wax before I casted the charm in 18 karat yellow gold. I ended up using two different types of wax - the blue wax I could carve into using wax burs on my flex shaft as well as dental tools that I use for carving and then the pink wax on the ears. The pink were tiny wax sheet pieces that I folded and then bonded to the blue wax by melting it in place. The dog became more and more delicate to carve as he got smaller and I ended up having to give him surgery a few times when almost all his legs fell off, but I think he definitely ended up being well worth the effort. I am especially proud of the texture I gave his shiny gold fur.