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« on: March 03, 2014 10:04:10 PM »

One of the first assignments for the jewelry class I am currently taking was a cold connection self-portrait. I ended up making a pin for the little caplet that was given to me at my menarche ceremony (the maker forgot to add a clasp to mine).

Here's an action shot:


And a closeup of the little vixen:


And the pin back:


The pin back was the most frustrating part of making this pin, I just about danced when I got it right (after the fourth or fifth try). I also had a hard time getting the holes for the rivets to line up, but that wasn't as frustrating as the pin back.

Oh, explanations of how it is a self-portrait, the tree represents the tree of life and the world tree which is a nod to my work with the Valkyries, the moon is a nod to my fair lady Artemis, and the fox is my inner animal.

Credit for the basic design of the tree goes to the lovely IvyNightwind on deviantART, I pulled her tree of life tattoo design on my computer and drew out something very similar in my sketchbook.
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2014 05:37:54 AM »

This is fantastic! I especially love your stylized fox spirit animal!
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014 07:25:20 PM »

Pinned your project to craftster's Jewelry & Trinkets board! http://www.pinterest.com/craftsterorg/jewelry-trinkets/
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2014 08:31:09 PM »

thanks so much I Sew Cute. I put a lot of work into the texturing on the fox.
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