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    Posted 2 years ago

    kyratango
    (433 items)

    Jewellery made with scottish stones inlaid in silver was fashionable during Victoria's reign since she loved so much her residence there.

    Now, these pieces are very collectable.

    I grasped this poor froggie, with old repairs on back and lacking 5 inlaid pieces of jasper and one eye....

    4.2cm or 1.5/8" long
    3cm or 1.1/8" wide

    My usual baking polymer clay wasn't usable on this, because the "glue" used to fill the hollow piece and hold the stones is a kind of resin/bitumen which bubbles and flow everywhere when heated....

    So I tried an air curing clay to fill the lacks, domed it, colored with the now famous permanent markers and coated with Judikins Diamond glaze.
    The replacement eye was domed thick with a drop of "diamond glaze".

    3 hours work... ;-))

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous antique frog, such beautiful jasper - Pascale your talent enhancing this is absolutely fantastic!
    2. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      fabilus piece & extra stunning with special kyratango touch !!!!!!!! pascale
      all the very best malkey
      xxxxxxxx
      1412
    3. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Oohh, so speedy and kind you are all :-D

      Broochman (K..?), I'm sure you can do some settings or repairs if you find a damaged piece you need for your stunning collection!
      Thank you for your visit and highly appreciated comment :-)

      Jenni, thank you for your always kind comment! I tried really hard to give it a second life by matching the colors.

      Malkey! All the very best to you, my special fabilous CW friend, and thank you for your enthousiastic comment! XO
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 years ago
      Lady, you never cease to amaze with your ability to make beautiful pieces beautiful once more. Takes work, determination, and most, imagination. You have been gifted with all the above.
      Love this little reptile! :)
    5. plein-air-painter, 2 years ago
      Fabulous Rare piece. Love it!!!!
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Kyra, you are a genius at this! Very well done!
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      Gorgeous piece, well worth examining the detailed pictures !~
    8. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      What a darling frog pin and as always an amazing restore. :-) I love it and wish it was hopping across my sweater.
    9. Sinnomore, 2 years ago
      Great !!
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4R8HTIgHUU
    10. maryh1956 maryh1956, 2 years ago
      Amazing restoration!
      What does the mark underneath read?
    11. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Maryh1956!
      Thanks for the compliment, and for asking about the mark :-)
      I updated with a clear pic of the back.
      It is British design registery mark, for:
      I: metal items
      W: year 1865
      M: month june
      17: day 17
      The hole is where was the number of the parcel...
      Infos taken from this page:
      https://www.925-1000.com/registry.html
    12. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Uh, I just see I forgot to thank you, Ms.CrystalShip, Mrstyndall, Plain-air-painter, Phil, Valentino and Sinnomore for your kind comments, and for always support my kyratisations ;-D
      Love back to you all!!!
    13. maryh1956 maryh1956, 2 years ago
      Thanks I thought it it looked like a registry mark, which I have seen on pottery but not on metal. You learn something new every day!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Fantastic little frog!! Nice work. You never cease to amaze me with your incredible Kyratisations!!
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Yep, Maryh1956, that's why I love CW, so much informative posts spread here :-)

      Scott, I had to get it to cure his wounds ;-)
      Thanks for your support on my kyratisations!
    16. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 2 years ago
      Wow, this little froggie looks fabulous now that you have done your magic kyratango!!
    17. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
      Amazing how each pic shows your work, and the finished product. Your a Genius There !!!
    18. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Courtenaysantiques, THANKS!
      I love to bring back to health wounded critters ;-)

      Rose, thank you for your hyperbolic compliment! ;-))
      I try each time to explain and show what I do to repair the damages... generally it is not orthodox restoration methods, lol!
    19. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 1 year ago
      So a new lab teacher in school brought in some frogs for her class to do experiments on for a final grade in her class … so Johnny decided to test its hearing, So he cut off a leg and told the frog to jump and it did … so he wrote it down , then he cut off another one and said frog jump … and it did … and then the third one was cut off as well and he wrote it all down …well got to the forth leg and cut it off and told the frog to jump ., but it didn’t,.. So Johnny pounded the table and screamed frog jump … but nothing happen,.. So he sign off on his written test,.. stating “ that after four leg being cut off the frog becomes deaf…..smiling .. enjoy the day … nice frog…
    20. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Lol Gary, good one!
      ET HOP !
      :-))
    21. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 1 year ago
      Lovely frog!
    22. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thank you Elisabethan! :-D
    23. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 9 months ago
      So wonderful, you have an envious eye to spot these treasures !~
    24. kyratango kyratango, 9 months ago
      Aww! Thank you Phil! XOXO

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