Posted 1 year ago
An Ebay seller saw I collected insect jewellery and showed me this "worm"... pic#4
It mesures 7.7cm long or 3"!
Hallmarked with the French boar's head for silver.
I made a sketch to get the good proportion for prosthetic wings... Put the frame made with brass wire on a Scotch tape, then painstakingly used jeweller's pinch to put curved and cut to fit the pattern bits of wire!
Then drops of cyanoacrylate gap filling glue "hot stuff" trade mark hardened with accelerator curing spray.
When fully hard, I carefully removed the Scotch tape, then filled some remaining lacks with same stuff.
I had to remove the faux sapphire to fix the wings in the "box" and I realised I didn't have any convenient stone to go with it for the lacking replacement...Set some tiny cz for the eyes...Found 2 convenient peridots for the thorax and a trembler hair pin with matching size of screw to fit the mounting
Slight color on the back of the wings with permanent markers, adjust the wires inside the boxes, poured drops of "Diamond Glaze" inside before pushing the peridots in place.
Hard part was to wait for the glue fully dried before screwing the hair pin in place and see it trembling on the pin :-D