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    Posted 3 years ago

    kyratango
    (443 items)

    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

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Marvelous transformation, the wings make all the difference and the elegant worm has become a fabulous dragonfly - you are so talented & never cease to amaze me, I love it
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 3 years ago
      Wow you are so talented! Beautiful!
    3. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Such a talent at restoration, and it's wonderful seeing and hearing about the process.
      It is now such an exquisite piece Kyra! Congratulations.
    4. Wenderella Wenderella, 3 years ago
      Amazing Talent!
    5. inky inky, 3 years ago
      Love..love..love...love...love..love...love......:-)
    6. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Wow, what an awesome transformation!
    7. wpj wpj, 3 years ago
      WOW, what a work of art. Congratulations on the great job you did!
    8. Manikin Manikin, 3 years ago
      wow so talented ! amazing love it
    9. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      You are all so kind... THANK YOU!!!
    10. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 3 years ago
      Kyratango, you are beautiful, I used to do some wings for insects in stained glass and that was hard, this looks even harder and the delicate work looks done by a Cartier jeweller, Magnifique !~ xoxo
    11. IronLace IronLace, 3 years ago
      Wow, amazing work!
    12. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Phil! Eileen! Foseatme! Marin! Mary! Thank you for your beautiful, amazing, stunning, magnifique LOVELY comments :-)
      Merci!!!
    13. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ah, just to show you a heartful "kyratisation" of a Lady cat ^..^
      https://youtu.be/8J6VmaPbBaA
    14. MALKEY MALKEY, 3 years ago
      delicate is the wing as your magical whispering touch brings new life !!!!!!!!!!!
      pascale
      xxx
      all the very best malkey
      1412
    15. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ooh Malkey! Thank you so much for your poetic comment here :-)
      Love back to you, sweet soul!
    16. Hollyhocks Hollyhocks, 3 years ago
      Oh my word you are so very talented ! What an absolutely incredible transformation. Do you do this type of thing for a living ? You must be a professional restorer surely ?
    17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Wow, Hollyhocks! What a compliment! Thank you for your kind words, but no, only an obsessive amateur ;-)
      The first wings I made were with UV curing resin laid on cut to size baking paper... I didn't have time to photograph them... My rascals pointer twins doggies ATE THEM after thieving them on the table during the night! AARGHH :-D
    18. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 3 years ago
      Lol!!! You are a damn genius!!! This came out beautifully. Excellent job my friend!!! I love dragonfly's. I just fixed one myself, no where near as extensive as this. I've got the pics right here and will post it.
    19. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      :-D Thank you Shareurpassion! I'll survey your next posting!

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