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    Posted 2 months ago

    kyratango
    (440 items)

    After my brass bumblebee kyratisation, I wanted another insect to give it the same treatment...

    I got this small antique vintage oxidized brooch, it is my first grasshopper in my rather huge insect jewellery collection ;-)

    Small at 1.75" or 4.5cm long.

    First, cleaned with a kind of Windex (ammonia detergent), then polished with a brass wire brush.

    Pic#1 is original condition
    Pic#2 is once polished and chosen stones (pearls are nail art stuff, coming in a carrousel with several sizes!) installed before gluing.
    Pic#3 is the "enameled" critter, done with JudiKins Diamond Glaze mixed with Ecoline inks, applied with a toothpick in the "cells".
    Pic#4 is the final result (some scraping on the edges to be done once the Hypocement glue is totally set).

    Woohoo... 1 hour and a half process...

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    Comments

    1. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      The kyratised bumblebee previously posted:
      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/285937-old-brass-bumblebee-brooch-meyle-and-ma?in=collection-3407
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 months ago
      Beautiful & fantastic grasshopper has been reborn! As always Pascale, your enhancements are superb, he's a lovely bug
    3. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Aww, thank you Jenni! <3
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 2 months ago
      You did it again! Even though the “old” colors are somewhat lifelike, he now has taken on a whole new image. A cleaner, classic look. You are the lady, Pascale!
      How old is this wonderful insect?
    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 months ago
      Awesome restore!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Eileen, thanks! I think it is beginning of 20th century, the construction is very well made, not the later simple stamping.
      It was a fun project, and I'm very pleased with the result :-)

      Mrstyndall, thank you for your kind visit and compliment!
    7. Manikin Manikin, 2 months ago
      Amazing ! He looks perfect . So much talent and your saving so many pieces that can now survive . I love it xo
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 months ago
      You did well, grasshopper !~
    9. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 months ago
      so pic 4 is the one on the far left?
    10. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Dear Mani and Phil, thank you so much for your always supporting comments on my kyratisations! Love back to you!!! XO
    11. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      BHIFOS, of course! It was the order I uploaded them and they in fact show from right to left :-)))
    12. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 months ago
      I was a bit worried.... fantastic job your finished critter is a beautiful thing now!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 months ago
      Oh, this little grasshopper turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! Wonderful Kyratisation!!!
    14. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 months ago
      Great work on it! He looks FANTASTIC! So well done and very professional, he is a very stylish grasshopper. :P
    15. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Hi Scott and Lauren!
      Thank you for your visit and your fantastic and wonderful comments :-D
    16. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 months ago
      Love it! Still cannot believe what you can do!!!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 2 months ago
      Vintagelamp... I knew the Green Lady and you would love the green hopper! :-))
      Thank you for your compliment!
    18. scottvez scottvez, 28 days ago
      AMAZING— you do beautiful work!!

      scott
    19. kyratango kyratango, 27 days ago
      Thank you Scottvez! :-)

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