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    Posted 2 years ago

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    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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    1. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      The kyratised bumblebee previously posted:
    2. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Beautiful & fantastic grasshopper has been reborn! As always Pascale, your enhancements are superb, he's a lovely bug
    3. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Aww, thank you Jenni! <3
    4. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 2 years ago
      Awesome restore!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 2 years 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!
    6. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
      Amazing ! He looks perfect . So much talent and your saving so many pieces that can now survive . I love it xo
    7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      You did well, grasshopper !~
    8. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      so pic 4 is the one on the far left?
    9. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Dear Mani and Phil, thank you so much for your always supporting comments on my kyratisations! Love back to you!!! XO
    10. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      BHIFOS, of course! It was the order I uploaded them and they in fact show from right to left :-)))
    11. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 2 years ago
      I was a bit worried.... fantastic job your finished critter is a beautiful thing now!!
    12. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Oh, this little grasshopper turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! Wonderful Kyratisation!!!
    13. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 2 years ago
      Great work on it! He looks FANTASTIC! So well done and very professional, he is a very stylish grasshopper. :P
    14. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Hi Scott and Lauren!
      Thank you for your visit and your fantastic and wonderful comments :-D
    15. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 2 years ago
      Love it! Still cannot believe what you can do!!!
    16. kyratango kyratango, 2 years ago
      Vintagelamp... I knew the Green Lady and you would love the green hopper! :-))
      Thank you for your compliment!
    17. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      AMAZING— you do beautiful work!!

    18. kyratango kyratango, 1 year ago
      Thank you Scottvez! :-)
    19. Trey Trey, 7 months ago
      Beautiful Job :) I love the GREEN :)
    20. kyratango kyratango, 7 months ago
      Thank you Trey! :-))

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