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    Posted 18 days ago

    kyratango
    (436 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, 18 days 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, 18 days ago
      Beautiful & fantastic grasshopper has been reborn! As always Pascale, your enhancements are superb, he's a lovely bug
    3. kyratango kyratango, 18 days ago
      Aww, thank you Jenni! <3
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 18 days 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, 18 days ago
      Awesome restore!
    6. kyratango kyratango, 18 days 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, 18 days 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, 17 days ago
      You did well, grasshopper !~
    9. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 17 days ago
      so pic 4 is the one on the far left?
    10. kyratango kyratango, 17 days 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, 17 days ago
      BHIFOS, of course! It was the order I uploaded them and they in fact show from right to left :-)))
    12. BHIFOS BHIFOS, 17 days ago
      I was a bit worried.... fantastic job your finished critter is a beautiful thing now!!
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 17 days ago
      Oh, this little grasshopper turned out BEAUTIFULLY!! Wonderful Kyratisation!!!
    14. LaurenRedmond LaurenRedmond, 16 days ago
      Great work on it! He looks FANTASTIC! So well done and very professional, he is a very stylish grasshopper. :P
    15. kyratango kyratango, 16 days ago
      Hi Scott and Lauren!
      Thank you for your visit and your fantastic and wonderful comments :-D
    16. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 15 days ago
      Love it! Still cannot believe what you can do!!!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 15 days ago
      Vintagelamp... I knew the Green Lady and you would love the green hopper! :-))
      Thank you for your compliment!

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