Fat tree frog brooch
We have these beautiful pacific tree frogs that live in the forest all around us. When I'm lucky enough to come across one I get to study their shape and form with photography and drawings, to keep a record for use in the studio.
In the winter, during a period of warm wet weather, the males will croak a single note letting us know they are out there waiting for spring to arrive.
The Fat tree frog brooch is sculpted in wax then using the lost wax method of cast made into a bronze original. For the original bronze I make a mold and cast in silver pewter. We then send out to a specialist to be copper electroplated copper finished with a oxidize copper. A protective coating of clear lacquer is then applied to protect the finish.
The pin back is soldered in place.
Fat frog has a bit of weight to it and should be wore on a heaver fabric, weighing in at just over an ounce. (31 grams)
I modeled it after a female tree frog who is a bit larger than the male. I've hollowed out the back to keep it as light as I can without losing a solid feel.
We also make this fat tree frog as a stand along, solid belly sculpture.
This life size tree frog brooch measures:
38mm x 45mm x 15mm high (1-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 1/2").
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May 11, 2018
What a sweet fat juicy tree frog!! I love her. Very nicely made and hefty too. Right now she sits on my desk at home. Beautiful copper color. At least when I wear this on a bulky sweater or coat, she will be noticed. Very happy with this shop. Delivery was prompt and prices are pretty decent.