Fat tree frog brooch copper patina


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 blue copper patina. 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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If you're not 100% happy with your purchase, return it within 14 days and we'll give you a full and complete refund (sorry, this doesn't include shipping). We'll do everything we can to ensure your complete satisfaction.


The finishes on our designs are like fingerprints, they'll each have it's unique patina.
That’s the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in photos.

Reviews (5)


This little sculpture has pride of place in our home. He is beautiful. Thank you Cindy for sharing your artistic gifts with us.

Beautiful craftsmanship. Work of art.

This brooch is even cuter in person. I can also use it as décor when I'm not wearing it! Thanks so much for your lovely creation, and for your prompt shipping.

Boy this is beautiful, and something about it makes me want to hold it and touch it. Although it is a brooch, it sits flat and can be a tiny statuette if one prefers. I will be watching their store for new goodies. Thank you for my wonderful tree frog.

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