Tag Archives: fairy

Pirate Fairy 2

 

My Pirate Fairy is now 99% finished. Tiki, the fairy, was coloured with some green enamel. I abandoned my original idea to use some black tourmaline as a feature stone on this sculpture when the stone fractured while drilling to set a pin. Instead, I used a wonderfully fine piece of iron pyrite. The coin […]

Pirate Fairy 1

 

I have started a new sculpture that I am calling the Pirate Fairy. At the time I didn’t realize that Disney had co-opted this name for one of their animated movies starring Tinker Bell. My fairy is actually named Tiki, and yes, she is a pirate fairy so I will continue to call her by […]

Raquel Gothic 3

 

I have now managed to complete the soldering and assembly of this piece. This is one of the largest works that I have competed, tipping the scale at 1280 grams of bronze. If I complete the sand casting of the clock base it will most definitely be the largest work I have made. I had […]

Raquel Gothic 2

 

Some progress has been made on this fairy. The first picture shows the cast for the full body. This was cast with my natural bronze alloy of copper and tin and as the scale shows, weighs 522 grams. One difficulty with large castings is that it takes a lot of heat to solder or braze […]

Raquel Gothic 1

 

It’s been a while since I posted any new work. However, I have started a new casting of a gothic steampunk type of fairy that I think will be quite delightful. I have already cast the wings in yellow brass and I am about to cast the complete fairy in ancient bronze. Her stockings and […]

The Iron Faerie

 

When I took my product photos for my faeries I had forgotten to mount a gemstone inside the flower petals on the faerie’s hair. So, I have to redo these photos. But, you might just as well see what my Iron Faerie looks like. She is mounted on a piece of Limonite from Morrocco. Limonite […]

Faerie on Twig 6

 

I have finished my faerie and I took pictures to post this as a product, but then I realized that I forgot to put a gemstone into the centre of the flower in the faerie’s hair. So, here you go. These are some of my better quality pictures that are not taken in my workshop. […]

Faerie on Twig 5

 

I have cut and polished and drilled and pinned my granite and marble bases for my faeries. Working with stone can be fun, but it is much harder to cut and drill granite than marble. It’s also challenging if I am working with special stones such as the Limonite (iron ore) that I am using […]

Faerie on Twig 4

 

I have finished assembling the faerie’s twig and I cast the final set of wings for my faerie yesterday. I have actually made two faeries, but only one will sit on the twig. The other faerie will sit on an outcropping of limonite that I have. Limonite is iron ore, for those who don’t know. […]

Faerie on Twig 3

 

Hooray, I have mostly finished putting my fairy and twig together. This work requires that the castings be cleaned and prepared for assembly. I call this soldering, but it is really known as brazing. Brazing joins two metals by heating and melting a filler that bonds to the two pieces of metal and joins them. […]