As I said yesterday, My boy Frodo is my own Cheshire cat and this brooch is based upon him. (Please check out the previous post for the details of how I made it.) I’ve now done the photos and, even though I think I still need to do more polishing, here they are:
First is the design I came up with. It was originally to have had a gold ring suspended from a loop at the back, so it looked like he was holding it. This was because of both of his name (Frodo from Lord of the Rings with the One Ring) and because it could then be used as a brooch to hold spectacles when they’re not being worn (not my typical type of jewellery, but it was a work in progress sort of idea).
As you will see from the photo of the finished brooch (see below), I decided against adding the ring. The brooch looked pretty enough without it; although if I make another one, I may add one to see how it would look in real life.
The photo doesn’t show very well that the silver contrasts beautifully against the copper. I know I need to polish it more, but I am quite proud of how smiley this Cheshire cat looks – just like my Frodo.
Oh, and I promised I’d post a photo of my beautiful boy – so here he is:
Beautiful, isn’t he?