Saturday, March 08, 2014
Red Horse II - Underconstruction
I made his earrings out of brass rod and the dangling bits are from pounded cooper which will be painted. The cross on his chest, which represents the four directions, is just two pieces of thin wood overlapped and glued to a 1/8" dowel. The braids are held in place with 16 penny nails with the heads clipped off and epoxied in place...probably the strongest part of the carving. I haven't really given much thought to the beading patterns but it won't be long before I get the books out and do a little research. I did do a Google search for pipe bags and there are some really nice ideas there.
Still no additional photos in the Gallery. Snapped this one with my phone.