Common Frog Ornament with Lilypads

£370.00£450.00

Modelled on our native Common Frog, the rana temporaria, this ornament depicts one of my absolute favourite creatures.Indeed it was one of the very first creatures to feature in my first jewellery sketchbook.

He (or she) is a lifesize model, sculpted by use of photographs, and is cast in sterling silver (i.e. not hollow or plated). He is available on his own or accompanied by a set of three different sized lilypads.

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Inspiration for my Common Frog Ornament

If you have read any of the other pages on my website, you will already know of my great love of frogs: My first jewellery sketch was of a frog and a lilypad; the first piece of jewellery I made was a (tree) frog; my logo is a frog, and so it goes on. Frogs now make up the largest group by far in my collection. And, just when I think I’ve modelled my last frog – another one hops in. This common frog ornament was modelled to accompany a growing collection of native British creatures (all modelled by me), each representing a particular memory in a long and happy marriage.

Thinking I should be good at frogs by now, I set off thinking it should be a doddle… I was wrong. It was undoudtedly the hardest one to model by far. When you study them properly, common frogs are both rounded and angular, smooth and bumpy, chunky and intricate. I wanted the frog to have a bit of movement in it – so I wanted one twisting slightly in one direction, instead of the perfectly symmetrical position they normally sit in. I found no such photos. They have such lightning fast movement that I ended up freeze-framing part of a video of a common frog to capture the position I wanted.

Will it be my last frog? Probably not 😉

What my customers say:

Nothing yet… this is still a prototype, but is available to order.

 

Material:

Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Hallmarked

Dimensions:

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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