Red-Eyed Tree Frog Brooch (large)

£240.00

The amazing red eyed tree frog has a special status within my jewellery collection as he is the first thing that I ever modelled in wax.

Though originally designed as a pendant, this large frog works beautifully as an eye-catching brooch.

Images showing the brooch findings will be added shortly

Description

Inspiration for my Red-Eyed Tree Frog Brooch

The frog for this Tree Frog Brooch is a bit of a star in my collection. It was my first model and so is really the reason that the rest of the collection exists. When travelling up to Lexi Dick’s studio for my first go at wax modelling, I hadn’t really thought about what I was going to model. Frogs and lilypads featured strongly in my long-term jewellery sketchbook – so, when Lexi asked what I would model, the answer was frog. In my mind, I meant common frog – but I completely fell in love with a photo of a Red-Eyed Tree Frog in a perfect jewellery pose.

After four hours of modelling, my beautiful frog was the ugliest thing I’d ever seen – and so my frog (pendant version) is called Quasimodo (see last photo!). Thankfully I persevered – for quite a long time – but out of it I got my Quasimodo… And my jewellery business. He is even in my logo.

Since modelling him, I’ve been surprised by how passionate people are about frogs. I thought it was just me! And so now I have tree frogs in all sizes and all styles – and just as I think I’ve done my last frog, I find reason for doing another one. As I write this, I’m about to model a large common frog – in the style of my miniature common frog but much much bigger.

Material:

Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Hallmarked

Dimensions:

He is just over 70mm in length

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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