Inspiration for my Red-Eyed Tree Frogs
I’ve been captivated by Red-Eyed Tree Frogs from the very day I started wax modelling. In searching for a muse for my very first wax model, I fell upon a photo of one in that perfect “jewellery pose”. Quasimodo was the result and from that moment, my jewellery business was born. After making the Red-Eyed Tree Frog Pendant, it quickly became obvious that this was just the start in modelling frogs. This Tree Frog ring was the first of Quasi’s offspring to appear. And he has regularly captivated people ever since.
When modelling, because silver is such a shiny material, I prefer to focus solely on the creature itself. I want people to immediately see and appreciate their beauty. And I don’t want anything to detract from them. Hence my preference for the ultra-plain snake chains and to minimising additional details like foliage. The tree frogs, of course, were a gift in this regard as they have such long legs and wonderful feet that making a ring that solely consisted of frog was easy. So from the top view, he looks ready to crawl off across your hand. But from underneath, you can see that he is really hugging you!
Personally on “Frog Days”, I indulge myself and wear both versions of my Tree Frog Ring on the same hand (see the other design here). Mad as a box of frogs? – maybe!