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 of my frog modelling adventures. This Red-Eyed Tree Frog ring is the identical brother of my original Tree Frog Ring. He’s just a slightly more huggy version!
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. This version of the Red-Eyed Tree Frog Ring looks out onto the world from your finger, while safely hugging you with his back legs.
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!