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New - Bronze Garnet Eyed Octopus

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Octopi are some of the most clever creatures! They can open jars, wind their way through mazes faster than rats and solve all manner of problems. Their image was once used as amulets for safe travel across the sea. I made this little baby octopi set with garnet cabchons and small loops for dangling crystals and pearls, in the Elizbethan style ( it was popular to carve small animals in jewelry with small loops as though they were holding gems).

This piece was carved from wax by me and cast using the lost wax casting method by my husband, Greg. The bead is made of pure bronze, a lovely metal with a buttery warm finish. Like all metal (besides gold) bronze changes colors, from deep browns to various patinas of blue and green verdigris (which you sometimes see on old statues) . Color change depends on many factors- if it sits soaking in water, the minerals will slowly alter the color, as will heat or acids. To keep the finish on this piece the same, lightly polish with wax, or spray it with varnish. I don't mind the color shifts, I just polish it again with a cloth and admire its new, shiny patina. This piece is hard to photograph the the colors, it has a warm red/gold color that is more yellowish if its polished.

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This piece measures 22 mm tall by 12 mm wide. Thanks for looking!

New - Bronze Garnet Eyed Octopus

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