This piece is a coyote skull with a bullet going through its head. I wanted to make the piece to somewhat comment on how many coyotes are killed every year, as well as their ecological benefits being largely ignored. I wrapped the red wire around its mouth to show that there are very few people speaking out for coyotes, or even people who would speak kindly on coyotes.
I used layered glass on this piece to try to make the jaw and the skull to look more 3d.
This piece was inspired very heavily by @blackbackedjackal 's blog. Seeing all of the coyotes and just the wealth of knowledge was super inspiring, and I just genuinely love your blog.
This dude is a rosy maple moth. He was turning out pretty well, until I realized I had put the patina on without putting on the hooks for the dude to hang from. And as it turns out, putting flux onto the copper patina makes it look very dirty and just generally grimy. I was able to get a lot of the grime away, but as you can see in the close up, it still is pretty noticeable. I’m just glad I’ve figured this out on a small piece that didn’t take much time versus a larger more complicated piece.