I’ve been working like an insane man on the new sugar cat for a special client. This one is going to be based on a Mystery Cave frame.
Step 1 – get rid of that nose. We’re going to go with an inverted triangle to get us closer to that cat-nose look.
Then we start the new nose – slightly recessed with a cleft down the center-line of the teeth. We’re also going to go with a yingyang on the forehead – recessed with contours. I like this look on the Mystery Cave because it repeats the circular shape of the eye-sockets.
Then we put fangs on her. Big, blocky fangs to keep that Mystery Cave look.
Then the classic sunburst sugar treatment of each eye-socket. We’ll be setting stones in these holes, so this pattern has got to pop against the bright orange or yellow cab we end up going with.
Then the ears. It’s a cat after all. I’ve done a few cat rings so I’ve gotten fairly adept at keeping these suckers away from the fingers of the wearer. They protrude from the ring and make a major statement, but they don’t interfere with daily wear as much as you’d think.
I’m going to stop for today. After a while I start to work sloppy and I have to stop.
I’ve also gotten started on Desmond’s custom skull ring loosely based on a Little Voodoo, but with a completely different head shape. Another sugar skull with turquoise eyes (getting to be my bread and butter.) I like working on a custom frame like this. It gives me more space to play than a standard Little Voodoo.
I’ve also finished up a pair of awesome sterling silver wedding bands. I’m glad I get to do stuff like this in addition to my big clunky jewelry. These are nice, thick bands with that raw hand-made charm.
Last but not least, I’ve had a bunch of questions about the new Jupiter. How big is it compared to the King Skull?
Well, here’s a shot of the two together.