I don’t have a whole lot to say about Jinx. He’s just lots of fun.
I’m pretty obsessed with fantasy creatures. This mermaid ornament was inspired by a glass goddess pendant.
I love these tiny sprites.
These are the goblins. They are actually pretty mellow as far as goblins go. I don’t mind having them in the house a bit.
This last guy is Unipegapony. As if he weren’t magical enough, his wings glow.
Awhile back, a fellow contacted me about making him some hooks from horseshoes. It was simple enough. I split a shoe in half with a small cut off wheel and tig welded it to a complete shoe. I didn’t concern my self with measuring, I just eyeballed them and went with it. He was happy with the results and I had a couple left over shoes.
I made this pair of owls from one of the remaining shoes, a little expanded steel, a sprocket, various washers, and some nuts and bolts. They are perched on some scraps from the drop bin at the shop and some rebar I salvaged from the local scrap yard.
Then I made the fish. He has a body made from a horseshoe and a cut out from a frame rail. The fins are parts to engine mounts that weren’t quite up to standard. I added some punch plugs and washers and there be the fish.
I’m a welder by trade, I build IFS for street rods. One advantage of working in a metal shop is the availability of scrap steel and equipment. I built a dragon out of punch press plugs and various junk I had lying around.
Several of my friends asked me to make them one as well, however welding tiny metal plugs together and grinding the into shape is really time consuming. I decided to try polymer clay.
This is the first one I made. It is still one of my favorites.
These are my latest creations. Of course I still do lots of metal sculpture, polymer fantasy creatures of all sorts, and much, much, more.