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Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Regular price $280.00

This little critter is handcut from two pieces of metal; her body in brass and her wings in copper.  The wings are textured using a steel pattern plate, the body I have rounded and formed separately. I've given her a spiked tail, six legs, and tiny antlers because she asked for them. Wings and body are handcut using my trusty little old jeweler's saw.  They are brazed together and that connection is, honestly, probably stronger than the copper itself. As is, she is not sanded; I don't usually sell unsanded work but, frankly, the idea of her being just a little dangerous amuses me. She is not "slice your hand" sharp, but is, perhaps "be a little careful when opening your package" sharp. I am offering an "un-dangerfy" option if you would like her fully sanded before mailing. Sanding all those little fingers takes a while, so the un-dangerfy option is also a bit pricier.

This is an art object, not a toy. There is only one of each scrapbeast, and will only ever be one of each scrapbeast. The nature of scrapbeasts is that they are drawn directly on some oddly shaped bit of scrap that would otherwise be hard to use, with the goal of using as much of that existing scrap as possible, and then textured, formed, and forged as complete one-offs. They are easy to dust and not subject to moths, so can be put out on a shelf or wherever you want them, and do not require a glass case. If your cat knocks one off a shelf, you'll be able to bend them back pretty easily, but if someone decides their wings "flap" or their legs "walk" the metal will fatigue and eventually break just like if you mess with a paperclip too much.  If you decide that this piece is seasonal decor, you should be able to pack it up with no more worry than any other piece of holiday decor, just make sure to provide enough padding that she doesn't scratch your second favourite piece.