I decided to take a month long introductory course in metalsmithing over the latter part of the summer to see how I liked it, and to expand my jewelery-making skills. He’s a little janky (I barely had enough time to solder his head and tail to his body, and didn’t get to polish the over-solder off), but here he is. I spent most of the class sawing, and then filing because I am terrible at sawing. I also found that I am not good at precision hammering, so there are a lot of double strike marks, but whatevs… at least I made it! Just wanted to share my first project with you.
The silver parts you can see on the brass body and copper head are from where the solder spilled on to the piece, and it is the devil to polish off.