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jennaboo88
02-08-2017, 11:32 AM
Hi everyone,

Here's a sculpture I did some time ago and am finally getting a chance to share. I call it the Ravishing Raven since she is quite regally dressed. ;)

I sold this last fall at a show and lost my notes on what size it was. I think it was roughly 7 inches long by 5 inches tall by 3 inches wide. It's made with dark annealed wire of several gauges. The wings and tail are an antique set of earrings and a brooch I found at an antique store. The beak is a pointed "spike" pendant. The raven wears a gaudy, giant metal bow on her neck, dangling freely from a gold chain. Her dainty crown completes her look; it's actually a metal bracket from a bracelet, and it used to hold a faux pearl, which didn't look right so I removed it.

C&C welcome. Thank you for looking!

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_3.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_4.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_5.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_6.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_7.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_8.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_9.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_2.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/08-Feb-2017/145712-Ravishing_Raven_1.jpg

Pingpongfan
02-08-2017, 05:29 PM
Amazing wire work. What did you use for her innards? She is so beautifully adorned, it is no wonder you sold her. Looking forward to seeing another piece.
Vena

Jessica_
02-08-2017, 05:35 PM
I didn't expect this when I opened this thread. It's a nice surprise. :)

Ohiohawk97
02-08-2017, 06:06 PM
These pieces are wonderful Jenna! I really like how you created the beak and tail feathers.

smudged-blue
02-08-2017, 08:52 PM
Always look forward to seeing your sculptures. They are so very well done.

tuscanny
02-08-2017, 10:51 PM
Beautiful! Love the big tail.

skappy
02-09-2017, 02:28 AM
Cute :) love it

Triduana
02-10-2017, 01:30 AM
Very glamorous. I love the way you use pieces of jewellery as part of the design. :)

fedetony
02-10-2017, 02:48 AM
lovely piece :)

She-She
02-10-2017, 08:42 AM
Oh, how I love your wire sculptures Jenna. They are so cute, but this one I think is my favourite.

KreativeK
02-10-2017, 11:16 AM
Your sculptures with wire are so amazing! Love this one with her various feminine jewelry touches making it perfect.

jennaboo88
02-10-2017, 12:58 PM
Thanks so much, Vena. All of my wire sculptures are wrapped wire right to the core. It all starts with a single strand shaped more or less like the animal I'm making, and then I wind wire up until it's all filled out. I'm so happy you like this. Thanks for the nice comments. :)

Thank you, Jessica!

Wes, thanks for the nice comments. Finding the right embellishments is one of my favorite parts of the process. :)

Sonia, that's so kind of you. Thanks for the comments!

Thanks Christel. :)

Robert, thank you!

Thank you, Kay. I, too, love adding jewelry to sculptures to give character.

Fedetony, thank you. :)

Sheila, thank you! I'm so happy you like my wire work. I appreciate the comments so much.

Thank you so much, Kay. That's so kind of you to say. :)

chammi kaiser
02-11-2017, 05:46 AM
Jenna, this is really a fantastic work. He looks like a 'bird of paradise' with all that jewellery. Love it.

jennaboo88
02-11-2017, 08:22 PM
Thank you so much, Chammi. I'm glad you like it. :)

eyepaint
02-12-2017, 11:38 AM
Love it! Wow!!

lucindameow
02-13-2017, 04:42 PM
cool! I love his face/ beak

Mary W
02-13-2017, 06:53 PM
I love this!

jennaboo88
02-13-2017, 11:29 PM
Thank you so much, eyepaint!

Lucy, thanks so much for the nice comment. :)

Thank you, Mary!

xxfrecklesxx
02-16-2017, 03:46 AM
Love it

jennaboo88
02-16-2017, 09:23 PM
Thank you, Jennifer. :)

studiokatto
02-17-2017, 05:57 PM
This is so cool! I love the humour in it :) It looks like it went on a thieving rampage and is parading it's loot. The wire makes it very delicate without looking fragile. Beautiful!

jennaboo88
02-18-2017, 05:25 PM
Thank you so much for the wonderful comments, Kathy! You really "get" this sculpture. I smiled when I read your description of this, because whenever I create a bird sculpture, I always think they're a bit vain and mischievous. I made a pair of black bird wire sculptures once, titled the Jewel Thief and the Junk Thief, as they were decked out in pretty jeweled embellishments (for the Jewel Thief) and old, broken-up junk (Junk Thief). I enjoy making my bird sculptures a tiny bit devious. ;) Anyway, thanks very much for the nice comment!

jonc50
02-19-2017, 08:29 PM
She is quite ravishing!

jennaboo88
02-22-2017, 01:24 PM
Jon, that is most kind! Thanks so much for the nice comments. :)

Greenhill
02-22-2017, 03:19 PM
What a wonderfully creative imagination you have, Jenna - I love this set of images of your rambunctious, Ravishing Raven - clever girl, you! :thumbsup: :music:

jennaboo88
02-23-2017, 01:22 AM
Mark, that is such a nice comment. Thank you so very much! I appreciate it. :)

Greenhill
02-23-2017, 02:53 AM
You are most welcome, Jenna.