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Charl's Pendant WIP Rough Shaping Complete by fewilcox
Charl's Pendant WIP Rough Shaping Complete
Two of the many things my wife and I share are a love of making homemade jewelry, and that Charlotte Dunois is our favorite character in the anime/manga series Infinite Stratos. Thus this project. I am planning several decorative pieces inspired by various fictional characters. including the bracelet mode of the Witchblade from the TV show's pilot (and eventually the more complicated one they used for the rest of the sadly short-lived program), several Pokémon pendants in Sculpey, and a headband inspired by Shizuka's in Queen's Blade after her death scene moved me to tears.

This one is first because it's the only one that doesn't require me to expand any of my skills (adapting my limited experience soldering electronics to making wire jewelry) or learn completely new ones (like clay sculpting).

Stage one was to use a drawing I made of it to mark its outline on a bit of wood, then sawing out a rough blank. From there I used my whittling knives to finish roughing out the outline (sans wings since I'll be adding them later). My next step is to carve out the pendant's "eyes", and final shaping the rest. Finishing it will require some research as to what sealants are safe for jewelry since my current stock is strictly for furniture.

Two things have made this project tricky: I haven't done any whittling in years, so I'm adding rustiness to my usual shaky-handedness brought on by my back problems, and the pendant is never drawn the same way twice in the anime. In a way, though, that second one means I have quite a bit of freedom when it comes down to how it's supposed to look, but I'm aiming for something at least roughly like the one pictured here.


Frank Wilcox, Jr
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Current Residence: North Carolina, USA
Favourite genre of music: Epic Metal
Operating System: Fedora Linux with fvwm
MP3 player of choice: mp3 is so 20th century. Try OGG Vorbis instead.
Wallpaper of choice: changes twice an hour
Favourite cartoon character: Mirai Ozora
Personal Quote: You have not failed until you quit trying.


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staino Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Thanks for the fav :+fav:
FitzOblong Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: . :w00t:
flipation Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
SketchedWolf Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Hi! Thanks for the favs mister! Really appreciate it :D
DerekRodenbeck Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
thanks for the fav!
deltaraen Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for all the faves
KusanagiBakemono Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
thanks for the watch :D
ArtistMeli Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on Etrannh! She would be thrilled to have fans. ^_^
Amezarak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Thanks for the add.
poetic-darkness13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
I can't wait to meet you! :hug:
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