Mr. Zazzy Fish left the pond for good this week. He moved out of my toolbox and onto the Middletown Art Center student artist competition.
All the sawing, filing, polishing, prong-bending, and rib soldering is done. DONE. I signed him with my name, and marked him .925 which means Mr. Zazzy Fish’s skeleton is genuine sterling silver.
Caught — Hook, Line and Sinker!
My version of a fish hook is a sterling swivel clasp that links to Mr. Zazzy Fish’s nose ring. A long, pure sterling silver rolo chain is attached to the swivel clasp.
I love this chain — each tiny circle link is soldered closed — a nice little high-end touch. But I also love how the circles look like bubbles coming from this handsome fish’s gills, mouth, or wherever fish exhale from.
Thanks to the swivel, Mr. Zazzy Fish can be worn fish side- or skeleton side-up. A jewelry school friend was nice enough to model both sides to give you a better idea (thank you, Monica!).
The Fish Goes to Competition
So Mr. Zazzy Fish made the May 6 deadline and moved onto the student art show competition this week. He’ll live in a glass case for a while, dangling from his hook next to many beautiful pieces of jewelry made by other student artists. From what I’ve seen so far, the competition is pretty stiff, and so the judges will have a tough time.
Good luck, Mr. Zazzy Fish! I’ll be waiting to hear the judging results later in May.
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