Ok, this may look somewhat weird and is in need of an explanation.
This item was supposed to portray a dragon egg at the larp I recently attended.
The day before heading out in the woods I got a letter telling me I needed an egg for the story. Nothing fancy, just your average, any-day dragon egg. Huh. O.o
So in the middle of laundrying, pre-larp shopping and packing for a week in the forest I kick-started my burner and went to town trying to make something larp-worthy.
Running on my last fumes it was very interesting trying to make this as the torch went cooler and cooler. Eep!
It was a success anyway, and I plugged the mandrel hole I worked it on with resin to make it look somewhat homogenous.
It is built in several layers, starting with a soft amber to resemble a yolk or nourishment for the ickle dragon. undeveloped eyes and using fine frit to add a feeling of scales.
It even had spinal wings on the back, but the layer was too thin so they faded and you have to know what to look for to see them.
Also, the tail has got an "arrow" on it that was perfect, but that acidentally got covered with the glass frit I added last to get that gnarled feeling. Bah.
There will be more and better dragons!