This blue carpenter bee took me all day, plus then some. I don’t usually use turquoise but decided the bee needed a touch of blue so incorporated a little recycled turquoise to give it some flavor.
I fused silver scraps to create the body of the bee, then spent a considerable amount of time carving it. I then created the wings and legs which were individually soldered on.
The hand fabricated paddle chain is 17-19", adjustable. Sterling silver.
This piece is one of a kind.