It all starts with a block of carving wax…
Daphna at work at her bench
Creating a french bulldog ring
The little frenchie starting to take shape.
The wax model is done
It’s then cast in metal – either brass, silver, bronze, or gold.
This is Daphna’s original sketch for the ring
A sketch for a lion ring
The lion ring’s wax model. The red areas are a different type of wax which is applied with heat to add details.
Finished lion ring in brass
A life-like frog wax model
And the finished frog
Sketch for a koala ring
Finished koala ring
Another leopard, this one in silver
A silver bear
Smaller wolf ring
Bear cub earrings
Bear paw necklace
Log slice ring
Dragon ring. This one is my favorite!