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Spectacles for a Fish Goddess, ©1993, 3 x 6-1/2 x 6-1/4 inches, Brass, copper, sterling silver, 14 karat & 18 karat gold, shell, coral beads. Two fish face each other with the universe coming from their mouths in a stream. Cells in each fish have torch fired enamels of blue, coral and tan. One lens is a coral bead in a bezel. There is a tiny crab, a spiral and some stars. The flowing universe motif continues on the temples. The other lens is the top of a shell. Scroll down for more details. $3600.

Above: the back side. I think it's very important for the "hidden" side to be as interesting as the front. All the brass parts are etched in nitric acid to get the lines.

Above: the righthand lens. I love making these weird bezels. The coloring on the brass is created by brushing flux on the lighter area, then heating with an acetylene torch. I remove the flux glass with vinegar or hot water. You have to make sure the flux is completely gone.

Above: the left hand lens. You can see a tiny crab near the bottom of the photo. It's between 1/4 and 3/8 of an inch high.

Above: one of the temples (the part that holds the spectacles on your ears). I have attached the coral bead with a little twisted wire that echoes the spiral on the left eyepiece.

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