I’m so tickled to have made another bottle opener to keep my ‘Chicken Creature bottle opener‘ company. I plan on making a series of animal style bottle openers; they look like little sculptures -- well, they actually ARE sculptures I suppose -- and they make themselves useful as a bonus. Let me know if there’s a particular animal you’d be interested in, and I’ll see if I can conjure one up.
I used the tack-and-bend method to make this little guy. The base metal is 1/4” round rod.
The final appearance of tack-and-bend looks to me like a casting, but with negative space (‘holes’) sprinkled throughout the piece. I find negative space to be just as, if not more, interesting than a solid mass.
Numerous bottled beverages were opened (and consumed) with this little guy during the quality control testing phase, so I can personally attest to its functionality as well as its thirst-quenchability.
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