You might remember the last silver owl that I made got melted with the torch. I didn't take any chances with this one and wired him together instead. One eye is a tad lower than the other one but so is one of mine so maybe that was my unconscious mind working through my hands. :D He's made of 16 gauge square sterling silver and stands not quite 1 3/4" tall.
I started my jewelry making journey in 2006 and it quickly took over my spare room and spread out into the living room. I was able to retire from my civil service job in August 2008 and I'm now able to focus on it full time.