Henry the Hippo Pendant

by Tammy Baalman.
(Willis, Texas)

Henry the Hippo Pendant by Tammy Baalman  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Finished Pendant

Inspiration strikes when you least expect it.

I was perusing through Facebook and came across a picture of the baby hippo Fiona.

Henry the Hippo Pendant by Tammy Baalman  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I started with a rough sketch

I’m on a cute critters kick, so what could be better than a baby hippo pendant!

Henry the Hippo Pendant by Tammy Baalman  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Refined it in a drawing program

My favorite part of the hippo are it’s cute little ears!

Henry the Hippo Pendant by Tammy Baalman  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

And split the drawing up into layers to give the piece more dimension. I sweat soldered it all together and gave him a bit of personality.

Tammy Baalman
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  • Henry’s so cute, Tammy! Lovely to see how he evolved from inspiration to finished pendant. Super adorable. 🙂

  • I LOVE him, I love the layers and how it made the “personality” come through. Adorable.

  • Debra Lowe says:

    Adorable! I used to collect hippo’s and have a huge box of them in the basement…Love hippos.
    Great work~

  • Connie Wilks says:

    Wow – well done. loads of personality!

  • Nice, so lovely!

  • Thank you all for the kind comments! He was so much fun to make.

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