In line with my policy of not being such a photo perfectionist here are the photos of the platypus sculpture.
Sculpture is about 6" by 4.5" in sterling silver. Beak is boulder opal. Seaweed stones are diamonds and rubies. Base is mahogany obsidian cut for the sculpture. Eyes are dark sapphires. It took 2 years to work on and it was all pleasure except for the casting which was difficult but very successful.
Mood: platypus contemplation