I decided to recreate a piece of ancient Greek jewelry: a snake bracelet, here have some history: Spiral bracelets in the form of snakes were very popular in the Hellenistic period. This type of bracelet, like a snake coiled around the wearer's arm, continues the form found in the Classical period. Such bracelets were always worn in pairs, around the wrists or the upper arms. The size of this pair, solid gold and quite heavy, indicates that they were meant for the upper arm. The goldsmith took pains to recreate the sinuous motion of a coiled snake and the texture of its skin at the head and tail. The back loop-closure, which was held by a copper fastening pin, is rather unusual; most snake bracelets slipped on.
A lot of the detail that I carved into the clay was lost when I added the paint, gold leaf, mica power and gloss mix, but I still think that it came out well. And no it can't be worn, it's for display only.