A CHAINSAW carver from Wrexham has revealed the process behind a carving made for the popular TV show Game of Thrones.

Simon O'Rourke, from Rossett, was selected by show creators HBO to create a unique piece for the programme.

The piece Simon create was a case for the dragon eggs, and to do so he was sent an official prop from the show.

In a post online, Simon said: "I was selected as one of 18 artists to kick of the promotions for the final season of Game of Thrones. HBO approached me and asked me to make something new from a piece of the show's history.

"I was sent an official show prop from the HBO to design something around, and guess which prop it was, the dragon eggs! The actual eggs from the show!

"The brief was to create a casing for the eggs as if they were being gifted to Daenerys for the first time."

Simon explained his process behind the carving on the HBO website.

"Once the concept was decided, I needed the right piece of wood. I had a large stem of Yew in my yard, which had been waiting eight years for the right project," said Simon.

"It’s a beautiful colour inside, and this particular piece had such a gorgeous looking outer skin. I had to change my design to include some of the amazing texture.

“Getting a lid mechanism to cover the eggs when closed, sit nicely on the edges of the wings, and not touch the eggs when opening and closing.

“Starting from the interior, the teeth inside serve the main purpose of holding the eggs upright, and also give it a dangerous edge. The scaly lid is reminiscent of dragon scales, as is the exterior fixed section. I chose to go with an organic feel, a feel of a mutated dragon.

“The random teeth add to this mutated feel and give a really edgy and uncertain aspect — which ties in with the whole idea of a dragon's egg. The feeling of danger is heightened by the thought of the lid snapping shut.

“Around this organic casing is the shroud formed as abstract dragon wings. This gives the feel of protection over the eggs and shows off the grain of the wood. The smooth finish on this aspect also has a good contrast to the scales of the inner shell, and the rippled texture of the outer wood.

“The ash wood carrying poles were a functional and useful addition, as well as giving an impression of a very valuable cargo. I chose stainless steel rings to thread the poles through as the shiny steel is a real compliment to the natural material of the wood.”