What a gorgeous day it was today. The boys started back at school, the sun was shining, and it was so warm. With the doors wide open, my studio was a perfect place to be. Things had ground to a halt somewhat over the Summer, and I have some lovely people who have been patiently waiting for special commissions. Today I had five jobs at the top of my list of 'to do'. I managed to get part way through two of the five - things always take longer than I think they will. Here is a version of a 'Family' necklace, that will soon be off to a lovely lady in Australia.
It's not quite finished here, as I wanted to make sure 'E' was happy with it before I finished it totally. Tomorrow I will add the little bit of picture glass that I have filed to shape, and then I will use a traditional stone setting technique, to 'rub over' the metal and hold the glass in place.
The Family behind this commission... The person who commissioned it - her name means 'life' which is symbolised by the leaf (she called this a seaside daisy which she has growing in her garden in Australia), her mother's name means pearl - hence the keisha pearl, the photo shows her grandmother (as a girl) with her great grandmother. Wow!
I'm really pleased with this. The main bezel is about 2.5cm, and the leaf and pearl just over 1 cm. Its on a really long chain. The tiny scale, and the little pieces, are so me. Its just the sort of thing I would wear. In fact it has been lovely to do a commission that so hits the customers brief, without losing the feeling of my work at all. I just wish I could see her face when she gets it!