Monday, June 6, 2011

Done at last!!!

I decided I couldn't live without a copy of "Wind Swept" for myself. So I took my little baby to my wonderful casters. We all thought it would be done at the end of the week, but it took almost a month. Turns out, it was really hard to mold and cast because it's so delicate.

I added all the bezel cups. Funny how simple that sentence is, when soldering on all the bezel cups really put my soldering skills to the test. I soldered on 8 fine silver bezel cups ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Then I custom made and added 2 7mm cups for the pretty Peridots. All in all 10 bezel cups for 10 little gems.

Then I added a multi color liver of sulfur patina.
Sanded it back a little to reveal more of the silver.

And began to set the stones, then I set stones, and finally I set more stones. There are Peridot, Blue Adventurine, Green Adventurine, Moon Stones, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, and a lovely little opal. All in all 10 precious gems are sprinkled around this crown.

Now I just have to make one for me. This one is for a wonderfully patient person who has been waiting for me for, about a year. Thank goodness it turned out so cute. I hope she finds it worth the wait.

There are a couple more pictures of the crown on my flickr site. Thanks for sharing this process with me, it's been a lot of fun and very rewarding.


Eiko82 said...

Wow, words fail to say how much I love this crown. It's a real piece of art.

I'm sure that the new owner will agree with me that it's worth the wait.

Annina said...

wow Paige, it is such an amazing piece, one can really see all the love that went into it. i am sooo happily looking forward to it, and yes, it is absolutely worth the wait! now to go again and look at the photos on flickr ♥

Paige said...

Annina, I'm so glad you like the crown. I'm really sorry it took so very long, but I think it turned out pretty great.

Paige said...

Eiko, thank you so much for your kind words here and on flickr. Your opinion means a lot to me.