A lovely commission, to create a medallion-style pendant for a dragon lover.
Cast from a wax sculpture made using my new Wolf wax carving tools. It was an absolute delight to have 18 diverse and well-made tools on hand for whatever type of cut or scrape I needed. I’m looking forward to many more sculptures using them.
The final dragon is a little hefty at around 16g of sterling silver, even with the smooth, hollowed underside. Available from my Etsy Shop.
I will also be making bronze versions – let me know via etsy or the contact form if you’d like to be notified when they’re available.
I reverse-engineered the design of this ring from two photos, in order to manufacture a replacement. Six prongs holding a round-cut stone of quite hefty size, mounted on a smoothly bifurcated band, all in 9ct gold. Lost-wax cast, and a great experience – I love the result, and the gold was lovely to work with.
The lovely lady herself supplied the sartorially-enhanced pipe-smoking T-Rex, and I complimented it with a solid but romantic Stegosaurus.
A swirling set of matching silver-backed copper necklace and simple studs.
Phew, this was a challenge – in 2005, I was commissioned to make a mixed-materials pendant for someone’s partner, based on his tattoo (hope he doesn’t mind me sharing his shoulder!)
The final product was a translucent green soapstone gecko clinging to a coconut shell leaf, with claws and eyes inlaid in mother of pearl, and went all the way to Australia.