Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold ‘Tainan’ AM/AOS|
American Orchid Society (AOS) asked me to re-create Oncidium Jiuhbao Gold ‘Tainan’ AM/AOS which was featured on their 50th Year Poster in 2009. Needless to say...I was nervous! I tried very hard to mimic the different flips and curls in my wax model as shown in the poster.
I've decided to part with last Sterling Silver Pendant, if interested you can find out more on my Etsy site.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
have just a moment to add these pics...we are packing up the trailer for the show and I'm still running around picking up banners & card holders.
We are back from our show and this elegant Orchid Bracelet Sold in the first three hours of the shows first day.
I'm in the process of making a new bracelet, if interested I'll notify you once this piece is completed!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
From the Greek Phalaina (meaning "moth") and opsis (meaning "appearance")
I sculpted this Orchid from a book called "Growing Successful Orchids" by Mark Isaac-Williams. The orchids name is called P. "Little Hal" so it's only fitting that we give credit to the grower of this beautiful orchid and call it "Little Hal"
This pendant brings elegance to my new Orchid Collection.
This orchid is available in Sterling Silver although it can be ordered in 14kt or 18kt Gold. Pendant measures 1 1/4" x 1. 1/4"
The 18" Chain is a 2.6 mm Sterling Silver Byzantine Chain made in Italy.
I hand Sculpted each Orchid using the method called Lost Wax which allows me add the detail I want in each piece.
This Pendant can be purchase without the Chain.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This is my signature Potinara Susan Fender Orchid found on the front cover of the book, The World's Most Beautiful Orchids put together by Greg Allikas & Ned Nash.
This Orchid caught my eye several years ago because of the velvet ripples in the lip or labellum and to me, it is the most beautiful orchid in the world. If you have time, Goggle the title and just look at the Orchid on the front cover...it's breathtaking.
I have added an 18" Sterling Silver 2.6mm Byzantine Chain which makes a beautiful statement on it's own.
It's just a beautiful piece and words can't describe the depth of detail that was added when sculpting this piece. Pictures do not do it justice.
Pendant Size: 2" wide x 2"
I have just finished the matching Ring, Earrings and two Bracelets to this Cattleya Orchid Collection.
Update: This piece was a Limited Edition and was replaced by my New Cattleya Orchid Pendant & Ring. Cattleya Orchid Necklace