A great guy from Italy has asked me to make a one-of-a-kind Cymbidium Orchid Pendant. He has chosen this picture for me to sculpt by...I personally think it's a wonderful choice and obviously there is a special meaning to this flower.
I can't wait to get started on this piece...the Cymbidium Orchid is an absolutely beautiful flower and adding one of these pearls below to the center is going to be striking!
He has named this piece, "Isabella" and what a beautiful name to go with such a beautiful flower.
I searched out for a 7.5mm Black Pearl and these are the two that were sent to me to pick from. They are both so beautiful that I will add one to the center of the Cymbidium Orchid and probably make an Orchid ring with the other one...only time will tell.
I will have two suprises for this piece...I hope you will keep an eye on Isabella.
Update: Showing my work in wax can be scary and this is no exception but I'm keeping my client on top of things and this is the next step before casting. Once cast she will have several finishes including sandblasting to give her a soft glow and polished on parts of the lip (tongue part) to show the detail in the cymbidium. I'm crossing my finger on this...but I feel the detail will be worth the extra work.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Potinara Susan Fender Cattleya Orchid Ring
There is so much character in this little ring. I hand sculpted this Orchid using the Lost Wax Method.
The Orchid is a Cattleya Orchid with 3 small buds with two tiny leaves to the left and two small leaves on the right.
This is ring is a size 6.5 but can be sized at no charge.
Weight 9 grams of Sterling Silver. Orchid Measures 7/8" wide