“If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done” – Thomas Jefferson
It’s quite epic to know that I haven’t yet arrived at my full potential as a creative. To still be able to surprise myself by pulling off a bespoke piece like this one is what keeps me stepping back into the studio.
The process behind the end product is where the passion lies for me. I love creating an impossible concept, deconstructing it into little pieces to find a way to endless possibilities. What it takes to make the impossible possible. Limitations. Frameworks. Not having all the pieces of the puzzle. These are the best solutions to what is not yet created. Missing puzzle pieces, limited supplies, strict frameworks, these are opportunities of the best kind.
Pre-loved gold (a brooch, a ring, a pendant and a chain). The family diamond. A cuttlebone casting method. Last but not least thread an element of sentiment through to the end.
Was I sure it was going to work, no I’ve never done anything like it before. In fact I was sure it wouldn’t. But pushing past to see what lies on the other side of fear was so worth the risk. I risked it all for this piece and I think it’s the best one yet.
The square gold wire was taken as is from the brooch and made into a complimentary dainty ring to gently lock into the center piece. The brooch was the sentimental piece that was there in the beginning and will live on to the end.
@lc_783 @millidreyer thank you