Tuesday, June 8, 2010
It's still very rough, so please don't mind the unsanded edges and the lack of finish. But here it is, warts and all! I'll be working on it some more over the next couple of days and I PROMISE it'll look better.
The buyer and I started this custom piece by scouring the internet looking for a large Sleeping Beauty cab. Finding such a nice clear blue stone without much matrix was a bit more difficult than I imagined, but we finally found two that were very close to what she wanted. I bought both and planned to return the one she didn't want, but it was so nice that I couldn't stand to part with it. (Can you believe that! )
She liked the designs of a couple of other of my pieces, an ocean jasper pendant and a cherry creek ring, so I started making some sketches.
However, I'm definitely keeping these sketches for future projects and inspiration. I really like a few of them. In fact, can you see the middle drawing in the top row? I've started making that setting already. You know, I thought the poor turquoise cab that was rejected needed a home.
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