I am the Captain of the Handmade Division and this month we are all answering the question:
What new project are you working on right now and why?
I've been working on these really special lockets for two clients who lost their brother. It was a very emotional process as my Grandmother passed away while I was making them, so I felt very connected to the meanings of the pieces.
One was made to hold their brother's hair, and the other was made so the picture can be changed.
I hope you enjoy looking at my process and the final pieces:
When I create custom items I show my clients a drawing first. After the two sisters saw the drawing they requested that the tree take up more space, so the symbol and tree split the space evently. You can see how this was done in the wax model and finished pieces.
This is the wax of the locket before it was cast in sterling silver.
Here you can see the Locket wax model from the top. Their are two slots, one for the glass to protect the photo and one for the photo. The glass and photo will be added after the wax is cast in sterling silver.
Here you can see how I set hair permanently behind the photo of their brother Kai.
Here's the two finished lockets. Both are sterling silver and have glass set to protect the photos.
The other side of the lockets have a beautiful Tree growing from a symbol. One of the sisters has this as a Tattoo.
Thanks for reading and check out the other members that wrote about the same topic this month:
Lisa Hopkins Design: http://www.lisahopkinsdesign.blogspot.com
WATTO Distinctive Metal Wear: www.wattoonline.com/news