Just recently I have finished two custom pieces for a lady who saw my work at a craft fair, liked my style so commissioned me to design and make her something.
The first piece was a cuff bangle for which my now client had some small cowrie shells that she wanted incorporated as the feature on this cuff.
My client was very happy with these ideas so I went a head and made a start, carving in the wax.
Above the cuff with the settings for the shells, and right iv'e put the shells in with blue-tack and blue-tacked the wax coral on to get an idea of how it will look.
Above is the unique cuff in progress. It's come back form the casters i've cleaned it up and also the gold coral inspired accents. My next move is to solder the gold pieces on, also in the picture you can see i've added the little gold balls which represent sea bubbles.
The metals are sterling silver 925, 9ct yellow gold 375, and 18ct yellow gold 750.
This is the final image I have of this unique cuff, completely finished and being worn by the client. I got the impression that she was very happy with the work I did for her as she immediately commissioned another exclusive piece, a ring. I'll talk about that next time.
Nicole Smith, Tasmania, Australia.