|Supplies are laid out on the bench ready ...|
"This lady not only has a great sense of fashion, she is also a great cook with a successful blog called Freakycurry.com, and a mom as well as a very nice person! We agreed on a budget, and discussed her ideas in more detail."
"My client was looking for some very large statement earrings with a Bollywood feel. I had never made anything quite so dramatic before, so I was very excited to be asked to work on this custom order for her."
... and an idea gradually emerges
|Et voila! These really do have a Bollywood feel to them!|
Thank you for showing us how your earrings progressed, Gaiana. We're sure your customer was delighted with her purchase! In our second glimpse behind the scenes, we're delighted to be visiting CapitalCityCrafts to watch Barbara working at her bench.
|Barbara's cast silver butterflies, acorns and twigs are piled up on her bench waiting to be turned into jewellery|
"Each acorn has be carefully cast in two parts. I solder each one and finish it into a one of a kind sculpture. To make the cap, I carefully carve details and a tiny leaf."
|Barbara has finished preparing and polishing these butterflies, and is now setting them with gemstones|
"I worked with a CAD designer to make the master butterfly piece, which was then printed with a 3D printer. I then had to finish the master by hand before the mold was made for the casting."
|And this is where all Barbara's jewelry magic takes place!|
Thank you Barbara for sharing this fascinating insight into your work! We love all your silver creations!
I do hope you have all enjoyed our looking at our JET Team benches this week. Until next time!