As you may have noticed I had beed neglecting my blog recently. To be honest – since the New Year’s started… This is the reason of my absence, the most challenging custom order since the beginning of my jewellery adventure:
It was a very specific and very challenging order: the customer had emailed me…. a youtube link to a song titled “Thousands Little Yellow Flowers” (rough translation from Polish) asking whether I could create something inspired by that song! As you can see almost every word of the title inspired me 🙂 There isn’t really “thousands” flowers but they are quite a few of them; they are little and they have the yellow colour. I wanted the piece to be organic and natural – like the real flowers, and also dramatic – like the music of that song is.
I’m really pleased I followed the initial design pretty closely 🙂 The flowers were made petal by petal, one by one with yellow Jasper smooth rounds (2mm) and Freshwater Pearls (1mm!!! and 2.5mm) and then oxidised, polished and buffed to shine. The frame was formed separately, waeved and wrapped patiently and only when it was also oxidised I stitched the flowers onto the frame with a thin wire. The droplets in the neckpiece were firstly chosen to be Tanzanite faceted pear briolettes but after I oxidised the piece it was decided to change them for more misterious looking smooth Labradorite teardrops. After all the components were secured, tightly stitched and weaved together I gave the necklace yet another polish and buff for the finishing touch and good shine.
There is a ring and a bangle matching the neckpiece but each piece can be worn on its own 🙂
I’m happy. I finished a big order.
The email I mentioned… it has a date of 13 October 2008… pretty long creative process 😉