Tuesday, January 17, 2012

hand pendant

Here's another wax in the process of being molded! This pendant is two pieces, the hand fits into the lace cuff, allowing the pendant to be cast in two different metals (imagine! a silver hand with a bronze cuff, or a shibuichi hand with a silver cuff....). I made this with Victorian elements in mind, thinking it would look nice with a cast key or little bird held from the fingertips. This piece has sat on my work bench for a long while and was actually cast once (it just didn't look right, so I did it over). I would pick it up, carve a little on it, then set it down again. I have lots of pieces like that, in various stages of completion, waiting for their turn to be finished and polished. I think this piece will be one that gets a little extra detailing before its cast, like adding a tiny, sparkling ring, or maybe the cuff will get pierced, allowing light to pass through its bell-like shape - small details to make each one unique. That said, I'll probably end up making a handful then moving onto something else! Sometimes I have such a limited attention span. Anyway, this piece will also debut at The Best Bead Show and the To Bead True Blue Show happening a few days from now in Tucson, AZ. Stop by and see the new things!

7 comments:

Tejae: Heart Shaped Art said...

this pink victorian hand image makes me want to take my wax out and play. i haven't in a while and i can hear it whispering to me. very clever piece. thanks for sharing it.

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh but that is so lovely! I love to see the behind the scenes process as well. I appreciate your work so much more knowing the detail and time that goes into it. It is a treasure waiting to be hatched I think! Enjoy the day, Miss Cynthia!
Erin

Sharon Driscoll said...

THAT is so incredible. Cleaver is not enough to describe how wonderful that is going to look made into a piece of jewelry.

beth hemmila & hint jewelry said...

This is such a cool idea! I love that it will be in two pieces and could be out of different metals. Another amazing design :)

Rebecca said...

I'm like Erin, I love to see and hear about the behind the scenes progress of the artists I love! I can't wait to see how the final version of this turns out.

My Life Under the Bus said...

Oh this is gorgeous I have a few victorian mourning pins with hands. I don't know why they are so intriguing I think because they are the source of creativity, kindness, giving etc - Love this!!!

Gold Charm said...

If you make two pieces where the hand is fragmented and mobile along with the top then it would be more interesting...nice creation.