Doing large intricate pieces are a passion, but rarely do I ever recover the cost of raw material, and the man hours it take to make them are purely for enjoyment..
The Pendant is a direct casting of a flower I have in my home. This is the sister flower from the same plant I casted from.
Today I started working on the pendant/broach again. It feels good..and scary... So far I have used the Silver Orchid as a paper weight, and a prop for photography... Here it is before I started working on it again.. (In all it's prop glory)
Granted it is a bit hard to see the detail when it's draped in rubies... But there could be worse things to be draped in I suppose!
So back to the passion project I go, perhaps one day soon I will blog with an update and a picture of the final product.
The ruby earrings are available on line at: Aly Dahl Designs