Monday, January 23, 2012

Under the Floral Moon...

As soon as I get home from the Shop, I brew some coffee and get to work.  It has been a flurry of activity lately!  My work goes late into night and I find myself sorely lacking sleep, but am happy with the things that are produced.

I created a limited-edition series of "Floral Moon Pendants".  I rolled out porcelain and impressed it with different designs.  I then cut the pendants out and let them dry.  Once they were dry, I hand-tooled them and then fired them.  Once they cooled, I prepared them to be coated in fine silver.

Then the hard work... finishing them.  They're patinated, polished, buffed, waxed, buffed again and polished again.  It's a lot of hand-finishing and it reminded me why I don't make more of these style of pendants!

I think the silver looks sharp and definitely gives the pieces a lunar effect.  They seem to glow with a celestial coolness.  The floral pattern look like craters and accentuates the moon effect.

I only created 16 pendants.  Each one is unique and different and I am pretty confident that I won't be making any more.  Each one is signed on the back and would be perfect as a focal on a necklace.

Imagine it hanging from a simple silver chain or from a piece of leather, embellished with white pearls.  To find out more about the pieces and to get your's, CLICK HERE.

5 comments:

peggy aplSEEDS said...

they are lovely! thanks for sharing!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Sharon Driscoll said...

I love the idea of the silver over the porcelain and what you've done is exceptional, but that sure is a lot of work. With your talent as a colorist I'd love to see you try something to hang like a worry stone. Touchable - but silky. Undertones of color too.

Really - like you need suggestions. LOL

Have a great evening Andrew you know you do beautiful work.

horimarika said...

So pretty pendants! Love them!

Rebecca said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I really appreciate the hard work that you have put into every one. They are even more magical because of it!

Courtney said...

Really beautiful!