Saturday, February 13, 2016

Commissions...

Occasionally, I accept commissions. I don't have a lot of time to work on my current projects, so I'm generally reluctant to take on anything new.  I'll sometimes make exceptions for someone I know, or if they seem really invested in my work and respect me as an artist.  Unfortunately, I've been burned in the past and that puts a damper on my enthusiasm to take on new commissions.  I've been in scenarios where I've spent hundreds of hours making things and then have the client not like it or want to make a change (and the sort of change that  requires you to remake it entirely and not just alter something).  I've even had folks completely bail on payment or any form of compensation.  This latter situation isn't so bad if I still have the piece (because I can generally find another buyer for it), but there have been times that I've sent things out on good faith and haven't been squared up with.  Oh well.  It happens.  I try not to dwell on such things.

Anyway... this is a piece that I made for someone looking for a gift for his girlfriend.  I don't know if he'll end up getting it or not, but if not... that's okay.  I like it a lot and would be happy with it hanging out with me a little longer.  It's made of sterling silver with a vintage rose-cut chocolate sapphire and granulated fine silver.  If he ends up getting it, the plan is to make a really cool, handcrafted chain to go with it.  If he doesn't, I'll probably hold on to it and eventually sell just the pendant.  But hopefully he likes it!

3 comments:

Ann Schroeder said...

It's so beautiful. I don't know how he could not like it.

Marie D'Onofrio said...

It's GORGEOUS!

Sarajo Wentling said...

Very cool piece! I'm so glad that you were willing to work with Eric for a special gift for me. That necklace is one of my very special treasures!