To see the larger .pdf version – Click here  The designs were published earlier – here. In fact this commission has had the longest gestation to completion on record. The bench hours were strangely, almost exactly as Barbara had worked out only we short-changed ourselves, but went in with all the info at presentation time – “should cost  this but we will target to complete for this”.

Barbara and Juan-Luis approached this stone so cautiously, pushing and tweeking metal to hug every rounded surface without ever damaging the opal. Our patient client (and good friend) was kept in the loop and actually paid for the last (8) hours of extra work (at our cost) as a gesture to the studio’s perseverance and quality processes. Just so nice to be conducting business this way, with your client as an active working partner.