Folded in two it went straight into the green box, then Marg and I emailed finds:
This unit is from our sold out, first show at Artisan where we showed ‘Tinsmith: An Ordinary Romance” in 2010. Regarding these small spirit guards that we have been asked to make on numerous occasions, the key as we understand it, is to place a mirror within the small architectural device. Spirits, we are told are such curious fellows and can’t resist a small interesting shelter but when one of them sees himself reflected in the mirror, he is sure to behold an ugly terrifying image and quickly goes elsewhere – thus rendering the abode safe and sound. Russian and German folklore is full of such stories that stray into the supernatural but we don’t believe in ghosts, do we?
Stephanie’s sister Jemina is a repeat client and close friend of Jeweller to the Lost. I remember the studio brief on 21-12-2013 when Cesar and Stephanie, her Mum and Sister all visited the studio to embark on their wedding ring brief only to be told that the studio was closing for two months break in a day or two – no time to effect the make. No problem, the design emerged using the sample bands here in the studio. We sold Cesar and Stephanie two finished rings and those rings went through their ceremony. The first few days that the studio resumed work, her ring was back so we could complete the gem settings and bringing the proposed full design to fruition.
© Bh Wedding Ring for Stephanie – Florentine Textured Saddle Ring 925Silver set with chequerboard cushion cut Garnet 1=2.02ct and 2 x Argyle champagne diamonds 2=0.04ct in 9ct Yellow Gold bezel.
© Bh Wedding Ring for Cesar – bevelled band with partial florentine texture in 925 Silver.
More on this when we complete Peter’s leather and 925 silver “Clan” cuff . . . commissioned by Wendy. I so much miss the postage ephemera, I keep every postage stamp for recycling and future artworks. We miss the smaller native birds as they are driven out of the suburban gardens by larger, non-Australian species. Thoughts of all the Australian migrating birds that used the mudflats of Hong Kong as feed and rest stations on their northern journeys to and from Siberia, these environments are shrinking due to landfill and the real estate boom there.