We have covered this commission previously, Wendy sent back the bracelet asking:
“Dear Barbara and Malcolm, Today I sent the cuff to you via Speedpost. Should arrive on May 7. Would you please be so kind as to let me know when you receive it. We are out of Hong Kong after May 12 until June 8. This sample of the boar tile that you sent Malcolm typifies the rougher element we originally hoped for. With regard to the new leather band perhaps you could send a photo of the leather before re-constructing the cuff? I am anticipating something in a slightly softer leather, the colour to be lighter and more variegated so it looks a bit worn and, if possible, 1/4 inch wider though that was not in the original brief. Only if possible to do this since you are re-making it anyway. Again many thanks for this consideration. Best regards, Wendy.”
Barbara dismantled the cuff, initiated a search for a local leather maker, bought more leather samples
and started into the medallion with surface punches to (age) the piece. We reported back at each stage and finally sent off the piece for a second time. And yes, the feedback was music to our ears . . .
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