Mahogany Neckpiece

This was a real collaborative effort & a joy to work with such a talented man.. @chrisjenkinsartist came to me with an idea that he’d had for his wife’s 5th wedding anniversary gift (the equally talented @johummelnewell ) Traditionally represented by wood, which has proved to be a tricky one for me to combine with silver in the past. Chris’s idea combined both of our skills, he hand carved some pieces of mahogany into asymmetric shapes (his wife’s favourite) & asked that I inlay 5 silver stars (representing 5 years of marriage) in the shape of a star constellation. I then set the whole piece into a flush, chunky silver mount to give it a contemporary, slick finish. On the reverse, I hand inscribed the lyrics of their favourite song …. She loved it.. Phew!!!

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Measuring the frame of the setting.

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Soldering the frame onto the backing ready to set the mahogany.

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The finished piece.

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The lyrics of their favourite song hand inscribed on the back.

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