I’d been itching to make a big pendant; something that is dramatic and has as strong presence. This is the piece that emerged.
I didn’t start with a formal drawing this time, I just started sketching on the wax.
Blocking out, and roughly carving the wax.
Fine tuning the carving, i.e. “making it pretty”
And after it was magically turned into silver.
I mean that sincerely: I’ve been doing this since I was 15 and I still find the transformation from wax to metal to be magic. I never know exactly how it will look, but I’m excited to see.