These are some oldies, but goodies. Last year the studio was tapped to create some prop pieces for the TV show Reign. Below you can see the process of creating pieces that are emblems for Mary, Queen of Scots personal bible. The design was sourced from films stills to recreate the elements of the prop. The emblems were later attached to a hand bound book by a bookbinder. – Alexis
|To remove the pieces from their wood bases I simply soaked them in water, here you can see all five designs.|
|The show needed to have replicas of the props, which meant making multiples. I made molds directly from the wax carvings to duplicate the designs.|
|Here you can see that all the pieces casted well, I even have the extras that worked on the left. I filed and polished them up before eventually goldplating them.|
|Here are the final pieces with antique looking goldplating. Duotang-like tabs were added to the back so that they could easily be attached to the book props as the emblems on Mary, Queen of Scots personal bible.|
Today is the last day of the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and she has lots of
Upcoming Saturday August 10th, 2013 we will be offering for the first time our Name Plate One Day Class.
Sign up today to design and learn how to hand pierce with a jeweller’s saw a name plate which you can wear on a necklace or bracelet. Make one with your own or a special someone’s name or initials or maybe even just a random word!
|The class sample made by onsite goldsmith Alexis using brass.|
I am back in the studio after taking part in the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit. I thought I would jump back into work right away, but today is my day of inaction.
I wanted to thank all the folks that visited me, bought pieces, came to give me treats, or lent a helping hand. I relish the opportunity to step outside of my introspective head-space to interact with people and chat about my work. I feel very fortunate to have been a part of the art show this year.
If you didn’t get the chance to visit, you should head over to my blog to check out some of my newest work and read possibly my strangest post yet. You have been warned!
|My hand making some adjustments in my jewellery case.|
|Thank you Ellen, Lianne and Manaf for the treats!|