silver fox commission

December 7, 2010 § 3 Comments

“Are there hunters on that planet?”
“No.”
“Ah, that is interesting! Are there chickens?”
“No.”
“Nothing is perfect.” sighed the fox.

(and if you’re wondering what that’s all about, have a look here, or better still go and rummage in a nice bookshop for The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and waste an hour or two with it. It is funny and charming and sad, and contains an excellent drawing of an elephant inside a boa constrictor. What more could one want from a book?)

Anyway, my jewelry is parceled up and on its way to its new owners, so it’s high time it appeared here, too.

One of the best things about working on it was the chance to go home and share my dad’s workshop for a few days. It’s a gorgeous building at the bottom of a slightly wayward garden, with a wood-burner in the corner, a big old station clock ticking on the wall, a billy-can that’s nearly always full of hot tea, and an endless supply of Interesting Things To Play With. I’m very lucky.

The actual process of making the brooches – a family of three foxes for a mother and her two daughters – is fairly slow and laborious, and I kept forgetting to take photos because I was busy sawing and filing and polishing and being unnerved by the behavior of hot solder, but below is a selection of the images I did get.

And here they are all finished and ready to go:-

(Hallmarked sterling silver, polished, and textured using a diamond tool. If you would like one, get in touch; commissions are always welcome.)

Hugs and tea – Amy x

P.S.: This is well worth a look, especially if you are A) interested in collaborative art projects, B) interested in the internet’s incredible ability to make collaborative art happen, C) a fan of Johnny Cash, D) interested in animation, or E) supposed to be doing something boring and important at the moment.

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