Monday, July 20, 2009

Commissions - IV - Miriam's Castle

I finished another commission today. This was a great project that I really enjoyed.

A customer from Ireland had purchased one of my necklaces depicting a castle. When I sent off her necklace, I noticed her address was Old Tower House so when I next emailed her, I asked if she lived in a tower and that was what had attracted her to the castle necklace.

She explained that she looks out at a tower...and then asked if I could make her a necklace of that. So a couple of photos later and a few emails back and forth, and I started making Miriam's Castle.

Here's the photo she sent me:

And here is my interpretation in the form of the finished necklace:

Making it reminded me of how much I like doing architectural pieces. Miriam asked for a similar style to the previous necklace she had bought, with a touch of whimsy, so I kept it plain, not textured and simple.

It looks like a fascinating building - one I'd like to go and explore...such interesting roof lines and combinations of curves and straight lines.... Wonder how the tower was used?..... Hope Miriam likes her castle...


~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

This is unbelievable! I'd tell you to have it cast, but you don't have it anymore. You're such a great artist Miss Ruth!

Ruth said...

Thanks Lora. Don't think it could be cast easily as it is hollow...Anyhow - I love the construction side of it, so it's a pleasure to make! Appreciate your comments.