This video documents the making of a silver necklace inspired by Mozart's "The Magic Flute". The green and purple material is wax, which is then cast (using the lost wax casting process) into silver. This necklace is made up of 50 cast parts and 7 tube set diamonds. This necklace is the first in a series of pieces inspired by the opera. Coming soon: Turandot, Isolde & the Queen of Spades!

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Comment by Jen Townsend on December 30, 2011 at 12:26am

@ Alice - I love your Queen of the Night!  Wonderful to see kindred work!

Comment by alice simpson on August 12, 2011 at 2:29pm

Wonderful and operatic. Thank you for sharing the progress of this extraordinary work and process. 

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

I invite you to see my  version of "Queen of the Night" at: www.alicesimpson.com/QUEEN_OF_THE_NIGHT.html"

Comment by Regina Rose Malone on June 12, 2011 at 3:56pm

BRAVISSIMO!

Comment by Jen Townsend on June 10, 2011 at 6:27am

Thank you everybody for the terrific feedback! 

@ Miriam - I'm checking out the show now - thanks!

 

Comment by Miriam Rowe on June 10, 2011 at 4:29am

Hi Jen, this video is fantastic! I'm curating an exhibition for Crafthaus called "Piece Progressions", and I think your video would fit the theme extremely well: since your video is very self-explanatory you wouldn't need to submit anything extra, just the video. If you are interested, the description of the exhibition is here: http://crafthaus.ning.com/group/crafthausexhibition/forum/topics/ca...

Comment by Catherine Witherell on June 8, 2011 at 11:43am
WOW!  What an amazing dress!  Great timing!
Comment by Peg Blackley on June 8, 2011 at 8:57am
Wonderful!  I loved seeing the progression from wax to finished piece.  Beautiful work!
Comment by Maria Apostolou on June 8, 2011 at 1:47am
Amazing! You have truly captured the spirit of the opera with this piece.
Comment by Claudia Rush on June 7, 2011 at 5:57pm
Delightful! both the piece and the video.
Comment by Linda Kaye-Moses on June 7, 2011 at 5:42pm
Stunning piece. I am so impressed with your skills and vision.

Latest Activity

Leo Genkin posted photos
1 hour ago
Sara Brown posted photos
1 hour ago
Niki Grandics posted photos
1 hour ago
david choi left a comment for Leo Genkin
"pleasure meeting you virtually! "
3 hours ago
david choi and Leo Genkin are now friends
3 hours ago
Leo Genkin left a comment for Mindy Recht
"hahahaha! right up my alley! Thanks for the add. (:"
3 hours ago
Leo Genkin left a comment for Suzanne Golden
"Hey Suzanne, Yes, always great to meet kindreds in the hood. (: I'm still finding my way around cyberspace. And was so happy to find crafthaus just recently, so pardon me, the photos are on the way. Here are some of my work on pinterest.…"
4 hours ago
Suzanne Golden left a comment for Leo Genkin
"HI Leo....Nice to meet you in the "neighborhood."  Thank you for your compliment on my work.  I see that you are a Master MetalSmith!  Is any of your work posted??? "
5 hours ago
Brigitte Martin liked Kay Adams's photo
5 hours ago
Beth Williams and Judy H Morgan are now friends
6 hours ago
Vincent Pontillo posted a photo

s(h)elf

necklaceebony, maple, mink, leather, sterling silver33x18x10cm2014In this work I attempt to speak about family connections and learned traits, while questioning the modes and methods in which boys learn how to become men. By referencing and…
7 hours ago
Jaime Sawka liked Li-Chu Wu's photo
8 hours ago
Jim Binnion and Katie Saunders are now friends
9 hours ago
Peters Valley School of Craft posted a blog post

Join Simon Levin at Peters Valley School of Craft

Exposed Clay: Making Work for the Anagama on July 25-28 & Firing the Peters Valley Anagama on July 29-August 5, unloading August 10. Wood firing has truth ~ The process can be used to reveal & evoke information. In this workshop you will be playing, experimenting, testing & learning about raw materials in form and…See More
10 hours ago
Mindy Recht left a comment for Leo Genkin
"Brigitte should have said totally irreverent!  Welcome - I don't spend enough time here, but it's great. Mindy"
12 hours ago
Checha Sokolovic shared Carrie Garrott's photo on Facebook
19 hours ago
Checha Sokolovic liked Carrie Garrott's photo
19 hours ago
Checha Sokolovic liked Carrie Garrott's photo
19 hours ago
Checha Sokolovic liked Carrie Garrott's photo
19 hours ago
Checha Sokolovic liked Carrie Garrott's photo
19 hours ago

© 2014   Created by Brigitte Martin.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service