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!

Views: 162

Comment

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

Join crafthaus

Comment by Jen Townsend on December 29, 2011 at 11:26pm

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

Comment by alice simpson on August 12, 2011 at 1:29pm

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 2:56pm

BRAVISSIMO!

Comment by Jen Townsend on June 10, 2011 at 5:27am

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 3:29am

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 10:43am
WOW!  What an amazing dress!  Great timing!
Comment by Peg Blackley on June 8, 2011 at 7:57am
Wonderful!  I loved seeing the progression from wax to finished piece.  Beautiful work!
Comment by Maria Apostolou on June 8, 2011 at 12:47am
Amazing! You have truly captured the spirit of the opera with this piece.
Comment by Claudia Rush on June 7, 2011 at 4:57pm
Delightful! both the piece and the video.
Comment by Linda Kaye-Moses on June 7, 2011 at 4:42pm
Stunning piece. I am so impressed with your skills and vision.

2016 Crafthaus Project Grant

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.

2016 Deadline:

September 30, 2016.

Eligibility and additional information: https://is.gd/qhlXfz

Entry form

Latest Activity

Beverly Tadeu posted photos
9 hours ago
Melissa Cameron posted a blog post

In today’s Seattle Times

Detail image of work My House – Tanya Lippe’s Lunch Box, made out of a section of Tanya’s lunch box and stainless steel.An article entitled:…See More
yesterday
Kathleen Janvier is now a member of crafthaus
yesterday
The Justified Sinner commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Ommisions!
"Anne,  How wonderful to know that you are a member in the US! I am a member of SNAG too and I wish we had more cross-over members. Are you going to be entering our next "20:20" exhibition?"
yesterday
anne havel commented on The Justified Sinner's blog post Ommisions!
"thank you for posting this dauvit!!  i just joined ACJ this past week and i was excited to see the work featured in "choice".  i am excited to be a new member, despite being here in the u.s.!"
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted photos
Thursday
Brigitte Martin liked Harriete Estel Berman's blog post Exhibition Issues Both Good and Bad Solutions
Thursday
Jessica Tolbert joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Crafthaus Project Grant 2016

Every other year, crafthaus awards a micro grant to a craft artist regardless of their location, professional background, or chosen craft field.The grant is unrestricted and intended to provide assistance for an interesting new personal or group…See More
Wednesday

Masthead Credits

Karen Lester,Warwickshire, UK

Brooch, Fluidity Series.

Cast bone china, glaze, slip, silver.

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service