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!

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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.

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