In this commissioned piece, a talented friend of mine that I have worked with for many years came to me with an enameled purple iris of hers to set in a pendant. I designed a setting for her beautiful enameled piece that incorporated the organic forms from the cuttle bone casting technique, which I felt really highlighted the natural beauty of the subject. I accented her enameled piece with a bezel set oval faceted Amethyst that you can see at the top of the pendant.
What a success; the colors of the gemstone and the texture of the cuttle bone casting combine together with Ligia’s enameled iris to create a stunning pendant.
Previously during her career in miniature work, Ligia and I have worked as a team. Her talent for enameling paired with my metal work has created some very stunning art pieces. I have worked together with other artists as well, setting their creations to complete the design.