Two years ago, my daughter Bree married her sweetheart Nick. The reception was at a barn. Yes, that’s right…a beautifully renovated and restored barn. One of my favorite photos from the event was taken through the window pane…while I don’t see the wedding party (other than one of the flower girls on the left in the white dress), I love this picture.
This week, I finally put my mad skillz to the test and created a piece that captures just a wee bit of what I see when I look at this picture. Since I prefer to work in smaller scale, I didn’t put in a lot of detail…just a glimpse of a bouquet of flowers.
I know it doesn’t look very miniature in this photo, but trust me…it’s less than an inch high! Copper and sterling silver, I drew and etched the flowers, cut out the frame and soldered the “cross pieces” in place, textured the frame to make it look a little more rustic, and riveted the two pieces of metal together. The back has a tube bail to insert a simple chain into. After a good polishing, the copper back was sealed.
I’m quite pleased with the concept, and think Looking In will be the first in a series. I have a couple of other ideas bouncing around in my mind already.