I wanted to show you this one’s progress so I started by looking at my doodles.
To get in the mood.
Then I found a stone and designed around it.
And included a little bit of the left over filigree experiment.
I traced the finished shape on some sticky back clear film (which I forgot to photograph) but here’s the general shape
Next I wrapped the stone in bezel wire.
And then everything went to pot and I forgot my good intentions of showing you my process and delved into the world of turquoise jewelry design ponderings until –
lo and behold
So now all I have left is to present you with this.
And its story.
Today Marcos Haverbrook, Royal Jeweler to HRH Significanta Regina of the Kingdom of Spry, made this outstanding piece to commemorate the upcoming Festival of Awkward Flowers which is to be held in honour of Cornelius Audenberry III, intrepid botanist to the Queen. Audenberry arrived safely back from his latest expedition to the small islands known as The Bora Kowlandis last month and has since been documenting his discoveries with the aid of Haverbrook, and Trevor de Manous, Royal Painter. The Bora Knowlandis, which are located in the Black Fur Waters of the Jinta Ocean, is home to hundreds of extraordinarily rare botanical species, including the Green Bellied Corfunculus which has been so beautifully captured in Haverbrook’s exquisite work as seen above.
Also to be shown at the festival will be a selection of de Manous’ vivid representations of Audenberry’s field sketches. Including this one of the Startled Bee Trap which Cornelius found growing near the north shores of the third island known as Lower Knowlandis.
The Festival of Awkward Flowers is to be held next month in the Royal Gardens.