The opulent Etruscan revival jewelry from the late 1800′s has always been one of my favorites.
For Fall we created cameos out of Lucite for the first time and set them into gilded metal that’s encrusted with crystal vines and moss agate. I was able to capture a real 3d sense — the woman’s face emerges from the piece and is lightly shaded by delicate painting of the cameo.
I used a Victorian coral pin from the late 1800′s as my model.
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