A custom jewelry designer probably makes more commitment jewelry than any other single category. At least that seems to be the case with my work. But people choose to memorialize other events, occasions and ideas with custom jewelry and these projects provide a fun opportunity to explore interesting geometries and make things besides rings.
I posted this beginning 3D draft of an interesting group of projects on my Facebook page a couple of weeks ago. The clown project evolved very nicely into a 14K gold, magic clown holding a bunch of balloons with a rainbow of gems in the background!
The finished piece incorporated both a bail and a pin finding so it could be worn as a pin or pendant. And although it was fairly flat to lay nicely as a pendant, I used perspective to create the effect of a clown reaching and stepping forward, as though to hand the balloons to someone. He appears to be turned slightly to his left, and reaching forward with his right hand while stepping forward with his right leg, bringing the right side of his body, the left side as you face the pendant, a little closer to the viewer.
The balloons are made of cabochon cut gemstones in emerald, ruby, garnet, sapphire and amethyst. Tiny rubies, emeralds and tsavorite garnets make up the rainbow.
It was nice to hear that the recipient of the gift, to celebrate a 30th anniversary…loved it! I welcome any interesting design challenges at Gary Dawson Jewelry Design.