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A Design a Day – Day 173

Another design from my past…

Colored Pencil and Gouache Onyx, Emerald and Diamond Chandelier Earring Rendering on Vellum Paper by Joana Miranda

And because the hour is late and my brain is a little fried, I’ll resort again to more wise words than I can pen:

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us. E.M. Forster

A Design a Day – Day 33

Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Emerald Bird Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda
Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Emerald Bird Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda

I did the rendering above for a client a few years back.  I then hand carved the wax and sent it out to be cast in 18K yellow gold.  Flush-setting the diamond “eye” and prong-setting the emeralds was a challenge for me at the time since I had never prong set stones before.  I was happy with the finished result, although my picture-taking skills at that time were a little less sophisticated…

18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Bird Pendant by Joana Miranda
18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Bird Pendant by Joana Miranda

The money I earned with this pendant became – no pun intended – the seed money for starting my business Joana Miranda Studio.