When you get the package back from the plating company, I always take a deep breath and hope that it looks like the real thing.
I prefer to make jewelry in the metal of choice and not to plate my designs. However, sometimes the project parameters require plating. I opened the box and was delighted to see a beautiful product. A beautiful job on the two tone plating.
This was the start of a new adventure for me. Shortly after this project I was commissioned to re-create three new and different pieces. A brooch for Carole Lombard, a pendant for Greta Garbo and a brooch for Susan Hayward.