Adding the Swarovski gemstones to the metal brooch went quickly. The next step was to channel set the crystal baguettes. The most difficult part of this piece was to create the look of the star.
Creating the “star” effect was the most difficult part in making this piece. We had tried several methods from engraving the star on the backplate in the brooch to painting the star effect behind the glass gem.
Here’s our final effect and we are very pleased to see it come together.
Along with Larry McQueen, owner of the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design we delivered this “star sapphire and diamond” brooch to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles.