Designing the Star Brooch for Susan Hayward

Shown above: Initial conceptual sketch by Larry McQueen

It is not easy to re-create jewelry from a moving picture. We had very few studio images to work with, and none of them showed the full brooch. So we did our best. We decided to start with developing a conceptual drawing, and once that was approved to move onto finding the emerald cabochon.

Hayward 101
There are no complete images of the brooch
Drawing showing multi levels for the brooch
Susan Pictures 195
Samples of different brooches from the same time period
Backside of a two layer brooch
Front side of the same brooch

We decided that our brooch would have multi levels. Now all we have to do is find an emerald to fit our design as well as or budget.


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