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.
We decided that our brooch would need to have multi levels to achieve this look. Next we had to locate an emerald that would fit our budget.
Continue with the Designing and Carving the Wax Models.