Our first project with Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design was to recreate a pendant from the movie “Gaslight”. Continue reading “Re-Creative Victorian Pendant from the Movie “Gaslight” at Disney”
Larry McQueen, the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design commissioned the following works:
“Gaslight” costume worn by Ingrid Bergman
Each project shows the initial image from the film, the completed re-creative jewelry and the costume and jewelry on exhibit.
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.
The Ingrid Bergman pendant was a huge challenge for us in many ways. Locating a historical pendant, similar in design, on-line was a huge gain for us. Next we developed the design details and presented a design story board for client approval.
I knew from my historical research that jewelry from the Victorian time period, was made in precious and in non-precious metals. So we decided to review our options for materials. Our budget dictated that we go with brass and plate it to look like gold.
After spending hours searching thru on-line auction houses and antique jewelry sites, I finally found a pendant that shows many of the details I need to know before I can start my drawings.
Starting a project where you are asked to re-create something unique, from the past and which is now no longer in existence is totally exciting.