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Bird and Owl Necklace 5 by StefanepDesign Bird and Owl Necklace 5 by StefanepDesign
Bird and Owl Necklace
Stefan Perriard

Two necklaces I have designed, drawn, and produced by my own. The process has been long, but seeing the results is all the time worth.

Bird Necklace:
This necklace is so three-dimensional, that sometimes the eye cannot catch its complex shape; therefore it also looks a bit funny on the camera. You have to see in real life.
It is produced in the type of wood called “ramin”, which is an expensive and fine textured wood, like teakwood.
First I designed the bird in Photoshop and printed a blueprint in 1:1 scale. Found the wood and cut out the silhouette of the bird.
By using at “polish-circuit” I could create the round shape of the bird. I continued to polish until I was pleased with the shape.
The eye hole was milled 3mm down, with a 1/100mm precision. So the little glass pearl would fit perfectly into.
The ring that the chain passes through is also homemade, 99% pure silver. Then I drilled a 0,7mm hole into the bird, so the 0,9mm silver ring fits.
Everything is handcrafted.

Owl Necklace:
The owl necklace is produced in 3mm soft aluminum plate.
First I draw the owl in Photoshop, and printed a blueprint in 1:1 scale. Put the drawing on the aluminum plate, and cut the bird out roughly. Then I drilled the holes in the stomach, and started cutting the holes for the eyes – by hand of course. When the bird got its shape, and also the beak, I stated polish all the edges with a file. Toke around two days to polish the bird up. Also the shape of the feet is just polish up.

For the surface of the owl, I got it polished with fine sandpaper, while spirit was added. The aluminum would then react with the H-atoms, kind of an alloy. That means the owl got a glass-hard surface, reflecting nicely in the sun.
Everything is handcrafted.

See the other photos from this project:
1: [link]
2: [link]
3: [link]
4: [link]
6: [link]
(or view my gallery)

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November 10, 2012
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