When a client of mine came in the store and lay upon my table about a thousand colored stones that she wanted me to create for her a Garden themed bangle, I was delighted to see how much raw materials I had to work with. Having an abundance of assorted sizes, colors and shapes of stones is what makes designing easy. I am not too restricted with my design because I can be as extravagant as I want to be knowing I have ample supply of goodies.
Just to show you how the process is, I have somewhat documented the steps into making my Whimsical Bangle. Hope you enjoy!
Step 1, sketch the design. Make sure your sketch is almost actual size of the stones. That way, the client and the goldsmith can imagine the look of the bangle.
To make sure that it is almost actual size, you can lay the stones on top of the design for a clearer picture.
Step 2: When all the stones are on top of the sketch, take a photo so that your goldsmith can visualize what you want.
Step 3: If everything is a go, I give the order to my workers and they will start working on the parts. They will set the stones, polish and when done, I take a photo so I can show you!
The finished product?
I am happy that the owner is very happy with the outcome. It is always a pleasure to give pleasure.