Sunday, July 12, 2015

MC & G

They said yes to each other yesterday and we were there to see that. We had a marvelous day.
Now, I can show you the monogram I made for them.


To see the whole thing, just have a look to the gallery.


And, as one has to dress a bit for a wedding, I made this chain mail tie, quite nice even if a bit heavy :-)


For my wife's neck, I chose something a bit lighter, I made her this pendant of slate, engraved with a filigree pattern and gilded with gold powder.



Thursday, June 25, 2015

filigrees

Back to paperwork for an initial with filigrees. This is only a detail first because it isn't finished yet and second because I don't want to spoil the surprise for the person who will receive it.


The dark red circle is approximatively 2cm in diameter and I used a pattern found in the MS Espagnol 33 from the BNF, manuscript that we will study during this summer courses in my workshop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

peebles & filigrees

A first engraved peeble with a filigree pattern from the Ms Espagnol 33 from the French National Library.


And a second one, smaller, made as a pendant. My wife's loving it !



Thursday, May 28, 2015

Scribbles

a few weeks ago, I went to an art show. A good time but, at a point, one gets bored. Thus, I scribbled.



Ok, these are scribbles but not only... They also are warm-up for my next workshop on filigrees.
I only regret that I didn't have time to fill in the last square...


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

DIY

I had a few easels, wooden and small ones. They didn't stay right, were fragile, kind of bulls**t.
As I had an exhibition coming fast, I decided that I needed something more resistant so ... here is the result :


It doesn't resemble to anything but it's not a problem. 80cm of electric wire, carefully bent and here I am, perfectly stable, solid and almost invisible easels. The only problem may be the color but I had some red wire and no time to go and buy some other.

And, as I'm a very gentle guy, here is another cadel letter, this time it's an L.



Sunday, May 10, 2015

more cadels

Another long weekend and here are more cadels.

A Cadel E


and a K :


Both are, once more, inspired by the Ms AN II 3 from the Basel Library.
To see more pics, just have a look to the gallery.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

S

A good thing with 3 days long weekends is that one have time to work on things :




A new cadel initial, once more inspired by the  Ms AN II 3 from the library of the university in Basel.
There will be more of these ...