This orange poppy necklace resulted from hours of hard work and boatloads of creativity. Made from 18K gold, it juxtaposes vibrant enamel against garnets and rubies. A light lavender enamel background allows the green and orange of the flower to pop. Though a lot of my art is inspired by abstract things, “Orange Poppy” isn’t one of them.
As you might expect, the humble poppy inspired this unique jewelry piece. This custom enamel necklace was commissioned by a client who loved these flowers and all that they stood for. And, with the poppy’s vibrant colors and rich history, who wouldn’t?
After submitting a few potential designs, the customer and I settled on this one. They fell in love with its unique silhouette, warm gemstones, and lavender background. What followed was countless hours of wirework, enameling, firing, and polishing. You can visit here to learn more about the work that goes into creating a piece like this.
After a few months, I finished the piece. I could not help breathing a sigh of relief as I set the last garnet in place. Shortly after, I shipped this orange poppy necklace off to its new owner. She, like most of my clients, was absolutely ecstatic.
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