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Whoopi Goldberg jewelry piece – The Dragon

Whoopi Goldberg jewelry piece – The Dragon

The Dragon | Enamel Jewelry | Unique jewelry designs

I was honored this past year to collaborate with Elisa Melegari a jewelry designer, in making a jewel called the “The Dragon” for client Whoopi Goldberg.

Birth of “The Dragon” Now Whoopi Goldberg Jewelry, created here in the technique of Champleve enamels. This bracelet and ring combo was influenced by the jewel designed by Alphonse Mucha and executed by George Fouquet, “The Serpent” 1899 for Sarah Bernhardt. Shown on the below.

The Dragon Drawing - Patsy Croft

It began with the drawing by Elisa Melegari, a young NY jewelry artist. The client Whoopi Goldberg,  approved. She had visioned this jewel for 20 years whithout finding anyone to execute it for her.

The Dragon - Silver and Gold Bracelet - Patsy Croft

Cast in silver to insure fit and comfort before moving to gold.

The Dragon - Prototype - Model - Patsy Croft

With great friends in the industry I was able to create just the right team. And the execution of the design creation began! Kathy Drake for additional wax work, Master jeweler Tom Herman for the hinge design and execution. Brian Reed  for the casting

The Dragon - Silver bracelet - Patsy Croft

After the fitting, Whoopi Goldberg felt she would like the head to move to add comfort. This would allow her to bend her hand easily. I traveled upstate NY to visit Master jeweler Tom Herman and a hinge was added under the head.

Whoopi Goldberg Custom Bracelet - Enamel and Gold Dragon - The Process - Patsy Croft
Whoppi Goldberg Gold Coil Bracelet - Dragon Bracelet - Patsy Croft

Time to cast in gold, chase the details and enamel…

Whoopi Goldberg Custom Jewelry - Dragon Head - Enamel Jewelry Process - Patsy Croft

…enameling the head from the bracelet…

Whoppi Goldberg Enamel Ring - Patsy Croft

…enameling the ring…

Whoopi Goldberg's Dragon - Opal Eyes - Patsy Croft

…add a couple of opal eyes…

And away the jewel goes to the teams’ Master stone setter, Drew Hadley

It was an awesome job by all!

Delivered to a happy client. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg Jewels - Custom Commissioned Jewelry - The Dragon - Patsy Croft
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