Poppy brooch commission

Hi everyone! I thought I would share a really lovely commission I did back in March. A historian friend in the US asked me to make her a silver poppy brooch to wear to some World War I events she was attending this year. It was such a special piece to make and a real honour to create a symbol of peace to mark 100 years since the First World War.

I made the base of the brooch in jeweller's wax before having it cast it silver. The casting was then tidied up before soldering a setting to hold the red garnet for the centre and pin for the back.

I like sharing my work in progress photos- I hope you find them interesting!

Wax carving

Wax carving

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