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A Design a Day – Day 33

Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Emerald Bird Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda

Watercolor and Gouache Gold and Emerald Bird Pendant Rendering by Joana Miranda

I did the rendering above for a client a few years back.  I then hand carved the wax and sent it out to be cast in 18K yellow gold.  Flush-setting the diamond “eye” and prong-setting the emeralds was a challenge for me at the time since I had never prong set stones before.  I was happy with the finished result, although my picture-taking skills at that time were a little less sophisticated…

18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Bird Pendant by Joana Miranda

18K Yellow Gold, Diamond and Emerald Bird Pendant by Joana Miranda

The money I earned with this pendant became – no pun intended – the seed money for starting my business Joana Miranda Studio.

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