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Sheehan Commission

So I have been working on this piece for a while now and have just handed it over to the client.

What a response! I was nervous for what she would say as I had shown Sandra the cast piece – uncompleted – so I could get the sizing right for her. This is nearly always the moment where people start to wonder if I know what I am doing as the piece is in what I call the “car crash phase”. It looks bad as it is in construction and not nicely finished.

So there were some concerns that she had with the size and shape of the square but I asked her to leave it with me and when it is done I am sure she will love it.

Using the existing ring and gold that she had I forged a new band to which I soldered this and blended it into the new squared top. The stone was given to her and she was not very happy with the look of it as she did not know what to do with it. A concept was developed and the drawing won her over. There may have been a speed bump along the way but in the end she is amazed by how it turned out and over the moon!





I believe the word was “magnificent” by the time she walked out with the ring on her finger!!!

And she can’t wait to show it off!

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