Recently I was asked to make a rabbit pendant of a much loved pet which had sadly passed away.I was given this photo so I got to work to design a few alternative ideas.

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My design ideas for the pendant included a more realistic interpretation of the photograph given as well as more stylized ideas including dark coloured stones such as black diamonds or dark blue/black sapphires to represent the black colour of the rabbit. I was reluctant to use a standard bail for the pendant to hang from the chain. Rather boring I thought! The photo to me lent itself for a hole to go through the ear and I love the result. It allows more movement when worn and I like the way the chain hangs between both ears.
Below is the process of my wax carving using many needle files, a few burrs and a lot of dental tools…. as well as a lot of patience, this is a slow process.

As you can see this has been a very personal piece made for my client, no one else will have this one off pendant. If you would like something similar please send me an email with a couple of photos and we can start designing your own piece of jewellery from there. Alternatively come and follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.