mitsuro orchid pendant
Because the technique's strength is in the creation of thin ribbon-like forms, larger open shapes are among the more demanding challenges. Without the use a very delicate touch when forming the master wax, this orchid's open center would simply "close up" and be lost.
Mitsuro, cast in sterling silver, fabricated 14k yellow gold and black pearl.
James "Dwight" Kallstrom, 2003.