Mary Frances Brooch

Last week I told you here  about this great request we received from Mr. X, Odessa,  Florida.

His wishes … “I really like the wood & metal combinations … because of how much my wife loves plants and flowers I had an idea of a pendent / pin that possible had some fern like parts …”

So last week the two of us worked on this commission and had fun experimenting with real fern leaves. Just in time because by now the ferns in our garden are getting brownish and are almost gone….

Anyway here is our harvest … 3 brooches came of it!

Mary Frances Fern Brooch, sterling silver and cherry wood, design by Atelier The Jewelry Story

Mary Frances Fern Brooch, silver and cherrywood

Mary Frances Fern Brooch and pendant, silver and rose wood

Which one shall it be?

Mr. X wrote me to say he loved all 3 of them and can’t make up his mind, so he decided to led his wife in on the secret and show her the brooches so she can make her own choice. I told them to take their time …

Now that everything is in the open I can reveal to all of you who thought all the time this was the infamous Mr.X … The X was standing for Dan Rodriguez a very sympathetic gentleman from Odessa Florida.

Dan is a very skilled woodworker. Together with his wife Mary Frances they make beautiful furniture, custom made kitchens and they even provide interiors for yachts and boats. Please have a look at their website for their extensive portfolio and great images.