We at Griff offer a complete Design & Re-modelling Service. If you have any items of old jewellery which have sentimental value but are damaged, or beyond economical repair we can provide you with designs, to your specification, so that your original stones can be made into a new piece of jewellery for you to enjoy, thus maintaining the sentimental link. Perhaps you would like a unique piece made to commemorate a special occasion, or you may have a gemstone which you have purchased & would like mounted into something unique, if so contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our current projects is a copper weathervane featuring a running horse. The horses body is made in two halves by hammering sheet copper into a wooden block from the inside, the two halves are then brazed together. The legs are made in a similar way before being attached to the body. The mane & tail are made of forged copper wire & brazed into position. It is intended to gild the mane & tail with gold leaf & oxidize the body which will eventually attain the usual verdigris coating after several years exposure to the elements. We will update this blog to show the various stages of production to the finished article.
The Horse measures 54cm (21 inches).
We can make anything from a pair of earrings to standard lamps, to weathervanes in any metal! If you need a Trophy or Special Award contact us to discuss your needs . We will do initial drawings & tailor them to your requirements before giving you a quotation.